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  • Sale! BOOK - RITTER VON SCHLEICH: JAGDFLIEGER IM WELTKRIEG UND IMDRITTEN REICH - by FRIED LANGE

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – AUTOGRAPHED – EDUARD RITTER VON SCHLEICH – ORIGINAL LARGE FORMAT – FROM WORLD WAR II

    SKU: 19-295 XDW

    $350.00

    This is an original photograph of General der Flieger Eduard Ritter von Schleich (1888-1947). The large photograph.   It shows von Schleich seated at a table or desk. He is wearing a General’s uniform, with the Orden Pour le Mérite that he received during WW I around his neck. He is also wearing a large medal bar that would have included Bavaria’s Military Max Josef Order (whereby he was knighted and given the title “Ritter”). He retained that title for the rest of his life….

     

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    Germany – Pickelhaube and Visor Cap – Storage Transport Case

    SKU: 33-62

    $575.00

    In Germany, I came across a wonderful storage case for an officer’s pickelhaube and visor cap. It was totally different than any I had ever seen. While basically shaped like a pickelhaube storage case, it is not as pointed at the top. This allows for the storage of BOTH headdress pieces…

     

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

    SKU: 26-73 A

    $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 – TUNIC – UNTEROFFIZIER – MINENWERFER DETACHMENT

    SKU: 15-474

    $845.00

    This is a wonderful prewar quality dunkel-blau tunic from a Minenwerfer detachment. Many of you are asking, “What in the world is a Minenwerfer?” Minenwerfers were wheeled artillerie pieces that fell partway between conventional cannons and mortars. They were intended for use in close support of Infanterie. They were mounted on gun carriages, but typically had shorter barrels than traditional cannons as they were not intended for long-range use. They did not require the greater range because they were kept much closer to the Infanterie than other forms of artillerie. Minenwerfers came in three calibers: 7.58CM, 17CM, and 25CM. They also had rifled barrels. They were used in fairly large numbers during WW I. [I do not know if the Allies had a similar weapon, but this does provide quite an intriguing story]! The tunic’s body is dark-blue (dunkel blau). A single row of eight silver buttons runs down its center. The second buttonhole from the top sports a ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Red piping extends from the collar down to the tunic’s center. The tunic’s collar is black (for Artillerie), edged with silver bullion tape. The sleeves display the same arrangement of black material with silver bullion tape of an Unteroffizier. Two silver buttons adorn each sleeve. The shoulder straps are red with a yellow “MW” on them. The tunic’s interior, along with the plain buttons on the shoulder straps, confirms that it is a high-quality, privately-purchased tunic. The tunic’s interior is lined in gray and black silk. The lining is complete and in good condition. No ownership marks appear on the pocket, etc. The exterior is a fine wool gabardine. I see perhaps two extremely small moth nips on the entire exterior. This tunic is in EXCELLENT condition. It would make a superb addition to any collection.

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    Hannover / Prussia – Tschako – Enlisted Regimental Band Member – Jager Bataillon Nr 10 – Full Parade Configuration

    SKU: 33-294

    $4,796.00

    This is a Hannoversches Jäger-Bataillon Nr 10 NCO’s tschako from a Hanoverian unit (originally, it was absorbed by Prussia in 1866). The Bataillon was formed in 1803, garrisoned at Goslar, and assigned to the X. Armeekorps. [In the past, we have shared the Jäger-Bataillon’s role within the German Army. When it came to marksmanship, these Bataillons were (collectively) the German Army’s best….

     

     

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  • Sale! SHOULDER BOARD - HESSE-DARMSTADT -OBERST

    Hesse-Darmstadt – Shoulder Board – Oberst

    SKU: 23-528 XJT

    $175.50

    Pre 1897 Oberst’s shoulder board from Hesse-Darmstadt….

     

     

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    IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY OFFICER’S CAP BADGE

    SKU: 13-1006

    $650.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a cap badge that was displayed in the front center of a naval officer’s schirmütze. It measures 2 ¾ x 3.” The badge is made of fine gold bullion, including the Hohenzollern Crown that was emblematic of the crowns seen on all naval items. The bullion extends to the laurel leaves that encircle the badge’s kokarde. These varied according to officer’s duties. This particular variety is for an officer who served aboard a Kaiserliche Marine ship.
    Its kokarde is gold bullion with a red center, indicating the Reich rather than a particular State. It sports a different type of cloth as its backing on the reverse. The obverse’s bullion displays a wonderful patina that just shouts that it is one-hundred-plus years-old. The patina and its honest wear assure us that this is the real deal.
    It is a marvelous example of these hard-to-find cap badges.


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    IRON CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS – NON COMBATANTS WITH TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR OAK LEAVES MOUNTED ON TRI-FOLD RIBBON

    SKU: 09-960 XTZ

    $1,195.00

    This is a consignment item. In 1895 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorized the award of Twenty-Five-Year Oak Leaves for the 1870 Iron Cross. This was for veterans who were awarded the 1870 EK during the Franco-Prussian War and the subsequent years, as awards caught up with all those deemed worthy. Furthermore, they remained in the reich’s service. This 1870 Iron Cross is in very fine condition, both on its obverse and reverse. I believe it was not an issued piece, but instead was sold as a full rig with the Twenty-Five-Year Oak Leaves attached. Its paint is even and just beginning to “crinkle,” as we so often see on 19th Century Iron Crosses. The “25” year device sports a fine, frosted-silver finish.
    What makes this Iron Cross special is all about the ribbon. The ribbon boasts a wide, white, central panel flanked by two thinner black bands, which means it is for Non Combatants. The ribbon’s other distinctive feature is that it is a tri-fold. Although Austrians folded their ribbons in this manner, they did NOT participate in the Franco-Prussian War. Thus, the ribbon most probably was for a soldier from Saxony. The ribbon makes the Iron Cross quite distinctive, as well as quite scarce. Both ribbon and cross are in top condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DE ADELAAR VAN HET ESKADER)

    SKU: 16-388

    $76.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DE ADELAAR VAN HET ESKADER)

    This is a Dutch edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a hardback version complete with the dust jacket. It was published by Plaza & Janes, S.A. with offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogota, and Barcelona. It is a first edition that was published in 1966. It is in very good condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DEN BLÅ MAX)

    SKU: 16-386

    $76.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DEN BLÅ MAX)

    This is a Swedish edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a hardback version complete with its dust jacket. It was published by Folket I Bilds Forlag of Stockholm, Sweden. This is a first edition that was published in 1966. It is in very good condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LA CADUTA DELLE AQUILE)

    SKU: 16-387

    $40.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LA CADUTA DELLE AQUILE)

    This is an Italian edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a high-quality soft cover version. It was published by Galleria del Corso of Milan, Italy. It is in excellent condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LAS AGUILAS AZULES)

    SKU: 16-385

    $76.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LAS AGUILAS AZULES)

    This is a Spanish edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a hardback version complete with its dust jacket. It was published by Plaza & Janes, S.A. with offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogota, and Barcelona. This is a first edition that was published in 1966. It is in very good condition.

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