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    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1813 – 2nd CLASS – WITH DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING AWARD DOCUMENT

    SKU: 09-995 XTC

    $4,995.00 $4,195.00

    Very interesting and exciting mini group that includes an 1813 Iron Cross 2nd Class, its actual award document, and another document from some twenty years after the initial award. The 1813 Iron Cross introduced a completely new concept in medals awarded to soldiers for their battle service, i.e., that a man could be awarded a medal no matter what rank he possessed, whether he was a private or a general. The Napoleonic Wars had been raging for several years, but the tide was turning by the time the 1813 Iron Crosswas first awarded. As a matter of fact, the wars ended that same year. Napoleon, however, was never one to give up easily. He escaped from exile in March 1815 and returned to wage war at theBattle of Waterloo in June. Bonaparte was finally defeated on 18 June 1815 and sentenced to permanent exile on St. Helena, where he died six years later…..

     

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  • Sale! IRON CROSS - 1870 - 1st CLASS - GODET WITH PIN AND TWO SIDE HOOKS

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1870 – 1st CLASS – GODET WITH PIN AND TWO SIDE HOOKS

    SKU: 09-958 XTC

    $3,895.00 $3,295.00

    An Iron Cross such as this required that the wearer have three sets of loops sewn onto his tunic’s left breast to accommodate it. While its single pin is sturdy enough to pierce a wool tunic, the two side hooks are quite delicate. They would snap if one attempted to insert them through the tunic in the same manner. Very few jewelry firms offered this Iron Cross style, and no one did it better than Godet, the maker of this Iron Cross. One of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s house jewelers, the firm J. Godet und Söhne was known as a premiere provider of Orders and Decorations….

     

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  • Sale! GERMANY - ORDEN POUR le MÉRITE - WITH OAK LEAVES IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE - JEWELER’S/WEARER’S COPY

    GERMANY – ORDEN POUR le MÉRITE – WITH OAK LEAVES IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE – JEWELER’S/WEARER’S COPY – HALLMARKED

    SKU: 05-1545 XJG

    $23,395.00 $19,995.00

    Hallmarked,  Jeweler’s (Wearer’s) copy of the Orden Pour le Mérite with the very rare Oak Leaves dated from the 1914-1929 period……

     

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  • Sale! GERMANY - PATRIOTIC PLATE - GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL VON HINDENBURG

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PLATE – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL VON HINDENBURG

    SKU: 18-505 XRH

    $150.00 $120.00

    Gold adorned, hand painted, porcelain patriotic plate, devoted to Generalfeldmarshall Paul von Hindenburg….

     

     

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  • Sale! GERMANY - PERIOD FRAMED COLORIZED IMAGE OF THE PORT AT WILHELMSHAVEN

    GERMANY – PERIOD FRAMED COLORIZED IMAGE OF THE PORT AT WILHELMSHAVEN

    SKU: 18-535

    $95.00 $80.75

    This a period framed colorized image of the port of Wilhelmshaven. This was the German port with access to the North Sea and the primary port for the best ships of the Kaiserliche Marine including Battleship Squadron Nr 1 which were the primary ships at the Battle of Jutland in 1916….

     


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    GERMANY – PHOTO ALBUM – ALBRECHT HOLZ – STABARZT der RESERVE

    SKU: 40-638

    $225.00 $175.00

    High-quality photo album for Stabarzt der Reserve Albrecht Holz, which contains ninety-one fine original photographs…

     

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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

    $595.00 $450.00

    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 – 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 – VETERAN MEDAL – KRIEGERVEREIN KUES/MOSEL TIN CROSS

    SKU: 05-1662 XDG

    $50.00 $40.00

    Similar to a veteran’s medal issued by private organization, such as Germany’s postwar Kriegervereins (Soldiers’ Organizations). It features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s profile cut out in the center of a cross. Words on the area surrounding the center indicate it is from a veteran’s organization in “Cues,” which refers to Bernkastel-Kues, a German town in the Mosel wine district….

     

     

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  • Sale! SHOULDER BOARD - HESSE-DARMSTADT -OBERST

    HESSE-DARMSTADT – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERST

    SKU: 23-528 XJT

    $195.00 $175.50

    Here is a pre 1897 Oberst’s shoulder board from Hesse-Darmstadt. The shoulder board features a brass button that helps secure it to a tunic. It also sports the Oberst’s two brass pips, which display the Grand Duchy’s brass crown in their centers. The board boasts a silver bullion Russian rope background that is further embellished with Hesse-Darmstadt’s emblematic, red and gold chevrons……

     

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    HESSE-DARMSTADT – TUNIC – ENLISTED MAN’S – DEPOT-ISSUED – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 115.

    SKU: 15-701 XRH

    $1,195.00 $956.00

    It is a tunic from the  Grand Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt The regiment was founded in 1621. It was the oldest and most important regiment in the Hesse army It was in fact known as the Grand Duke’s Garde and was known officially as Leib-Garde (1. Grossherzogl) Nr 115. It was garrisoned at Darmstadt and attached to the XVIII. Armeekorps. The tunic is a prewar dunkel-blau (dark-blue) example, made of wool. It sports eight large silver-toned buttons edged with red piping down its center. The vent flap on the uniform’s reverse repeats the red piping and another six (three per each side of the flap) silver-toned buttons…..

     

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    IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY OFFICER’S CAP BADGE

    SKU: 13-1006

    $695.00 $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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