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  • ANHALT – ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR JUBILEE BADGE – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 93

    SKU: 01-687

    $175.00

    This is a one-hundred-year anniversary badge that commemorates Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93. The regiment was founded in 1807. Bataillon Nr 1 and Bataillon Nr 3 were garrisoned at Dessau, while Bataillon Nr 2 was garrisoned at Zerbst. The regiment was attached to the IV. ArmeeKorps. The badge is very well made. It is gilt-toned and measures 2″ x 1 3/4.” It features the Duke of Anhalt’s cypher. The cypher is surrounded by oak leaves and displays a crown at the top. At the badge’s top is a magenta, green, and white ribbon. It is a pinback badge, whose sturdy pin runs vertically down the badge.

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  • ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-884

    $50.00

    ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK . This is a very fine example of the Black Army Wound Badge. First authorized in March 1918, wound badges were awarded in three classes based on the number or severity of one’s wound(s). Black was considered the lowest (3rd Class), silver was 2nd Class, and gold was 1st Class. This is an originally-issued piece that displays very fine paint. Its reverse displays a pin. The badge is stamped.

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  • AUSTRIA - BADGE - U-BOOT - WITH PRESENTATION CASE - REPRODUCTION

    AUSTRIA – BADGE – U-BOOT – WITH PRESENTATION CASE – REPRODUCTION

    SKU: 01-914

    $450.00

    I would like to point out at the outset of this description that this Austrian U-Boot badge is a REPRODUCTION. I don’t make many mistakes but I did with this badge. A collector brought the mistake to my attention and I cheerfully refunded his purchase price. My word is my bond and we have our lifetime guarantee for a reason so that MY mistake does not become YOUR mistake……    

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  • AUSTRIAN – VETERAN’S BADGE – HEERES GRUPPE BÖHM-ERMOLLI

    SKU: 01-854

    $30.00

    This is an interesting WW I Austrian veteran’s badge. The badge measures 1 ½” x 1 ½.” Its bottom displays shields sporting Prussian, Austrian, and Turkish Coats-of-Arms. The badge’s center features the legend “Heeres Gruppe Böhm-Ermolli,” which refers to Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli (1856-1941). When WW I began, von Böhm-Ermolli was an Austrian General der Kavallerie. He led several different Austrian armies, commanding Heeres Gruppe Böhm-Ermolli from 15 September 1915 to 25 July 1916. He was promoted to a Generaloberst’s rank in May 1916. When von Hindenburg was promoted to Chief of the General Staff, and Generalfeldmarschall von Mackensen was given command of the East, Bavaria’s Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Leopold assumed overall command of all the Central Powers’ troops. At that point, von Böhm-Ermolli found himself reporting to Prinz Leopold. Von Böhm-Ermolli was ultimately promoted to Feldmarschall in January 1918. The gilt-toned badge is stamped.

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  • AUSTRIAN – BADGE – DAMAGED

    SKU: 01-729

    $25.00

    This is an unusual badge that has lost its attachment pin. Measuring 1″ in diameter, it has an elaborate, enamel face that features a winged lion holding an open book with one paw (the symbol for St. Mark the Evangelist). The gilt metal lion and book are displayed in moderate high-relief against a circular red enamel background in the badge’s center. A blue enamel border encircles three-quarters of the badge’s outer edge. The border contains three words separated by dots: “Ovar – Ducat -Venet.” It may refer to Venice, and its famous St. Mark’s Basilica. At one time, Venice issued ducats that were used as a type of international currency when Venice was a powerful city-state. The bottom quarter is covered with white enamel, wherein three metal symbols appear. These symbols are two metal rosettes/flowers on either side of what appear to be a set of crossed keys (or perhaps swords).

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  • BAVARIA – VETERAN’S BADGE – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 1

    SKU: 01-625

    $250.00

    This is one of the more ornate veteran’s badges I have encountered. Part of what makes it so unusual is that it has been produced in TWO pieces. The top piece is a cutout, gilt-toned Wittelsbach Crown. The badge’s lower half is a detailed, ornate shield. Mounted on the shield is a rampant Bavarian Lion in high-relief, holding a smaller shield with the Bavarian Flag’s checkerboard design. Mounted on that is a gilt “1.” Below the shield are two bandeaux, which refer to Infanterie-Regiment König Nr 1. The regiment was one of the Bavarian Army’s most elite. The badge’s reverse reveals that a substantial pin was attached to the crown. A small place appears below the crown where the pin could be centered. The badge measures an impressive 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4.”

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  • BAVARIA – BADGE – 100th ANNIVERSARY – KÖNIGLICH BAYERISCHES INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 12’s

    SKU: 01-719

    $95.00

    Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment “Prinz Arnulf” Nr. 12 was founded in 1814. It was garrisoned at Neu-Ulm and attached to the I. Armeekorps. It is a badge commemorating the regiment’s 100th Anniversary in 1914. The badge is eight-sided and measures 1 ½” x 1 ½.” Its center features Prinz Arnuff’s royal cypher. Attached to the top is a small ribbon and a safety pin. It has no manufacturer’s hallmark.

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  • BAVARIA – BADGE – PINBACK – KRIEGERBUND

    SKU: 01-720

    $115.00

    This is a high-quality pinback badge for Bavaria’s largest veterans’ group, the Kriegerbund. The badge is silver-toned and measures 2″ x 1 ½.” In its center we see the Bavarian Lion holding a shield with his paw. This is encircled with blue enamel. A pin appears on the reverse. The badge is hallmarked “Deschler & Söhne München.”

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  • BAVARIA – FIREMAN’S 40-YEAR LONG-SERVICE AWARD

    SKU: 01-643

    $95.00

    This is a gilt-toned and oval-shaped Fireman’s 40-Year Long-Service Award from Bavaria. It was issued between 1928 and 1936. The decoration measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8.” It features a fireman’s helmet in profile on the obverse. The reverse mentions 40 years of long service. It has a jump ring, but no ribbon is present.

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  • BAVARIA – PATRIOTIC BADGE – KING LUDWIG II

    SKU: 01-479

    $50.00

    This is a two-piece patriotic badge that salutes King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The top half depicts an eagle. Attached to that is a circular badge displaying “Mad Ludwig’s” profile.

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  • BAVARIA – PRINZ ALFONS SHOOTING BADGE – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 01-916

    $95.00

    Prinz Alfons of Bavaria was a very popular royal in Bavaria and beyond. He did serve in the army even acquiring the rank of General, but he never held command authority. He was a cultured man and was more of a scientist. After WW I he sponsored a shooting badge for shooting competitions. This badge was awarded in both a 1st and 2nd Class. Today we offer the 2nd Class version. It is silver while the 1st Class was gold….  

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  • BAVARIA – VETERAN’S BADGE – 8. LANDWEHR-REGIMENT

    SKU: 01-721

    $40.00

    This is a veteran’s badge in the shape of a shield. It commemorates a veterans’ gathering. The date of the gathering was 10.6.35 (this has an “8.” in front of it, perhaps again referring to the regiment’s number). The badge measures 1 ½” x 1.” At the bottom we see a shoulder strap with an “8” on it.

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  • BAVARIA – VETERAN’S BADGE – 8. RESERVE-DIVISION

    SKU: 01-717

    $50.00

    This badge is for a veteran from the Bavarian 8. Reserve-Division. The badge, which measures 1 1/4″ x 1,” is in the shape of a leaf. In addition to the division’s name, we also see a small blue and white Bavarian Shield. A pin appears on the reverse, which been repaired.

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  • BAVARIA – MEDAL – COMMEMORATIVE – KÖNIG LUDWIG II

    SKU: 01-748 XDG

    $50.00

    Commemorative medal memorializing the life of König Ludwig II (Mad), who ruled Bavaria until 1886….

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  • BAVARIA – MEDAL –COMMEMORATIVE – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD

    SKU: 01-740 XDG

    $60.00

    Prinz Regent Luitpold Commemorative Medal, celebrating his 80th birthday and his 25th year as Bavaria’s ruler….

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  • BAVARIA – MEDAL – COMMEMORATIVE – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD

    SKU: 01-741 XDG

    $65.00

    Prinz Regent Luitpold Commemorative Medal, celebrating his 80th birthday and his 25th year as Bavaria’s ruler.

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  • BELGIUM – DECORATION – 2ND CLASS – INDUSTRIELLE ET AGRICOLE (DECORATION – INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE) –

    SKU: 01-703

    $50.00

    This is an unusual badge from Belgium that began in the 19th Century as an award for success in industry and agriculture. It later became a labor decoration and apparently is still issued now in a 1958 configuration. Our example is the 1905 type for the Industry and Agriculture Award 2nd Class. An oval-shaped metal medallion hangs down from an articulated crown. The crown is attached to a jump ring that holds a short length of black, gold and red ribbon. The badge measures 2 1/8″ x 1″ from the top of its crown to the base of the oval. The outer section of the oval is decorated with blue enamel leaves and berries. Another smaller oval is centered within it, faintly gilt in color, with these words on either side “Habilete Moralite Bekwa Amheid Zedelijkheid” (Moral skill Durability is more skilled Morality). [This came from an online translation program, which is not terribly sophisticated]. A shield with a rampant lion is at the oval’s top, right beneath the crown. The oval’s center features a bee hive and various work tools. Evidently, these medals were awarded for contributions to Belgium’s economy in the industrial and agricultural areas.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY (1809-1909) PENINSULA CAMPAIGN MEDAL – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 92 –

    SKU: 01-733

    $110.00

    This is a Duchy of Braunschweig veterans’ medal commemorating Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92’s 100th Anniversary of participation in the Peninsula Campaign. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 was founded in 1809 and garrisoned at Braunschweig, where it was attached to the X. Armeekorps. It served under British Field Marshal Wellington’s command during the first Napoleonic War, along with other Hanoverian regiments. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 5/16″ in diameter. Its obverse depicts Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (a.k.a. “The Black Duke”). [Friedrich Wilhelm led his Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was killed at the action’s forefront]. The medal’s reverse features the regiment ‘s totenkopf, along with the word “Peninsula” and the dates 1809-1909. [PLEASE NOTE: Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 bore the same “Peninsula” bandeau and totenkopf on their pickelhauben’s wappen. An original red, blue, and yellow ribbon is attached. The decoration is in very fine condition, overall.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – ANNIVERSARY MEDAL – INFANTERIE – REGIMENT Nr 92

    SKU: 01-510

    $140.00

    This is a circular veteran’s medal that measures 1 3/4″ in diameter. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. The regiment was created in 1809, and fought bravely in the Napoleonic Wars. The central motif of this medal is the Totenkopf, which this regiment (and their sister regiment Husaren-Regiment Nr 17) wore on their headdress. No ribbon for this medal exists, but the jump ring is present.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – BADGE -VETERAN ASSOCIATION

    SKU: 01-881

    $85.00

    This is a most interesting Veterans’ Association Badge from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The Duchy was best known for fielding Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. These two regiments represented two of the four Imperial German regiments that displayed the dreaded Totenkopf (Death’s Head) on their headdress. This symbol, meant to strike fear into the hearts of Braunschweig’s enemies, was worn on the respective regiments’ pickelhauben, busbies (pelzmützen), mützen, and schirmmützen. The badge, which measures 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” is bordered with a wreath. The wreath features a horse’s profile, which was emblematic of the Kingdom of Hannover, as well as the Duchy of Braunschweig. The horse’s image is surrounded by the words “Braunschweiger Landwehr Verband” (Braunschweig Land Defense Association). The top of the oval-shaped badge features an open crown, while its bottom displays a cross. [It is NOT an Iron Cross, and features some rather unintelligible writing. The words “für” (obscured) then “Reich” appear on its horizontal arm. This leads us to suspect that it may be a pre WW I badge]. Two small pieces of blue and yellow ribbon edged on either side by thin red, white, and black stripes are attached behind the cross, symbolizing Braunschweig’s state colors nestled within those representing the German Empire. The badge’s reverse features a sturdy pin for attaching it to a garment.

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  • FRANKFURT – SHOOTING BADGE

    SKU: 01-673

    $195.00

    This is a large, ornate shooting badge. It is a multi piece affair. The main piece measures 2 3/4″ x 1 ½.” A crown is at the top. It then shows a man from the 18th or 17th Century, with an old-fashioned flintlock over his shoulder. His left hand rests on a sign that reads “1862-1912.” Below that is “XVII Deutsches Bundes u. Gold. Jubil. Schiessen Frankfurt a. M.” Attached to the central piece is a green silk ribbon. Another metal piece, a Prussian Eagle displaying the date 1912, is attached to the ribbon’s bottom. The main badge’s reverse shows it was manufactured by a Frankfurt firm. This very high-quality shooting badge is in excellent condition.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 01-442

    $40.00

    This was a privately produced patriotic medal. A likeness of Kaiser Wilhelm I is on the obverse and a monument is on the reverse. The medal measures 1″ in diameter. It comes with a green, white and red ribbon.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-736

    $35.00

    This is a black/third class of the Army Wound Badge. It was awarded for one or two wounds. Wound badge awards were instituted in March 1918. Our example is in generally good condition, although it has lost paint on the stahlhelm, which is the badge’s highest point.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-867

    $40.00

    This is a top-quality Black Army Wound Badge, the 3rd Class (lowest level) version that was for one or two wounds. First authorized in March 1918, the Army Wound Badge was awarded in black, silver, and gold levels. The badge is in excellent condition, with no loss of paint on the obverse. The reverse’s pin shows some loss of paint, which was caused when the badge was inserted onto a tunic.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-677

    $30.00

    This is the Black Army Wound Badge (3rd Class). It was the badge one received after one’s first and second wounds. Wound badges were first authorized in March 1918. The badge is in very good condition. Its stahlhelm has lost some paint. It is the badge’s high spot, where paint loss is usually seen.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-878 XBB

    $40.00

    ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK. The Army Wound Badge was first authorized in March 1918. It was created in three grades or classes. The 3rd Class/Black Army Wound Badge was for one-to-two wounds. The 2nd Class/Silver Army Wound Badge was for three-to-four wounds. The 1st Class/Gold Army Wound Badge was intended for five-or-more wounds, the loss of a limb or maybe an eye. This is an issued piece. It is stamped. Some scuffing shows on the stahlhelm, the badge’s highest point. Overall, it is in very good condition. This is a consignment item.

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - BLACK

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-893 XFQ

    $45.00

    The Army Wound Badge was first authorized in March 1918. The Army Wound Badge was awarded in three classes…..

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - BLACK - 3RD CLASS

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK – 3RD CLASS

    SKU: 01-889

    $40.00

    This Army Wound Badge 3rd Class is black in color and was issued for one and two wounds. It was first authorized in March 1918 with a Navy version authorized that Summer. This badge has some paint missing to the high point of the helmet.

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - BLACK - 3RD CLASS

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK – 3RD CLASS

    SKU: 01-888

    $50.00

    This Army Wound Badge 3rd Class is black in color and was issued for one and two wounds. It was first authorized in March 1918 with a Navy version authorized that Summer. This badge is in excellent condition.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK – CUTOUT

    SKU: 01-879 XBB

    $195.00

    ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK – CUTOUT. The Army Wound Badge was first authorized in March 1918. It was created in three grades or classes. The 3rd Class/Black Army Wound Badge was for one-to-two wounds. The 2nd Class/Silver Army Wound Badge was for three-to-four wounds. The 1st Class/Gold Army Wound Badge was intended for five-or-more wounds, the loss of a limb, or maybe an eye. As issued, the Army Wound Badge was a “closed” design. Later, as was often the case with 1914 Iron Crosses 1st Class, a man could purchase a custom piece with some differences, such as a screwback, being made of .800 silver, or in this case, the highly-desired cutout (open) Wound Badge. This is a black cutout example that boasts a magnificent finish. It would make an excellent addition to any badge collection. This is a consignment item.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – GOLD

    SKU: 01-113

    $125.00

    This is a most interesting example of the Army Wound Badge in gold. The pin on the reverse has been removed and two small holes have been drilled at the top and bottom of the badge. This allowed the wearer to sew the badge to his tunic rather than pinning it on. The badge is a darker bronze color from age. It is a most interesting variation of a badge that has been modified to suit its owner’s tastes.

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  • ARMY WOUND BADGE - GOLD

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – GOLD

    SKU: 01-880

    $150.00

    The Army Wound Badge was first authorized on 3 March 1918. It was awarded in three grades. The lowest grade, 3rd Class (Black) was given for one to two wounds. The 2nd Class (Silver) was awarded for three to four wounds. The highest grade, 1st Class (Gold), was awarded for five or more wounds, or the loss of a limb or an eye in combat. It also could be awarded posthumously. Our offering today is the 1st Class in gold. The award is stamped. The surface shows an interesting patina with black toning in small areas. A pin is in place on the reverse. The badge shows clear age and is a fine example.

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER

    SKU: 01-885

    $95.00

    ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER . This is a very fine example of the Silver Army Wound Badge. First authorized in March 1918, wound badges were awarded in three classes based on the number or severity of one’s wound(s). Black was considered the lowest (3rd Class), silver was 2nd Class, and gold was 1st Class. This is an originally-issued piece that displays very fine paint. Its reverse displays a pin. The badge is stamped.

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  • ARMY WOUND BADGE - SILVER.

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER

    SKU: 01-886

    ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER   This is a Silver Army Wound Badge, which was considered a 2nd Class award. [Black was the 3rd Class award, while Gold was the 1st Class]. Each was awarded for a certain number of wounds or, in the case of the Gold Badge, for loss of an eye or a limb. These were first awarded in March 1918. This Silver Army Wound Badge is of the issued variety. It is stamped and displays a sturdy pin on its reverse.
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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER – CUSTOM TWO-PIECE SCREWBACK

    SKU: 01-874

    $195.00

    This is a very high-quality, custom two-piece screwback Army Silver Wound Badge. Wound badges (Verwundetenabzeichen) were first authorized for award on 3 March 1918 in three different classes. The 3rd Class award was black (for one or two wounds), the 2nd Class award was silver (for three and four wounds), while the 1st Class award was gold (for five or more wounds, or more severe traumas such as the loss of a limb). The issued badge was oval-shaped and featured a stahlhelm’s profile superimposed over crossed swords in its center. A laurel leaf wreath encircled the entire badge. [The stahlhelm replaced the pickelhaube in 1916, and was used for WW I’s duration. The Germany military continued to use it all the way through WW II. A very similar helmet model was adopted by the American military in WWII and is still in use today]. An issued badge sported a solid, pebbled surface behind the stahlhelm and crossed swords, with a vertical pin attached to its reverse. It was also stamped and hollow. Those soldiers who were willing to pay for something more elaborate had the option of purchasing a custom badge from a jeweler or military effects establishment once they had received their original award (just as did those who desired special Iron Crosses). For wound badges, the most common custom badge variation was the cutout. In this process, the badge’s solid background was eliminated and only the stahlhelm and crossed swords remained within the laurel leaf wreath. The badge…

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - SILVER - PRIVATE PURCHASE

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER – PRIVATE PURCHASE

    SKU: 01-892 XFQ

    $125.00

    The Silver Army wound badge represents the second class of wound badges. The Army wound badge we are offering was a privately purchased wound badge……  

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – FELDKIRCH VORARLBERG

    SKU: 01-758

    $95.00

    This is a fascinating little badge that measures 2 1/4″ x 1 ½.” It depicts the medieval city of Feldkirch in the west Austrian state of Vorarlberg, on the border with Switzerland and Liechtenstein. According to Wikipedia “the beautiful medieval town, which remains well preserved to this day, was mentioned as a city for the first time in 1218, after Count Hugo von Montfort built the “Schattenburg,” a castle that still is the major landmark of Feldkirch. Other sights in the town include the cathedral of St. Nikolaus from the late Gothic period.” The badge is made of gold-toned metal (probably brass) and is rectangular. It is decorated in high-relief images of the area that have been painted with multicolored enamel. The badge’s obverse is divided into three sections. The top section depicts a view of the city from the nearby mountains. It is nestled in a valley with snow-capped peaks in the distance. Its medieval nature is easily apparent from its buildings’ architecture, which is depicted in gold and copper tones, with green hills, a blue sky and the snowy mountains. The badge’s bottom section has the words FELDKIRCH over VORARLBERG in brass against a red enamel background. It is the middle section that is the most interesting. This section is cut out, with another section on a sliding piece of metal behind it. The sliding section is divided into four parts, each featuring one of the city’s best known sights. These include the Churertop, an elaborate medieval gate…

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – COMMEMORATIVE – AIRSHIP GRAF ZEPPELIN’S FIRST (1929) WORLD TOUR

    SKU: 01-899

    $250.00

    The Graf Zeppelin was the first commercial German zeppelin. She began running regular routes in 1929.  Later that year she began an around-the-world flight that electrified the world, as only two years earlier Charles Lindbergh had completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic.  This commemorative pin was sold to an anxious German public eager to participate in the historic event.  The pin measures 2” in diameter.   The words “Graf Zeppelin” and “Weltflug 1929” are imprinted around the pin’s edges at the top and bottom, respectively.  A high-profile zeppelin is affixed to a green and blue enamel world map in its center.  The pin features its manufacturer’s hallmark on the reverse. These pins are becoming increasingly difficult-to-find.  ALSO AVAILABLE: UNOFFICIAL NAVY ZEPPELIN BADGE  

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – EAGLE

    SKU: 01-527

    $20.00

    This badge is shaped into an eagle. It measures 1 1/4″ x 3/4.” It has two prongs on its reverse. It almost looks like a badge that was attached to a visor cap.

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – EARLY LUFTHANSA (1920’S)

    SKU: 01-904

    $325.00

    The badge is painted. It is NOT made of enamel. It sports an outer rim in blue with a red inner center. We see “DLH” in gold on the red background, with Lufthansa’s logo (a bird in flight, still used today). Below that we see “186” punched into the badge. It is a very low number for such a badge. Some paint loss spots on the badge reveal that it is made of brass.  A screw post is mounted to the badge’s reverse. A nut has been screwed onto it. It appears to me this was a cap badge worn by employees, mechanics, baggage handlers, etc…….

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – MISCELLANEOUS – 1949

    SKU: 01-644

    $2.00

    This is a badge for someone belonging to local German town group following the Second World War. The group was called the “Community (or Party) of East Defenders” for the “First District Meeting of Gehrden.” Germany has two Gehrdens. One is near Hanover, the other in Saxony-Anhalt.

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  • GERMANY - BADGE - NAVY VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION  - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    GERMANY – BADGE – NAVY VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION  – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 13-532

    $395.00

    It is a Navy Veterans Association Badge. It represents the “German Flotten-Verien.” The badge is a two-piece affair. It is silver-toned…..

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – PATRIOTIC MUSICAL ASSOCIATION

    SKU: 01-436

    $45.00

    Patriotic Badge for 45 years long service in a musical association.

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – PORTRAYING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 01-860

    $95.00

    This is a patriotic badge depicting the great German military hero Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). When WW I began, Paul von Hindenburg was in retirement. He was called back and given command of an Armee in August 1914. He led the German forces to a convincing victory against the Russians at the Battle of Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. He continued to roll up impressive actions and was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. In 1916 he was made Chief of the German Army’s General Staff. He thus commanded all German forces in both the East and West. He retired again after WW I’s end, but Germany’s status led him to become President of the Weimar Republic. This patriotic badge measures 1 ½” in diameter. It is silver-toned and features an oak leaf wreath surrounding von Hindenburg’s portrait. He is wearing a dress uniform with a large medal bar on his left breast. The wreath’s top displays a small 1914 Iron Cross. A solid pin is on the reverse. It is a most unusual badge of early wartime quality.

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – U BOOT – GODET HALLMARKED – NAVY

    SKU: 01-911

    $995.00

    This is an U-Boot Abzeichen (Badge). It sports a fine gilt finish, and displays a Hohenzollern Crown over an U-Boot in profile. Its reverse features a high-gloss backing with a beautifully-crafted swollen (coke bottle) pin. The pin displays a stamped “G” for Berlin’s Godet. This badge is hard-to-top.

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – U BOOT – TWO-PIECE SCREW BACK – NAVY

    SKU: 01-910

    $1,095.00

    The U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen (War Badge) was first authorized on 1 February 1918. It was awarded after the completion of two war patrols. Many sailors and officers did not receive or acquire the badge until AFTER the war. Many of the badges produced during the war’s closing months also were low-quality pieces…..

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – UNIDENTIFIED CIVILIAN

    SKU: 01-532

    $5.00

    This is a civilian badge that I cannot identify. It is a bird with outspread wings and a clock in the center of its belly. It is gilt-toned and measures 1 3/4″ x 1 1/8.” If a sharp-eyed reader can help me, I would appreciate it!

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – UNIDENTIFIED CIVILIAN

    SKU: 01-533

    $10.00

    This is a civilian badge that I cannot identify. It is gilt-toned and measures 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2.” It shows a man and a woman in 18th Century garb. He is kissing her hand. The saying is “Frieden Kuß” (Peaceful Kiss). If a sharp-eyed reader can help me, I would appreciate it!

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – UNIDENTIFIED CIVILIAN

    SKU: 01-535

    $10.00

    This is an unidentified civilian badge. It has an eagle with the number 34 on it. If a sharp-eyed reader can help me, I would greatly appreciate it!

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – VETERAN’S

    SKU: 01-738

    $40.00

    This veterans’ medal, measuring 1 1/8″ in diameter, was made to celebrate the unveiling on 3 July 1927 of a monument honoring the 15 Infanterie Regiment König Friedrich August (III) von Sächsen. The regiment was created in 1722 and garrisoned at Neuburg on the Donau. It was attached to the Bavarian I Armeekorps. It was disbanded in 1919. The gilt medal’s obverse features a high-relief rendition of the monument. The upper half’s edge sports the following words, “Denkmals Enthüllung K. B. 15. I. R. Neuburg a. D.,” while the date “3 July 1927” appears across the bottom. Its reverse is plain, except for a hallmark listing the manufacturer’s name and location, “C. Poellath” in “Schrobenhausen” (Bavaria). Poellath was a well-known Bavarian maker of high-quality decorations and Bavarian Flight Badges. This handsome medal sports an eyelet at the top by which it can be attached to a slender chain.

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – VETERAN’S – INFANTERIE- REGIMENT Nr 31 – COMMEMORATING 100th ANNIVERSARY

    SKU: 01-247

    $125.00

    This is a most interesting, large veteran’s badge that commemorates the Russian-German Legion’s 100th anniversary in 1912. The regiment was formally known as Infanterie-Regiment Graf Bose (1. Thüringisches) Nr 31. As previously noted, the regiment was founded in 1812 and garrisoned at Altona (Altona is located in Northern Germany near Hamburg) where it was assigned to the IX. Armeekorps. The badge measures an impressive 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4.” It is in the shape of a cross and features a high-relief depiction of a soldier standing at attention in its center. Information about the Legion and its one-hundred-year jubilee is noted. If somebody pinned this badge to their garment, they certainly were aware that they were wearing a large memento for the occasion!

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – VETERAN’S – INFANTRIE-REGIMENT Nr 65

    SKU: 01-484

    $65.00

    This is a 50th anniversary badge for 5. Rheinisches Infantrie-Regiment Nr 65. This regiment was created in 1860 and garrisoned at Köln (Cologne). This badge is circular and gilt toned. It has information on the regiment (as described above). It displays a crown at the top and commemorates the fifty years since the creation of the regiment (1860 to 1910). Two black and white ribbons extend down from the badge. It is attractively made, and in very good condition, overall.

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  • GERMANY – BADGE – VETERANS – MINENWERFER DETACHMENT

    SKU: 01-422

    $125.00

    This is a square veteran’s badge measuring 1 3/4″ x 1 5/8.” It is extremely large for this sort of badge. The obverse features a crew complete with stahlhelme serving a mortar. Below that is the caption, “MINE!” This is the first time that I have ever seen a piece like this.

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  • GERMANY - BADGE - WW I U-BOOT

    GERMANY – BADGE – WW I U-BOOT

    SKU: 01-913

    $595.00

    The German U-Boot badge was first authorized in March 1918, rather late in WW I as was the Navy wound badge. Many men who were awarded the badge never acquired one during the war. These were one piece massive badges both during and after the war. Having said that we see many reproduction badges of poor quality which are purported to have been produced in the 1930’s……

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  • GERMANY – CAP BADGE – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 01-898

    $195.00

    ZEPPELIN – CAP BADGE. This is an interesting cap badge that I have never seen before. It measures 1.5” x 1.75.” It is silver-toned and oval-shaped. The outer portion features an oak leaf wreath. Inside it is a vertical anchor, and a horizontal zeppelin emblazoned with the name “Zeppelin” across it. The wreath displays two prongs whereby the badge was attached to a cap. The badge is stamped in a similar manner to an Army or Navy Wound Badge.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 01-409

    $50.00

    This is a square-shaped patriotic medal for Kaiser Wilhelm I. It bears a profile view of him on the obverse. It celebrates his 90th birthday on 22 March 1887. This first Kaiser of Germany would be dead a year later.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – 1912 AVIATION DONATION DAY

    SKU: 01-903

    $95.00

    This medal was given in 1912 to people who donated money to the cause. The obverse features an eagle in flight and the reverse has National Flugspende 1912……

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – KAISER WILHELM I – 90th BIRTHDAY

    SKU: 01-522

    $35.00

    This is a circular, gilt-toned medal, measuring 1″ in diameter. It represents the 90th birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1887. He lived another year, then died in 1888. It is in good condition, with no ribbon.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – OBSERVING THE 31st BIRTHDAY OF KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 01-408

    $50.00

    This is an unusual square and gilt-toned patriotic medal. The obverse shows a profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Wilhelm II is framed inside a wreath with a Hohenzollern Crown at the top and a Hohenzollern Eagle at the bottom. On the reverse we see mention of his 31st birthday, which was 27 January 1889. At that time he had been Kaiser less than one year, having seen both his grandfather and father die in 1888, then having assumed the throne after their deaths.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 01-438

    $20.00

    This circular patriotic piece was a part of a veteran’s badge or stickpin. It measures 13/16″. It has a likeness of the Kaiser in profile. On the reverse is “Andenken An Meine Rekrutirung(In Remembrance of my Recruitment).” It is similar to the circular disc on item #28-36 above. It is in very good condition.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – VETERAN’S – SALUTING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 01-752

    $30.00

    This is a veteran’s medal that salutes and commemorates Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. The obverse shows him in a business suit and recognizes him as the Reich’s President. The reverse features the magnificent church of Cologne (Köln), Germany. The church is well-known throughout the world. Although it was extensively damaged during WW II’s bombing, it has been returned to its former glory. The displayed date 21 March 1926 must certainly commemorate a visit by the president. The medal measures 1 ½” in diameter. No jump ring or ribbon is present for the medal.

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL – VETERANS

    SKU: 01-697

    $30.00

    This is a veteran’s medal in the shape of a wreath. The wreath is gilt-toned and measures 1 5/8″ in diameter. A silver-toned tag hangs from it. This tag bears the words “Dem Ehren Mitgliede (Honorary Member) Jürgen Gerth 2. 8. 21.” So, the owner had been made a special member of this veteran’s organization. It features a ribbon tied in a bow at the wreath’s top. Its colors are white, black, and red, Germany’s national colors. A hook hangs down from the wreath beneath the bow. Evidently it held another piece that is missing. It is priced accordingly.

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  • GERMANY – PATRIOTIC BADGE – KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 01-467

    $25.00

    This square patriotic badge measures 1″ x 1.” The obverse has a profile of Wilhelm I, along with the legend “Wilhelm I German Kaiser and Prussian King.” The reverse mentions a jubilee and celebration of eight years from 1807 to 1887. Wilhelm I was born in 1797 and died in 1888. No jump ring or ribbon exists for this piece.

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  • GERMANY – PILOT BADGE – NAVY LAND – ENGRAVED

    SKU: 01-896

    $2,495.00

    Today we are offering an interesting naval Land Plane Pilot Badge. The badge was used by the pilots of the Marine Jastas that flew in Flanders against France and Great Britain’s air services. The badge was first authorized in 1915. By WW I’s end, two Navy Plane Geschwaders had been created and had contributed to the air war, along with their Army brethren. The badge’s obverse depicts an albatross flying beneath a bright sun and over a walled city on the ocean. Surrounding this scene is an oak and laurel leaf wreath, topped by an open Hohenzollern Crown. The reverse features horizontal engraving containing the information listed below. 1*7 1 M F F A 1917 *[The 1 sports an unusual added fillip on its top left side]. The reverse’s pin is flat, as is often the case on a one-piece-massive Navy flight badge. The badge is in topnotch condition, overall. It displays a very pleasing patina. This is a consignment item.  

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  •  GERMANY - PILOT BADGE - NAVY LAND PLANE P - HUGO SCHAPER - IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE 

    GERMANY – PILOT BADGE – NAVY LAND PLANE – HUGO SCHAPER – IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 01-920

    $2,495.00

    This is an absolute first for us at Der Rittmeister Militaria. It is Navy Land Plane pilot badge in the original presentation case. Hugo Schaper was a well-known firm that was founded in 1844. It continued in operation until 1915 and was passed to his son and continued until the 1940’s. One of their specialties was Navy flight badges and many of the true war time examples came from their shop….  

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  • GERMANY – PIN – FOR A CAP

    SKU: 01-404

    $40.00

    This pin most likely would have been attached to a cap or a garment. It is gilt-colored and sports a pair of crossed swords as its central theme. A pair of prongs on the reverse would allow the device to be affixed to a cap or a garment.

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  • GERMANY – PIN – SHOWING GERMANY – PATRIOTIC

    SKU: 01-754

    $15.00

    This is a small pin in the shape of a shield. The obverse displays a multicolored enamel eagle’s likeness and the words “Germany.” It is an older pin that I cannot date.

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  • GERMANY – PIN – VETERANS’S – VATERLANDISCHER HILFSDIENST

    SKU: 01-258

    $150.00

    This is an oversized circular veteran’s pin. The pin measures 2 3/16″ in diameter. The obverse of the pin says “Vaterlandischer Hilfsdienst.” The reverse has a serial number. It is also hallmarked as having been manufactured by the well-known flight badge manufacturer, C. E. Juncker.

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  • GERMANY – PLAQUETTE – PARTICIPANT’S OF A YOUNG PERSON’S REGATTA

    SKU: 01-465

    $95.00

    This is a plaquette for a participant in a regatta for young people. The plaquette measures 2 5/8″ x 1 5/8.” It has a black frame with a silvered metal center. At the top of the plaquette is the event’s date, 12 September 1915. In the silvered area we see a 1914 Iron Cross and “Riemen-Zweier.” Below that in the black area are the words “Jungdeutschland Kriegsregatta.” It is heartening to see that the young people kept up their sporting activities, AND managed to show their patriotism at the same time!

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  • GERMANY – PLAQUETTE – PARTICIPANT’S OF A YOUNG PERSON’S REGATTA

    SKU: 01-466

    $95.00

    This is a plaquette for a participant in a regatta for young people. The plaquette measures 2 5/8″ x 1 5/8.” It has a black frame with a silvered metal center. It also features an enameled Hohenzollern Eagle at the bottom. At the top of the plaquette is “Jugendruderverband.” In the silvered area we see a 1914 Iron Cross and “Doppel-Zweier m. St.” Below that in the black area again is “II.Kriegsruderregatta.” Also, the date appears, which was 10 September 1916. So, this is the second year of the same regatta! It is heartening to see that the young people kept up their sporting activities, AND managed to show their patriotism at the same time!

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  • GERMANY - POSTCARD - LEUTNANT KURT WOLFF - GUSTAV LIERSCH - NR 7845 

    GERMANY – POSTCARD – LEUTNANT KURT WOLFF – GUSTAV LIERSCH – NR 7845

    SKU: 42-299

    $95.00

    Gustav Liersch along with Willy Sanke were the two leading firms producing aviation postcards. In fact they often shared the same photographs and in this case the name Sanke appears in the lower right corner of the postcard….  

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  • GERMANY - WOUND BADGE - NAVY - BLACK

    GERMANY – WOUND BADGE – NAVY – BLACK

    SKU: 01-918

    $175.00

    This is a Navy Wound Badge in black. The Army Wound Badge was instituted in March 1918. The Navy Wound badge was instituted in June 1918. Each of the armed services awarded their wound badges in three classes. 1st Class being gold, 2nd Class being silver and 3rd Class being black….  

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  • GERMANY – WOUND BADGE – NAVY – SILVER

    SKU: 01-922

    $195.00

    The Navy wound badge was authorized on 24 June 1918. The army version was authorized in March 1918. Both versions were awarded in three classes. Black 3rd Class, Silver 2nd Class, and Gold 1st Class. The silver was awarded for three wounds. Navy wound badges are far scarcer then army badges due to higher amount of soldiers compared to sailors. Also Navy ships saw far less combat than soldiers who served at the Western and Eastern fronts….  

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  • GERMANY - WOUND BADGE - NAVY - SILVER

    GERMANY – WOUND BADGE – NAVY – SILVER

    SKU: 01-919

    $250.00

    This is a Navy Wound Badge in silver. The Army Wound Badge was instituted in March 1918. The Navy Wound badge was instituted in June 1918. Each of the armed services awarded their wound badges in three classes. 1st Class being gold, 2nd Class being silver and 3rd Class being black…    

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  • HAMBURG – BADGE – FREE STATE – OVERSIZED

    SKU: 01-704

    $95.00

    This oversized badge represents the city and Free State of Hamburg. It is oval-shaped and measures 2 ½” x 2.” It is two-piece construction. An oval center depicts Hamburg’s Rathaus (City Hall) in silver-toned metal against a copper background. This image accompanies most items associated with the city. [The Rathaus was destroyed during WW II’s heavy bombing, however, Hamburg’s industrious citizens soon brought it back-to-life]. The oval is mounted on a silver-toned design incorporating a crown and stylized floral design. In turn, it is mounted on a silver and gold-toned sunburst. Its reverse boasts a pin and catch. The metal is not of the highest quality, but it remains an attractive piece. I am not quite sure of the badge’s purpose, as I have not seen one before.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-670

    $65.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “40” for the forty years of service.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-671

    $65.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “40” for the forty years of service.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 50-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-669

    $95.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for fifty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “50” for the fifty years of service.

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  • IMPERIAL GERMANY – BADGE – AVIATION DONATION

    SKU: 01-902

    $75.00

    Today we offer a different variation of an aviation donation medal. The example is made of zinc. It shows an early, two-winged aircraft……

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  • MÜNCHEN – BADGE – FÜR DEN WIEDERAUFBAU

    SKU: 01-722

    $30.00

    This badge has the caption “Für den Wiederaufbau- München” (For the Restoration – Munich), along with a picture of the Frauenkirche’s two towers. The Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in the 15th and 16th Centuries. The cathedral suffered severe damage during WW II. The roof collapsed and one of the towers suffered severe damage. A major restoration effort began after the war and was carried out in several stages, the last of which came to an end in 1994 (Source: Wikipedia). This was issued for one of the earliest restoration efforts. It measures 1 9/16″ in diameter.

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  • OLDENBURG – VETERAN’S MEDAL – 100TH ANNIVERSARY – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 91

    SKU: 01-645

    $60.00

    This is a silver-toned veteran’s medal that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Infanterie-Regiment Nr 91 from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. The medal measures 1 1/8″ in diameter.

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  • PRUSSIA - BADGE - ARMY LAND PILOT

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – ARMY LAND PILOT

    SKU: 01-897 XFQ

    $595.00

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – ARMY LAND PILOT This is a Prussian land Pilot Badge. There were three types of badges that were used. The most desirable was the two piece hollow that was often made in silver. Following that were the one piece solid badges, then the badges that were stamped similar to wound badges. The one piece solid are the second most desirable and from my experience are actually less frequently seen than the other two. This example is made from a base metal. Thus the patina is different from the other two. There is no hallmarking on the reverse. The pin is sturdy looking. This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA - BADGE - VETERANS ASSOCIATION

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – VETERANS ASSOCIATION

    SKU: 01-895 XFQ

    $50.00

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – VETERANS ASSOCIATION. This is a veterans association badge. It is a shield with a Prussian Eagle. It has twin black and white ribbons extending down from the badge. Very fine condition. This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 6 – VETERAN’S MEDAL COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS

    SKU: 01-876 XRV

    $75.00

    PRUSSIAN – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 6 – VETERAN’S MEDAL COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS. It is a veteran’s medal that commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Dragoner-Regiment Nr 6’s establishment. The Prussian regiment was founded in 1860, and the medal was produced in 1910. The medal is set up as a one-place medal bar. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 ½” in diameter. Its obverse features its regimental chef and patron’s crowned royal cypher contained within a wreath of laurel leaves. It also features the dates 1860-1910 and a “6.” The medal’s reverse displays an eagle with outspread wings, along with information about the regiment and regimental number. The medal sports a small jump ring at its top that hooks onto a blue and black ribbon that is set up as a medal bar. A pin on the reverse allowed the medal to be attached to a uniform, or a civilian’s suit if the man no longer belonged to the regiment. It is a fine veteran’s piece that exhibits just a touch of wear to its ribbon. This is a consignment item.

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    PRUSSIA – MEDAL – LANDER-KRIEGER-BUND (KYFFHÄUSER)

    SKU: 01-863 XDG

    $75.00 $60.00

    The silver-toned post WW I veterans’ medal features the Kyffhäuserdenkmal on its obverse….    

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  • PRUSSIA – PIN – VETERANS – HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 01-255

    $175.00

    Hohenzollern was a small principality within Germany as well as a royal house of the Kingdom of Prussia and the family from which Wilhelm II came. Interestingly, a line of decorations from both Prussia and Hohenzollern had some very similar visual features. The state of Hohenzollern was very small. Its military contributions were limited in numbers. What we offer today is a veteran’s badge from Hohenzollern. While I have seen veteran’s material from virtually every other state in Imperial Germany, this is the very first that I have seen from Hohenzollern. It consists of a gilt cross with a three-color enamel center. The center of the device has the simple coat of arms of Hohenzollern, which is essentially a black and white quartered shield. Extending around the shield in a circular fashion is “Hohenzollern Scher Kriegerbund.” Suspended from a loop at the top of the cross is a small triangular shaped piece of ribbon. Within that a safety pin is mounted to attach the badge to a garment. It is very handsome and in excellent condition. If you enjoy collecting veteran’s badges, this is one that will not come around every day.

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  • PRUSSIA – STECKKREUZ LAND WAR VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION HONOR CROSS 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 01-595

    $295.00

    This is the Steckkreuz (pinback cross) of the Honor Cross 2nd Class from the Prussian Land War Veterans Association (Bund). The cross measures 1 3/4″ x 1 3/.” It has white enameled arms and a gilt center with “Für Verdienst im Kriegerveriens Wesen.” Among the cross’s arms are the letters P. L. K. V. (Preußischer Landeskriegerverband). A swollen pin is on the reverse. The piece is hallmarked to a firm in Berlin.

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  • PRUSSIA – VETERAN’S BADGE – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 138

    SKU: 01-653

    $40.00

    This is a veteran’s badge for 3. Unter Elsässisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 138. The badge measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The badge has a gilt finish, along with portions made in enamel. It has no ribbon.

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  • PRUSSIA- 1813 GOLD FOR IRON CROSS – PRINZESSIN MARIANA

    SKU: 01-640

    $395.00

    As we all know, WW I saw many efforts to raise money for the German war effort, and for war relief in general. Perhaps best known was where German citizens were asked to give “Gold for Iron.” They donated gold jewelry and other items and received small gifts of iron in return. So when women donated their gold rings, pins, chains, etc., to the war effort, they then proudly displayed iron jewelry that was much cruder in appearance. The program was very popular in WW I Germany. Interestingly enough, this practice did not originate during WW I. The Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th Century were long and difficult for Prussia. Thus, a program of exchanging gold for iron was begun under Princess Mariana’s auspices. We are proud to offer a piece from this earlier war relief effort. The cross measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4.” One side bears the date “16 October 1813.” The other side displays “RU:” at the 12 o’clock arm’s top. The phrase “Heil Den” appears in the center. This cross is very thin. Its arms are NOT textured. A small loop appears at the top. It is very delicate and nearly 200-years-old!

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  • SAXONY – VETERANS MEDAL

    SKU: 01-279

    $40.00

    This is a simple veteran’s medal for a soldier observing his 25th anniversary of service in the Saxon army. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Saxony is in the middle of the medal. It has no ribbon or jump ring.

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  • SAXONY – MEDAL -TWO-HUNDRED-YEAR ANNIVERSARY –COMMEMORATIVE – INFANTRY – REGIMENT Nr 102

    SKU: 01-859 XDG

    $50.00

    Commerative medal for the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saxony’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 102. The regiment was officially known as Königl. Sächs. 3 Infanterie-Regiment Nr 102 König Ludwig III von Bayern, which was founded in 1709. It was garrisoned at Zittau and attached to the Saxon XII. Armeekorps. The medal was issued in 1909 to commemorate the regiment’s two-hundred-years of service. The over-sized, silver-toned medal measures 1 5/8″ in diameter. The obverse sports the dates 1709 and 1909. We see a mitre-wearing infantry soldier from 1709 shaking hands with a 1909 pickelhaube-wearing serviceman….

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  • U.K. – BADGE – ROYAL FLYING CORPS – UNIFORM EMBROIDERED PILOT BADGE

    SKU: 39-50 XBB

    $450.00

    This is an embroidered badge which would have been worn on the tunic of a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. This was the army aviation organization during much of WW I. In April 1918 the RFC was combined with the Royal Naval Air Service to become the Royal Air Force…..

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