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  • ANHALT – FREDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1785

    $165.00

    Anhalt was a small principality ruled by Prince Friedrich, with an 1890 population of 271,000, so small that it fielded a single Infantry Regiment. With WW I’s outbreak and Kaiser Wilhelm’s re-institution of the Iron Cross in 1914, many other states, including Anhalt, brought forward their own versions….

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  • ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1775

    $185.00

    This is the Duchy of Anhalt’s 1914 Friedrich Cross 2nd Class for Non Combatants……      

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  • ANHALT - FRIEDRICH CROSS - 1st CLASS

    ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 05-1758

    $550.00

    This is the Friedrich Cross 1st Class from Anhalt. It is bronze toned and was considered the equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It was awarded in small numbers after WW I….  

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  • ANHALT – TRUE SERVICE MEDAL – 50-YEAR – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1761

    $325.00

    This is a beautifully patinaed circular civil decoration for 50 years of true and faithful service to the state of Anhalt….  

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    AUSTRIA – FRAME – HAND CARVED WOOD – HAPSBURG EAGLE

    SKU: 26-62 A

    $2,495.00 $2,150.00

    Massive, truly magnificent, artistically hand carved wooden Hapsburg Eagle. It has been years since we have offered a sophisticated example of German Imperial Period woodcarving. Without a doubt, this is one of the finest we have ever offered. During the Imperial Period, most of Europe’s finest hand woodcarving came from Germany and Austria. [The tradition is still practiced today primarily in Southern Germany (the Black Forest and Bavaria) and Northern Austria (the Tyrol)]. I cannot say with certainty whether our example originated in Austria or Germany, although it was done to commemorate Austria’s Hapsburg Empire. I date this fine example from 1875 up through 1918, when the Great War’s end resulted in the demise of Germany and Austria’s empires….  

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  • BADEN -  FRIEDRICH II MILITARY MEDAL MEDAL - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION PACKET 

    BADEN –  FRIEDRICH II MILITARY MEDAL MEDAL – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION PACKET

    SKU: 05-1757

    $150.00

    This is a Friedrich II Military Merit Medal in silver. It is a late war medal and silver was no longer available so zinc was substituted. It comes with the very hard to find original presentation packet. The ribbon which accompanies the medal is a replacement….  

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  • BADEN – SERVICE MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1784

    $95.00

    The Baden Silver Merit Medal was Baden’s equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued pieces had a slot at the top where a ribbon was inserted instead of a conventional jump ring. This is an early war example of the Silver Service Medal from Baden. This was their 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent. It has a slot at the top and comes with a ribbon….    

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  • BADEN – SERVICE MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1795

    $95.00

    The Baden Silver Merit Medal was Baden’s equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued pieces had a slot at the top where a ribbon was inserted instead of a conventional jump ring. This is an early war example of the Silver Service Medal from Baden. This was their 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent. It has a slot at the top and comes with a ribbon….    

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  • BAVARIA – MEDAL BAR – ONE PLACE – FOR A FIREMAN – TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LONG SERVICE

    SKU: 02-457 XRL

    $65.00

    This is a twenty-five year long service medal from Bavaria which is set up as a one place medal bar….  

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  • BAVRIA – WAPPEN – OFFICER

    SKU: 04-843 XJTKG

    $225.00

    This an officer wappen from the Kingdom of Bavaria….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – ORDER THE HENRY LION EHRENZEICHEN – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 05-1777

    $495.00

    This is the 1st Class Ehrenzeichen of Braunschweig’s Order of Henry the Lion. The decoration was produced in silver from 1903 through 1918…    

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1781

    $145.00

    Duchy of Braunschweig’s 1914 War Service Cross for Combatants, the Duchy’s equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Duchy of Braunschweig had been the Kingdom of Hannover’s vassal state. Both Hannover and Braunschweig were absorbed into Prussia at the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s conclusion, which effectively concluded Germany’s unification struggles. Prussia had emerged as the dominant power within Germany and went on to lead the country’s combined forces to victory over France in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The German Empire was created 1871 and Prussia’s König Wilhelm I became Imperial Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm I…..

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1773

    $145.00

    Duchy of Braunschweig’s 1914 War Service Cross for Combatants, the Duchy’s equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Duchy of Braunschweig had been the Kingdom of Hannover’s vassal state. Both Hannover and Braunschweig were absorbed into Prussia at the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s conclusion, which effectively concluded Germany’s unification struggles. Prussia had emerged as the dominant power within Germany and went on to lead the country’s combined forces to victory over France in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The German Empire was created 1871 and Prussia’s König Wilhelm I became Imperial Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm I…..  

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  • CHINA – MEDAL BAR – ONE PLACE – BOXER REBELLION – 1900-1901

    SKU: 02-376

    $350.00

    This is the Combatant version of the medal which is gold. There was also a silver medal for Non Combatants. Both used the same black, white, red, and yellow ribbon. The obverse shows a German Eagle battling the Chinese Dragon. On the reverse we see Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal cypher. There is also mention of the struggle of the conflict and the dates 1900-1901. The medal is mounted with the correct ribbon. On the reverse of the mount we see a red felt backing and the attaching pin is in place. All exhibit what I call honest age….  

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  • DUCHY OF NASSAU – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 1834 – 22 YEARS

    SKU: 05-1764

    $495.00

    This long service award is for 22 years (XXII) long and true service (TRUE DIENST LAHRE) and comes from the Duchy of Nassau. The decoration was given to NCO’s and enlisted men. This very small state gave a very limited number of decorations….      

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  • GERMANY –  SANKE CARD  – OBERLEUTNANT RUDOLF BERTHOLD – NR 423

    SKU: 42-317

    $85.00

    Rudolf Berthold (1891-1920) was a forty-four victory ace. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in April 1917. His commands included Jastas 4, 14, and 18. Also Jagdgruppe 7 and Jagdeshwader II. He was severely wounded several times during the war and was killed in fighting in Hamburg during the Freikorps period….    

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  • GERMANY – ADLER INHABER – HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 05-1792

    $795.00

    This is the Adler Inhaber from Hohenzollern. Beautiful Item well preserved and presented…  

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  • GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-915

    $95.00

    The Army Wound Badge was first authorized in March 1918. A Navy version would appear in June 1918. The Army Wound Badge came in three classes, black, silver and gold. The black badge was the 3rd Class. It was awarded for one and two wounds. It came with an urkunde (Award document)….  

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  • GERMANY – BUTTONS – KAISERLICHE MARINE – LARGE

    SKU: 15-770

    $30.00

    We have six buttons of the larger variety for a tunic. These would be correct for either an Officer or an Enlisted Man/NCO….  

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  • GERMANY – BUTTONS – KAISERLICHE MARINE – SMALL

    SKU: 15-771

    $30.00

    We have two buttons of the smaller variety for a tunic. They would have been used to secure shoulder boards for a tunic. These would be correct for either an Officer or an Enlisted Man/NCO. …  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – A. 1. II. WERFT= DIVISION II. A. 1.

    SKU: 33-419

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – H.A.P.A.G.

    SKU: 33-444

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – HINDENBURG – KOLN DUSSELDORFER RHEINDAMPFSCHIFFAHRT

    SKU: 33-446

    $110.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – II. SEEFLIEGER ABTEILUNG. II.

    SKU: 33-412

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – II. SEEFLIEGER ABTEILUNG. II.

    SKU: 33-413

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 33-425

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 33-426

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. CAROLA

    SKU: 33-431

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. HEIMDALL

    SKU: 33-436

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KAISER FRIEDRICH III.

    SKU: 33-434

    $110.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KAISER KARL DER GROSSE

    SKU: 33-437

    $85.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KAISER KARL DER GROSSE

    SKU: 33-438

    $85.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE

    SKU: 33-439

    $105.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KAISER WILHELM II.

    SKU: 33-435

    $110.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KAISERIN AUGUSTA

    SKU: 33-433

    $115.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. KARLSRUHE

    SKU: 33-424

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY - CAP TALLY - ENLISTED SAILOR - S.M.S. RHEINLAND

    GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. RHEINLAND

    SKU: 33-449

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers…      

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. SACHSEN

    SKU: 33-442

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. SCHNEEWITTCHEN

    SKU: 33-432

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. SCHWABEN

    SKU: 33-427

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. SCHWABEN

    SKU: 33-447

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. STRALSUND

    SKU: 33-422

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. WITTELSBACH

    SKU: 33-441

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – S.M.S. WUERTTEMBERG

    SKU: 33-429

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – SCHIFFSJUNGEN = DIVISION.

    SKU: 33-440

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – SCHULFREGATTE HIPPER

    SKU: 33-420

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – X. HALBFLOTTILLE. X

    SKU: 33-414

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – CAP TALLY – X. HALBFLOTTILLE. X

    SKU: 33-418

    $75.00

    A cap tally is an inscribed black silk ribbon, that is tied around the base of a schirmutze which usually bears the name of a ship or a navy. The tally is tied at the rear of the cap with the two ends hanging down to the shoulders as decorative streamers….  

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  • GERMANY – COLONIAL – MEDAL BAR – THREE PLACE

    SKU: 02-375

    $550.00

    This is a marvelous three place medal bar for a soldier who saw service in the German colonies. From left to right we see:…  

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  • GERMANY – DOCUMENT AND AWARD GROUPING – IDENTIFIED – ARNOLD GEORG JOHANNSEN – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 06-248 XSK

    $2,995.00

    We are pleased to present this remarkable and complete grouping belonging to Bootsmannsmaat (Boatswain’s Mate) Arnold Georg Johannsen, Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy). ….  

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  • GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 09-1057

    $275.00

    1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with iron core, thus the cross is magnetic. The cross is of the flat design. The paint would rate 100% as there is no loss of paint even on the high spots. The beading around the cross is even and pleasing….    

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  • GERMANY – MEDAL BAR – ONE PLACE – FIREMAN – TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LONG SERVICE

    SKU: 02-456 XRL

    $65.00

    Twenty-five year long service medal, set up as a one place medal bar. Appropriate age and fading to the ribbon. The reverse horizontal pin is firmly in place….  

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  • GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PIN – PHOTO OF A SOLDIER

    SKU: 17-695

    $95.00

    The bulk of the patriotic photo pins of soldiers are black and white. This example is colorized and shows the dark blue tunic along with the red of the collar….    

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  • GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PIN – WITH HOHENZOLLERN EAGLE

    SKU: 17-696

    $95.00

    Fine patriotic pin which has the Hohenzollern Eagle as the central theme….    

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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 - POCKET WATCH  - FEATURING GERMANY’S LEADING U-BOOT COMMANDER  - LOTHAR VON ARNAULD de le PERIÈRE

    GERMANY – POCKET WATCH  – FEATURING GERMANY’S LEADING U-BOOT COMMANDER  – LOTHAR VON ARNAULD de le PERIÈRE

    SKU: 10-910

    $1,495.00

    This is an amazing pocket watch that features the likeness of Lothar von Arnauld de le Perière (1886-1941). He was the leading German U-Boot commander of WW I. The ships under his command sank an astonishing 194 ships with a total gross tonnage of 454,00….  

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  • GERMANY – POSTCARD – HARRY ROTHENBERG AVIATION CARD – 3001 – LOTHAR FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 42-320

    $110.00

    Today we offer Rothenberg card Nr 3001 of Lothar Freiherr von Richthofen (1894-1922) the younger brother of Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918). Like his elder brother Lothar was a cavalryman. Whereas Manfred was an Ulanen, Lothar was a Dragoner. Lothar followed Manfred into the Imperial German Air Service having served on the Eastern front and served a brief stint in an observation squadron. His first posting to a Jasta was to Jasta Nr 11 with his brother. He was wounded severely several times and his final score was forty victories including a dubious victory over the English ace Albert Ball who at the time was the top English ace. Lothar was killed in an air crash in 1922….  

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  • GERMANY – POSTCARD – NAVY – SAILOR WHO SERVED ON A MINESWEEPER

    SKU: 44-353

    $20.00

    This is a curious postcard which certainly has a touch of the macabre to it. It shows a sailor who has a cap tally to a Minesweeper. Thrown over his arm is that of a skeleton attached to the body and head of a skeleton. The sailor has a grim and fearful look on his face. At the bottom of the card it says “Des Minensuchers Kamerad.”  

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  • GERMANY – POSTCARD – OTTO WEDDIGEN – U-BOOT COMMANDER AND POUR LE MÉRITE WINNER

    SKU: 44-348

    $20.00

    This postcard shows one of the three British armored cruisers sinking with a large number of British sailors who have fled the sinking vessel. At the bottom of the card we see mention of the U-9 and the three British armored cruisers. This postcard is in excellent condition and has never been mailed….  

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  • GERMANY – POSTCARD – OTTO WEDDIGEN – U-BOOT COMMANDER AND POUR LE MÉRITE WINNER

    SKU: 44-350

    $20.00

    This postcard shows in color two sinking British armored cruisers and the U-9. There is also a portrait of Otto Weddigen within a green wreath topped by a Hohenzollern crown and his name in a banner at the bottom. All of this is superimposed on a German national flag. This postcard is in excellent condition and has never been mailed. There is a lengthy message written in 1917 two years after the death of Weddigen…  

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  • GERMANY – SANKE – LEUTNANT KARL BOLLE – NR 657

    SKU: 42-321

    $95.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 657 of Leutnant Karl Bolle (1893-1950). He began his military career in 1913 as a One Year Volunteer in a Kürassier Regiment. In 1914-1916 he served with this regiment. He was wounded at least once during this time. He then transferred to the Imperial German Air Service in 1916. He was then assigned to an observation squadron and his observer was Lothar von Richthofen. He finally moved to Jasta 28. He was then posted to Jasta 2 in February 1918 (Jasta Boelcke). Jasta 2 had lost three PLM winners who commanded the Jasta in short order. He was to be the final commander of Jasta 2 and from the time he was made commander Jasta 2 which flew Fokker Dr 1’s had the second most victories of any Jasta. He would receive the Orden Pour le Mérite on 28 August 1918 and would finish the war with thirty-six victories. He held a number of jobs after the war including some aviation related. He did not formally serve in the Luftwaffe but served as an advisor to Hermann Göring….  

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  • GERMANY – SANKE CARD  – RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN -NR 533

    SKU: 42-318

    $150.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 533 of von Richthofen. This is a different variation of this card. It is what I refer to as a death card. It was produced in 1918 after the death of von Richthofen in April of that year. First we see a cross after Richthofen which indicates that he was deceased. Second the card was originally bordered in black. Over time this has faded into silver due to the oxidation of the card….    

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  • GERMANY – SANKE CARD – FLIERGERHAUPTMANN OSWALD BOELCKE – NR 409

    SKU: 42-316

    $75.00

    Oswald Boelcke was an important ace with forty confirmed victories. He along with Max Immelmann were the first aces who were awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite when they had achieved eight victories in January 1916. Boelcke would go on to create the first hunting squadron which was equipped with single seater biplanes as opposed to the earlier Fokker Eindecker….    

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  • GERMANY – SANKE CARD – RITTER MAX VON MÜLLER – NR 444

    SKU: 42-322

    $70.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 444 of Leutnant Max Ritter von Müller. He was an interesting and very aggressive pilot. Standing only a bit over five feet tall he fought like a giant. He was one of the most highly decorated pilots of WW I. Only Manfred von Richthofen had more awards than him. While he was a Bavarian by birth he was actually inducted into the Prussian army and flew in two Prussian Jasta, Jasta 28 and Jasta 2. He briefly commanded Jasta 2, renamed Jasta Boelcke in honor of its founder and the man behind the idea of forming hunting squadrons which flew single seater scouts. Max Ritter von Müller received his Pour le Mérite on 3 September 1917….    

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  • GERMANY – SCHNAPPS GLASSES AND DECANTER AND SERVING TRAY SET – KRIEGSFLAGGE – PATRIOTIC

    SKU: 18-352

    $1,195.00

    The truly elegant set effectively shows the lengths patriotic Germans traveled to demonstrate their love of country and Kaiser. This magnificent group will totally transform any area in which you care to display it. It displays especially well under light….  

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  • GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARDS – SWALLOWS NEST – FOR A MUSICIAN

    SKU: 15-725

    $125.00

    Swallows nest shoulder board for a musician:…  

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  • GERMANY – SPOON –  QUEEN AUGUSTA VICTORIA – ONEIDA COMMUNITY A1 X

    SKU: 18-546

    $50.00

    This silver-plated teaspoon sports a Hohenzollern Eagle with crown. Below that is a likeness of Queen Augusta-Victoria and the word “DUETSCHLAND” . The reverse has the German national flag and two soldiers below it. …  

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  • GERMANY – SPOON – THE AMERICAN SILVER COMPANY

    SKU: 18-547

    $50.00

    This patriotic silver teaspoon sports on the handle the Hohenzollern Eagle with crow and a banner of the German flag. The spoon is beautifully patinaed….  

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  • GERMANY – STALHELM –  M-17 – CAMOUFLAGE

    SKU: 33-415

    $850.00

    This sturdy think and historic helmet is a  a M-1917 stalhelm in camouflage….  

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    GERMANY – STATUETTE – DEDICATED HONOR FOR PETER STRASSER – NAVY ZEPPELIN SERVICE COMMANDER

    SKU: 26-73

    $5,795.00 $4,925.75

    FregattenkapitänPeter Strasser (1876-1918) was the commander of all the Imperial German Navy zeppelins that flew against England, Paris, and Brussels. Strasser was a brave and respected man. He was highly-regarded as a leader by his superiors and his subordinates alike. He flew with his crews and took the same chances as they did.  He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite.  Ultimately, he suffered the same fate as many of his fellow zeppelin officers and crew members when he went down in flames on what became his FINAL bombing mission over London on 6 August 1918. [Nearly 50% of all Navy zeppelins were destroyed, and 40% of their crews died in combat. When their hydrogen-fueled vessels exploded, the crew went down in flames with them]…..  

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  • GERMANY – STICKPIN – NAVY – U-BOOT

    SKU: 28-179

    $125.00

    Ever popular Kaiserliche Marine U-Boot stickpins. Toned gilt finish. The knurled pin has a wave in it showing that it pierced a garment….    

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  • GERMANY - STICKPIN - WOUND BADGE - NAVY - SILVER

    GERMANY – STICKPIN – WOUND BADGE – NAVY – SILVER

    SKU: 28-175

    $75.00

    The Navy wound badge was authorized in June 1918 whereas the Army version was authorized in March 1918. The wound badges were issued with a document in three classes. Gold was 1st Class, Silver was 2nd Class, and Black was 3rd Class….  

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  • GERMANY - TABLE MEDAL - COMMEMORATING KAISER WILHELM AND HIS WIFE - IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE 

    GERMANY – TABLE MEDAL – COMMEMORATING KAISER WILHELM AND HIS WIFE – IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 27-71

    $150.00

    This is an oversized table medal which measures 2” in diameter. It commemorates Kaiser Wilhelm I and his wife….  

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  • GERMANY - TROUSERS - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - DEPOT ISSUED - WHITE 

    GERMANY – TROUSERS – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – DEPOT ISSUED – WHITE

    SKU: 15-766

    $1,295.00

    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. The other items are tunics. Two to an officer and one to a senior NCO….  

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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 – 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 – 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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  • 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 – WAFFENROCK – LEUTNANT – GARDE-KÜRASSIER- REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-766 XRH

    $2,995.00

    The tunic is made of a high quality dark blue wool. It has eight silver toned buttons down the center. The collar of this tunic shares the unique aspect of the Koller. It has a light blue underlay upon which we see a rich silver bullion tape. The Lieutenant epaulets have a silver toned moon and silver bullion tape. The top is white felt and the underlay is a light blue which matches the underlay of the collar. The epaulets are secured by two silver toned buttons….  

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  • GERMANY – WAPPEN – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – SCHUTZTRUPPEN

    SKU: 04-840

    $250.00

    This is a wappen for an Enlisted Man/NCO who served in the Schutztruppen of the colonial service. These men served in most of Germany’s possessions….      

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  • GERMANY – WICKER TRANSPORT BASKET FOR A 15CM ARTILLERY SHELL

    SKU: 10-911 A

    $195.00

    This is a first time item from Der Rittmeister Militaria, AND WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU. It is a wicker transport case for a 15cm artillery shell during WW I!…  

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  • GERMANY – WOUND BADGE – ARMY – SILVER – CUT OUT PRIVATE PURCHASE

    SKU: 01-921

    $150.00

    Extremely handsome private purchase, custom, silver army wound badge….    

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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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  • GREAT BRITAIN – BUTTONS – FOR TUNIC – ROYAL NAVY

    SKU: 15-773

    $10.00

    We have six of these buttons available for the Royal Navy. These are the larger buttons which would have been used down the center of a tunic….  

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  • HAMBURG – HANSEATIC CROSS

    SKU: 05-1774

    $35.00

    Hanseatic Crosses were issued for the three Hanseatic Free States of Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen. This example hails from Hamburg. It represents the city/state’s equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class….    

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – BRAVERY MEDAL – ORIGINAL AWARD PACKET

    SKU: 05-1780

    $145.00

    Tapferkeits-Medaille (Bravery Medal) from Hesse-Darmstadt’s Grand Duchy. It measures 1 5/16″ in diameter. The decoration was awarded from 1894-1918. Its obverse shows a profile of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig. Its reverse bears “Für Tapferkeit” within a wreath…  

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – LONG SERVICE CROSS – FIFTEEN-YEAR

    SKU: 05-1778

    $145.00

    Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt’s Fifteen-Year Long-Service Award…..      

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – LOYAL SERVICE – FELDDIENSTZEICHEN -1840

    SKU: 05-1776

    $150.00

    Various variations of the Felddienstzeichen were issued by Hesse-Darmstadt from 1780 through 1866. Changes in the decoration began in 1850. This variation is from 1840…    

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALMAJOR

    SKU: 23-567

    $495.00

    This is another curious and first time offering from Der Rittmeister Militaria. It is a pair of shoulder boards for a Generalmajor from the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt….  

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  • LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MEDAL OF HONOR – 1915 – (Kriegs-Ehrenmedaille)

    SKU: 05-1763

    $150.00

    The Medal was instituted by Prince Leopold IV on 25 October 1915 to be awarded to Men, women and young women who, in enemy territory or at home, through loyal work in an official or voluntary capacity, have shown notable merit in public welfare, particularly in the care of sick and wounded soldiers or in other work for the Red Cross, and thus earned the expression of our recognition….    

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  • LIPPE-DETMOLD - WAR MERIT CROSS - KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ AM BAND FÜR NICHTKÄMPFER- 1914

    LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MERIT CROSS – KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ AM BAND FÜR NICHTKÄMPFER- 1914

    SKU: 05-1782

    $185.00

    Established in August of 1914, the Lippe Detmold war merit cross is adorned with gilt tone and one place ribbon bar.  This award from the World War I., was established by the Prince Leopold IV….  

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  • LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MERIT CROSS – KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ AM BAND FÜR NICHTKÄMPFER- 1914 – NON COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1787

    $185.00

    Established in August of 1914, the Lippe Detmold war merit cross is adorned with gilt tone and ribbon.  This award from the World War I., was established by the Prince Leopold IV….  

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  • MECKLENBURG – STRLITZ – PICKELHAUBE / SPIKED HELMET – OFFCER – GRENADIER REGIMENT IR 89 II

    SKU: 04-844 XKGJT

    $4,300.00

    This exciting offering hails from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.  If you did not pay close attention, you might suppose that it belongs to a Mecklenburg-SCHWERIN regiment. Some minor details, however, confirm that it actually hails from Mecklenburg-STRELITZ….  

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  • MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1762

    $595.00

    The Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) was established by Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 5, 1848. Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a grand duchy located in northern Germany, was a member of the German Confederation and later the German Empire….    

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1767

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914.        

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1788

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914.        

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914 – COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1768

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914, circled with laurel leaves….            

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914 – NON COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1765

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914….  

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  • OLDENBURG – WAR MERIT CROSS – 1ST CLASS – WITH SWORDS – COMBANTANTS RIBBON

    SKU: 05-1769

    $295.00

    The Oldenburg War Merit Cross First Class with Swords, in patina  iron with a black paint finish and comes with a combatants blue with red striped ribbon, in mint condition and is a rare award….  

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  • OLDENBURG – WAR MERIT CROSS – 1ST CLASS – WITH SWORDS – COMBANTANTS RIBBON

    SKU: 05-1770

    $395.00

    The Oldenburg War Merit Cross First Class with Swords, in patina  iron with a black paint finish and comes with a combatants blue with red striped ribbon, in mint condition and is a rare award….  

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  • PRUSSIA – BELT AND BUCKLE – TELEGRAPH BATAILLONE

    SKU: 15-340

    $695.00

    Fine Telegraph Battalion buckle. The buckle is immediately recognizable from a buckle for any other Prussian unit. It is far wider and it has two clips on the obverse….    

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  • PRUSSIA – KOKARDE – ENLISTED MAN

    SKU: 04-839

    $75.00

    This is an Enlisted Man kokarde:…  

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  • PRUSSIA – MATCH SAFE – TRENCH ART – EMBLEM OF A PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MAN

    SKU: 03-147

    $45.00

    The body of the match safe is made of brass. Mounted in the center is the emblem from a Prussian Enlisted Man. The high point of the center is a Prussian crown, and it is dented. We see this often on items like these and even on actual belt buckles which have seen heavy duty….  

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  • PRUSSIA – POSTCARD -PRINCE SIGISMUND – NR NPG 5574

    SKU: 42-314

    $75.00

    Prince Sigismund of Prussia was from the lesser house of Hohenzollern. Like all Hohenzollerns he was enlisted as a Leutnant á la Suite in 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. He was also a Rittmeister in 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Königin Viktoria von Preußen Nr. 2. He also flew as a pilot in 1917-1918….  

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  • PRUSSIA – SABRETACHE – OFFICER – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 4

    SKU: 15-359

    $1,995.00

    This is an extremely rare sabretache for anOfficer in Husaren-Regiment von Shill (1.Schlesisches) Nr 4 This regiment was raised in 1741 during the reign of Frederick the Great. It was garrisoned in Ohlau and was assigned to the Prussian VI. Armeekorps….  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHAKO – ENLISTED MAN – MACHINE-GUN ABTEILUNG

    SKU: 33-416 XKGLT

    $4,295.00

    This is a first time offering from Der Rittmeister Militaria and which I have long sought. It is an Enlisted Man’s (EM) shako for one of the two elite Guard Machine Gun Abteilung units. These units were formed in 1901 (Nr. 1) and 1902 (Nr.2) and were integrated into the infantry regiments early in the war so I doubt if these shakos saw more than thirteen or fourteen years of service at best….  

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  • PRUSSIA – STATUE – ATTRIBUTED TO OBSERVER – OBERLEUTNANT E. KOCH

    SKU: 26-80

    $1,500.00

    This is an interesting statue that is attributed to Prussian observer Oberleutnant E. Koch. He flew with 1. Flieger Bataillone in Posen….    

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  • PRUSSIA – STATUE – KAISER WILHELM II – IN THE UNIFORM OF THE REGIMENT des GARDE du CORPS

    SKU: 26-81 XNN

    $9,995.00

    Most impressive statue that we have ever been able to offer, by way of a generous consignment by an advanced collector, whom we have known for many years. This was the center piece of his collection and he has entrusted it to us to pass on to a new owner….  

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  • PRUSSIA / HAMBURG / MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MEDAL BAR – FOUR PLACE

    SKU: 02-456

    $395.00

    This is a four place medal bar. All of the decorations and medals are in excellent condition. On the reverse the red felt backing and the sturdy pin are fine condition….    

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  • OLDENBURG - ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SAXON / ALTENBURG – ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1771

    $150.00

    Perfectly patinaed circular silver medal with combatants ribbon for Oldenburg….  

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  • SAXON / ALTENBURG – ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1786

    $150.00

    Perfectly patinaed circular gilt toned bronze medal with purple and green ribbon for Altenburg….  

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  • SAXON / ALTENBURG – ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1791

    $150.00

    Perfectly patinaed circular gilt toned bronze medal with purple and green ribbon for Altenburg….  

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  • SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE /SPIKED HELMET – OFFICER – LINE INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-841

    $3,995.00

    This is an officer pickelhaube from one of Saxony’s line infantry regiments. There were fourteen line regiments by 1897 that wore pickelhauben. There was also one regiment that wore a shako. Our offering today has a pleasing leather body. There are a couple of blemishes and an area of minor spider-ing which we will show in the photographs that accompany this description. The front visor is squared….    

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  • SOUTHWEST AFRICA – FIGURENE – CAMEL REITER

    SKU: 26-79

    $125.00

    Scarce lead figure of a camel rider. It is very sturdy and has the substantial weight of a metal figure. The figure is hand painted in vibrant colors. The rider has a number of accouterments attached to his saddle. He has the reins in one hand. Slung over his back is his Mauser G98. Also the turned up right brim of his hat (hut) is also seen. This is a most interesting artifact of the Camel corps. It is in fine condition and will add an interesting piece of history to add to your collection….  

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  • SPAIN – BADGE – EAGLE

    SKU: 01-527

    $20.00

    Spanish badge from the “Franco” era (1939-1975). This CAP badge was used from 1941 to 1975, (even to 1978 in some cases), by the infamous “Policia Armada”, (they were known as the “Grises”, the “greys”, due to the color of their uniform). This “Policia Armada”, (Armed Police”) were the political police during the Dictatorship. A very repressive police force that breaks strikes, student demonstrations, etc… They were  known for the use of violence & torture….  

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  • WALDECK-PYRMONT – MERIT CROSS – 3RD CLASS – SILVER – 1854-1896 – COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1790

    $895.00

    This is a very rare and much desired honor cross for Waldeck Pyrmont. The award was awarded 1854-1896 during the reign of the third sovereign Prince George Victor. …

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  • WEIMAR – MEDAL – SILESIAN EAGLE – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 05-1797 XRL

    $125.00

    Patinated and silvered bronze; unmarked;  very fine condition…  

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  • WEIMAR – STICKPIN – PAUL VON HINDENBURG STICKPIN

    SKU: 28-177

    $50.00

    This is an unusual stickpin to Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. The stickpin is gilt toned and shows him in a suit rather than uniform. I would date this to the time that he was the President of the Weimar Republic. It has a knurled pin….  

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  • WURTTEMBERG – PICKELHAUBE – ONE YEAR VOLUNTEER – PARADE BUSH AND SPIKE – GRENADIER REGIMENT NR 119

    SKU: 04-841 XKGJT

    $3,795.00

    This is one of the nicest enlisted Private Purchase Pickelhauben I have ever seen. The quality and craftsmanship are excellent. It is clearly for a One Year Volunteer (round front visor and round spike base where an officer’s helmet would have a squared front visor and a cross base for the spike….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARD – LEUTNANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 124

    SKU: 23-535

    $95.00

    Single shoulder board for a Lieutenant who served in Infantry-Regiment Wilhelm I (6. Württembergisches) Nr 124 from the Kingdom of Württemberg….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARD – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 120

    SKU: 23-536

    $150.00

    Single shoulder board for a Major who was attached to Infantry-Regiment Wilhelm König von Preußen (2. Württembergisches) Nr 120. This regiment was raised in 1673 and was garrisoned in Weingarten. It was attached to the XIII. Armeekorps. For an officer of the rank of Major he would have been a Battalion commander or perhaps on the staff of the Regimental commander….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SWORD WITH SCABBARD – OFFICER – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 25

    SKU: 07-186 XRL

    $395.00

    This is an officer sword from the Kingdom of Württemberg. It has a silvered grip with the coat of arms of Württemberg. It has a black bakelite handle. There is a black one ring scabbard that houses the sword….  

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