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    PRUSSIA / NASSAU – STEIN – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27

    SKU: 18-437 XLO

    $850.00 $722.50

    PRUSSIA / NASSAU – STEIN – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27

    It comes from a collector of veterans’ steins who recently passed away. His widow has entrusted us with finding a new home for several of his prized steins. The gentleman had an amazing eye for good quality and only acquired the “best of the best” steins. We have four of his steins in this update and hope to share more with you in the future.

    The very large and elaborate veteran’s stein was for a soldier who served in 1. Nassauisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 27 – Batterie Nr 4. The regiment was founded in 1833 and garrisoned at Mainz-Wiesbaden. It was assigned to the XVIII. Armeekorps. Nassau was a Duchy that was founded in 1806. It remained an independent state until 1866, when it fought on the losing side of the Austro-Prussian War and was annexed by Prussia as were the Kingdom of Hannover and the Duchy of Braunschweig. When Nassau was folded into Prussia, she had two Infanterie Regiments and one Artillerie Regiment. These all became Prussian regiments. In 1897, Kaiser Wilhelm granted the two Nassau Infanterie Regiments their Battle of Waterloo bandeaux, (the battle honors worn on the pickelhauben’s wappen of their from their participation at the 1815 battle). As the Artillerie Regiment was not formed until 1833, their kugelhelme wappens remained unadorned.

    The porcelain stein’s overall height is 12.” A soldier standing beside a cannon adorns the pewter lid. Its thumb device features a rampant crowned lion. An inscription appears just below the lid that reads “Kanonendonner ist unser Gruß” (Our cannons’ thunder is our greeting). [How magnificently German is that]? The central multicolored scene shows cannons attached to their caissons being pulled into position and set up for firing. In we see an enlisted man/NCO’s regimental shoulder strap appears within a crowned frame of artillery shells. This scene is flanked on either side with the names of the owner’s Batterie mates. The owner’s name, “Reservist Wollstadt,” appears below that scene, followed by “4. Batterie 1. Nass. Feld Art. Regiment Nr 27 Oranien Wiesbaden 1905-1907,” the regiment’s formal name, where it was garrisoned and Wollstadt’s time of service.

    Finally, its interior features a lithopane of a soldier walking with his sweetheart. This vibrantly-colored veteran’s stein is in fine condition.

    This is a consignment item.

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    RUSSIA – HELMET – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – GARDE du CORPS

    SKU: 04-730 XRH

    $10,995.00 $8,796.00

    As a rule, we rarely stray from offering Imperial German artifacts on our website. BUT – This is one of those times when an item deserves to be shared with you.

    Our offering is a Russian Empire Garde du Corps trooper’s (enlisted man/NCO’s) helmet….

     

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  • Sale!  SAXONY - KUGELHELM - ENLISTED MAN - METAL BODY

    SAXONY – KUGELHELM – ENLISTED MAN – METAL BODY

    SKU: 33-406 XRH

    $1,995.00 $1,596.00

    This is an Enlisted man kugelhelm from the Kingdom of Saxony. The body of the helmet is made of metal. This makes it a transitional kugelhelm that was produced after the ersatz variety and before the M-1916 stalhelm. The metal helmet was thought to afford better protection from shrapnel that the leather or ersatz bodies did not. The black paint would rate excellent. It has a silver emblem with the Saxon coat of arms. This is superimposed on a brass sunburst. This is in fact a prewar wappen and not the subdued that was more commonly seen once the war began….

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  • Sale! GERMANY - MEDAL BAR - THREE PLACE - SOUTHWEST AFRICA - HINDENBURG CROSS - 25 YEARS SERVICE

    SOUTHWEST AFRICA – MEDAL BAR – THREE PLACE – HINDENBURG CROSS – 25 YEARS SERVICE

    SKU: 02-421 XRH

    $695.00 $556.00

    It features the three medals listed.  All the ribbons and decorations are in fine condition…..

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    SPAIN – STAMPS – ZEPPELIN – BLOCK OF EIGHT STAMPS

    SKU: 21-154

    $25.00 $21.00

    This is a block of eight stamps, featuring a zeppelin from Spain. All are attached and a part of a unit.

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  • Sale! STORAGE CASE - PICKELHAUBE PARADE BUSH AND TRICHTER

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE PARADE BUSH AND TRICHTER

    SKU: 04-727 XRH

    $295.00 $236.00

    STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE PARADE BUSH AND TRICHTER

    It is a fine pickelhaube storage case that houses the helmet’s parade bush and trichter when they are not in use. The case measures 13″ in height and 5″ in diameter. The cardboard container features a black leatherette exterior. Its exterior shows some scuffing, but remains structurally sound.

    This is a consignment.

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    U.S. – BINOCULARS – ARMY – SIGNAL CORP – WW I ERA

    SKU: 39-40

    $95.00 $80.75

    U.S. – BINOCULARS – ARMY – SIGNAL CORP – WW I ERA

    This pair of binoculars dates from WW I and is the type used by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. The binoculars  are officer’s quality. They are black metal with brown, leather-wrapped grips. To the eyepiece’s left are the words “Military Stereo 8x 30.” To the eyepiece’s right are the words “U.S. Navy Gun Factory, Optical Shop Annex, Rochester, NY USA.” Underneath, it is marked “Signal Corps, U.S. Army” and “Serial No EE 64640.”  A leather strap is attached. It also has a brown leather case. Inside the case’s lid is another marking for “U.S. Naval Gun Factory, Optical Annex Shop, Rochester, N.Y.” It is an interesting example that is ready for display.

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    U.S. – BOOK – A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY

    SKU: 16-492

    $20.00 $17.00

    BOOK – A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY.

    This is the third volume of this book series. Volume Three starts out with early attempts at aviation, from ancient attempts at winged flight on through the early balloons of 18th Century France. It then goes on to detail the history of modern aviation, but does NOT deal with WW I to any great extent. It focuses instead on civil aviation before and after WW I on up to just before its 1963 copyright date. The book is a first edition that comes complete with its dust jacket. It is in excellent condition.

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    U.S. – BOOK – ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN

    SKU: 16-491

    $30.00 $25.50

    BOOK – ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN.

    The Medal of Honor, once known as the Congressional Medal of Honor, is the highest award that the United States can confer on a soldier, sailor (from the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Coast Guard), marine, or airman. Like Great Britain’s Victoria Cross, it is awarded to personnel of ALL ranks, not just officers (as was Prussia’s Pour le Mérite). The Medal of Honor was first awarded during the U.S. Civil War. Since its inception, it has been awarded 3,515 times (621 times posthumously).
    This book was first published in 2002, and covers aviation Medal of Honor winners from WW I, WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy all have had famous aviation winners. The book features all of them and includes many interesting photos of the pilots and their planes. The more than 290-page book comes with its dust jacket. Its condition is just like new!

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    U.S. – BOOK – AIRCRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

    SKU: 16-53

    $10.00 $8.50

    This is the tour book from the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This museum houses a fine collection of historically significant aircraft from the beginning of aviation early in the 20th Century up until modern days. My personal favorite is the “Spirit of St. Louis,” which marked the first solo flight across the Atlantic. Many fine airplanes are featured in this tour book. You don’t have to be a WW I enthusiast to enjoy it.


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    U.S. – BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN

    SKU: 12-825

    $25.00 $21.25

    BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN.

    This is American Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw’s (1837-1863) interesting story. Shaw’s life and death were immortalized in the hit 1989 movie Glory, which starred Matthew Broderick as Shaw. Robert Gould Shaw was born to one of the wealthiest families in Massachusetts and grew up in Boston and New York. He traveled extensively abroad and spent two years at Harvard. He and his family were staunch abolitionists. When the Civil War broke out in 1861 he enlisted in a regiment from New York as a private, then later served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. While with that regiment, he participated in battles at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, and Antietam.
    Later, when Massachusetts raised the first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, his father urged him to take its command and Shaw did so. After its training was complete, the regiment was sent to South Carolina. On 18 July 1863 his regiment, along with two brigades of white troops, assaulted the Confederate positions at Battery Wagner. Shaw was mortally wounded at the head of his troops. The attack ultimately failed and Battery Wagner was never captured. The 54th Massachusetts suffered more than 50% casualties. As an insult, the Confederates buried Shaw in a mass grave with his soldiers. His family back North instead considered it an honor that also honored them. Robert Gould Shaw was twenty-five at the time of his death, having been married only two months prior. A very famous monument to Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts later was erected on the Boston Commons.
    This book tells his story. What is more important, it features some two-hundred letters written to his mother while he was serving in the army from April 1861 through July 1863. The 421-page hardback was published by the University of Georgia Press in 1992 and has an intact dust jacket. It is very interesting.

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    U.S. – BOOK – DERE MABLE: LOVE LETTERS OF A ROOKIE by EDWARD STREETER

    SKU: 12-417

    $35.00 $29.75

    This is a book written by an American soldier who served in France during WW I. The book was written and released in 1918. The first edition was released in April 1918. This copy is a SIXTH edition, which was released in July 1918. Streeter served in the 27th (N. Y.) Division. The book is illustrated with thirty-five black and white drawings by a fellow Division member. It is a humorous look on war in France by a man who had never traveled before. It is VERY “country” When it was published, it was extremely popular. This is a quick read. I guarantee you will have a laugh or two (or twelve) with it.

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