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Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

 

 

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Traditions Helmet (extraordinaire) (Item WEHR 13-1)

DESCRIPTION:Here in all its beautiful glory is the finest Pickelhaube you will ever see! We kid you not! Why is this helmet in such absolutely incredible condition? Because it was manufactured in about 1935. This is a special helmet constructed in the Third Reich for high-ranking officers who through acts of war or age no longer had their original equipment. Adolf Hitler liked to be photographed with former officers of the Kaiser's army. It gave the impression of solidarity with the heroes of the Great War with the "New Order." This helmet is immaculate with various changes from the manufacturing designs of the originals of the Kaiserzeit. The eagle shield has special battle honors. The words "Waterloo," "Peninsula," and "Garzia Hernandaz" are inscribed. The latter was worn by the First and Second Heavy Dragoon Regiments KGL at Garzia Hernandaz 23 July 1812. These two heavy dragoon regiments broke three formed squares of French infantry in what was the greatest cavalry action against infantry in the entire Peninsula War. This is an officer's helmet of the Prussian Garde Dragoons. These elite regiments were held in great honor during the Third Reich period and at special N.S. veterans' rallies. The former officers often dressed in the full splendor of former days for the ceremonial pomp and pageantry, but also they were vastly encouraged to do so for the value of tradition and to favorably impress the young people who attended such events. This is a tremendously rare and eminently important relic of the Reich that either an Imperial collector or a Third Reich historian would be extremely proud to add to their holdings. Make no mistake, this piece of German headgear is of the very highest quality imaginable. Genuine (thick) leather so elegant and fine as to see your reflection in its jet-black mirror finish. The Kokarden have no national or state colors. They are in plain gilted brass. I believe that there may have been a political meaning to this. The N.S. regime tried to move away from the state loyalty theme to a certain extent. Thus, Ein Volk, (Ein Reich), Ein Führer! The key words here are one nation! We have never in any collection in any museum (anywhere) seen a spiked helmet finer than this pristine example that we offer here. Every part of it is fine and mint to include the inside parts, liner, etc. We just can't say enough about it. We at Germania International, LLC are extremely proud to offer it to the collecting public. There may be better ones as far as price and grandeur, but there can't be another in better condition or more scarce. Absolutely stupendous!

PRICE: $2,650.00; Sale, reduced to $1,800.00; A REAL bargain !!!

 

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

 GERMAN Wehrmacht (Item WEHR 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a magnificent statue in spalta, or white metal, of a lancer of the Third Reich period with 1935 transition helmet, full field pack, ammo pouches, trenching shovel, bayonet, canteen, utility case, chow kit, etc. He aims his Mauser 98 at full firing position. The pack has come a little loose, but the statue is in beautiful condition. When these have rarely been found the rifle has invariably been broken or missing. They’re very seldom found in this wonderful condition. This was a shooting prize and there is a plaque mounted on the front of the base that translates to "For good shooting proficiency in the 7th RJR", perhaps a Jager regiment. This is an outstanding and historically important Third Reich objet d’art extraordinaire. Marble base stands 1 ½" high and 4" square. With base affixed it is a little over 11 inches high. A very beautiful and rare addition to any WWII German collection. 

PRICE: $1,400.00; Special sale reduced to $925.00

 

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Three-Dimensional Plaque in Iron of the Führer (Item AH 17-1; BRONZEMET 2-12; ART 11-8; BRONZE 2-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is without any hesitation, incredible. It is an iron sculpture that could be called a plaque or a bust. Should we choose to call it a plaque it must be noted that it is completely 3-dimensional, standing out in amazing relief. You could also use the terminology, “one-quarter bust.” It measures 13 inches high and 7 3/4 inches across from ear to ear and 11 inches across the shoulders. The likeness is astounding and it depicts the Führer in the uniform shirt of the Kampfzeit (the struggle for power). The sculpture was accomplished in 1933 by an artist by the name of J. Ave. This was the Seigesjahr, or time of victory, for Hitler and the NSDAP. This is a heavy sculpture and the fittings on the back are structured to possibly be attached to a wooden plaque or possibly to an architectural wall, somewhere. We have been at this business for a very long time and have visited Kampfzeit collections in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and Austria and we have never seen the likes of this one. We believe it is probably unique. On the backside it has the impressed wording: “Fr. Köster Heide” and something to the extent that copying it will be highly Verboten (forbidden). This also convinces us that this is a one-of-a-kind artistic endeavor. It is much rarer than any Hitler bust in bronze. This is an early treasure of the Third Reich that truly belongs in a museum or a notable collection.

PRICE: $2,800.00; SALE! The consigner has reduced this unique, great, historically important bronze to $1,200.00

 

 

Water Color of Hitler

Water Color of Hitler

 

Water Color of Hitler

Water Color of Hitler

Water Color of Hitler

Water Color of Hitler
Artist's signature

Water Color of Hitler
Slight damage at top edge

Water Color of Hitler
Damage at bottom edge

Water Color of Hitler

Large Watercolor of the Führer; Very Possibly an Official State Portrait (Item AH 28-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the very greatest paintings we have ever seen of Hitler in watercolor mode. First, please be given to understand that this is a 100-percent period painting done in 1941 (not a copy!). The artist is R. Winzen and we are still at the research stage regarding this name that is signed in the right-hand corner. The last name is certainly Winzen; however, at this time we cannot make out the first name. This painting would almost have to be considered a state portrait; it is just that fine, but Hitler did not pose for it. He never posed for any painting. He was just too busy every moment of his life to afford practically a moment’s pause. He did in the very early days pose momentarily to be photographed by Heinrich Hoffman, his personal photographer, but he never posed for the painters within the Reich. The only other moments when he actually was known to stand still was when he was attending one of Richard Wagner’s operas and then, of course, he was completely composed and at the same time overwhelmingly enthralled! An almost hypnotic spell overcame his body and soul and this is borne out by numerous witnesses to include his close boyhood friend, August Kubizek, in his book The Young Hitler I Knew. In 1933, when he ascended to power, thousands of paintings were accomplished of him. No world leader to date ever enjoyed such enormous popularity in the last numerous decades (at least since Napoleon). All the renderings were done from photos and listed artists did a few. By listed we mean artists that had reached some fame or at least had paintings accomplished that were noted in art gazettes and displayed in galleries. We are still researching the painter R. Winzen and we are sure he/she must be noted somewhere. If any art historian can assist us in this project, we would be very grateful if only because it is quite evident that the artist was rather a master in his own right. The Führer is seen in super-realistic form without a flaw. It is as though the painting could speak! Seldom does any painting pick up such realistic presentation and laudable verdict in human depiction. The face is perfectly lifelike! The clothing is also quite convincing with every flowing wrinkle, as it should be. The color toning of the garment is done expertly and those medals and insignia seen upon it are depicted in realistic and historical accuracy. These medals were the only decorations Adolf Hitler ever wore. Although he had won the Iron Cross Second Class, he never wore it. He only wore the First Class award of this medal of bravery and above this he wore the Golden Party pin of the NSDAP, and below this badge of honor and loyalty he wore the German wound badge. There were all sorts of N.S.D.A.P badges that he qualified for, but he chose to wear none of them, and was always seen wearing these three decorations, two of which he won as a brave soldier in the First World War and he wore them on every occasion. This painting in fact could have been meant to depict him as he made his famous speech before the Wehrmacht and Reichstag in his declaration of war on Poland in 1939. The painting was done in 1941, but the event was still in everyone’s mind because all patriotic Germans felt strongly that Poland should be severely punished for the horrible atrocities perpetrated against the German minority living there in 1939. The massacre at Bromberg stands out especially in the annals of heinous war crimes and now Hitler was having no more of it! On September 1, 1939, Germany launched its military forces against the Polish frontier. When the Führer declared war, he was seen in a pose much like this depiction in the Winzen painting and certainly, his outfit was exactly as depicted in the artwork. So, obviously the artist has pictured an earth-shattering event in his accurate portrayal. This sort of sets this depiction apart from 95 percent of paintings of Hitler that usually are bust portraits or full standing canvases that give at least the appearance of being posed. This depiction is of an actual historical event. We believe a watercolor was chosen because the crisp, neat lines bring out detail and feeling a bit more than oil paintings in at least some cases. The paining, having been sealed in glass, has suffered some damage on the lowest portion near the edge of the frame, but this is not going anywhere. Watercolors were practically always sealed under glass especially if they were considered very important and were to be preserved for history, but unfortunately this made them quite vulnerable to aging distress and even the breaking of the glass. This wonderful artwork must be treated like the prodigiously valuable historic document that it surely is. We believe the frame to be original. The size measures at 32 x 11 inches and the frame is another three inches wide. This is just about the most exciting and dramatic Hitler image we have ever seen and we have been looking at them as a compendium of over 100 years if all of our separate experience is recounted. We have visited some of the greatest collections and museum accumulations in at least four European nations and this painting would be voted the best for color, action, and detail hands down! Elsewhere on our site you will occasion a half-bust portrait of Adolf Hitler in oil by the German master artist Otto Vittali that we also feature, but then that is another story; more on that later! So, collectors, here is a chance to own what would be considered a “National Treasure” if times were different. But now, in this Orwellian world, this work simply for now has to be considered a precious “diamond” yet undiscovered! with the hopes that the future might yet spring forth with some semblance of academic and artistic freedom and maybe even the possibility of truth and historical revision bursting to the surface, finally. This treasure of the turbulent past invites your stewardship meine Freund und Bewegungsglauber.

PRICE: $22,000.00; The consigner has agreed to sell this for the special price of $15,000.00

 

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash from Ortsgruppe Inden (Item NSD 21-12)

DESCRIPTION: Inden is a municipality in the district of Duren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located on the River Inde and is a very small town with a population today of only 7,150. But in the Third Reich, this kleines Dorf was very loyal to the Führer and the NSDAP. What we offer here is an original sash that would have been attached to a funeral wreath that would have been placed on the gravesite of an N.S. Party member and it was from the local Ortsgruppe—local leadership within the NSDAP (Nazi Party). Each Ortsgruppenführer answered to his ranking Kreisleiter (county leader). They were ranked as the sixth layer of the NS administrative command, but were the group closest to the local populace.

The Sash

The sash is 3 feet long and about 8 inches wide. It has some stains and some holes, and is somewhat tattered at the edges, etc., but is holding essentially well for its age. Under “Ortsgruppe Inden” it proclaims “Heil Hitler." It’s quite a good souvenir of the Third Reich mythos.

PRICE: $125.00; reduced–sale: $98.00

 

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Viking Dagger by Artist Janes T. Erickson (Item VIKING 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is really a great-looking replica of a Viking chief’s dagger that was sold by the “Franklin Mint” for “lots of money!” You see them come up once in a while for $350 to $450, but not cased like this, and often in bad shape. This one is with glass insert display case, but the lock is removed; otherwise, it’s in great shape. The case measures 20 x 9 1/2 inches and is 3 1/2 inches deep. The beautiful dagger is 15 inches long and the blade at the widest point is 1 3/4 inches wide. This is a great showpiece.

PRICE: $285.00; Reduced for sale to $150.00

 

 

Viking Ship 1

Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship
A Beautiful Antique Dragon Ship of the Vikings (Item VIKING 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a table ornament for a high formal dinner but we don’t know its particular purpose or the metal that it is fashioned from. It certainly is beautifully presented and looks to be silver but we can find no silver hallmarks on it Again we ask -- if you have any information about it, we do solicit your opinions and assistance to further identify it. It is about 11 inches long and 4 inches wide at its widest point. The part with the star shaped holes removes. This part also has two fluted receptacles permanently affixed to it. It came from an auction of a notable family estate in England but is it British? We just don’t know -- it probably had a holder of some type to hold it in place on a table but is no longer with it unfortunately. It certainly is a handsome piece in any case and probably unique or at least quite rare! A great find for the collector who loves the high adventure tales of the Norse heroes of  historical sagas. 

PRICE: $480.00; Reduced on sale to $250.00

Viking Ship 2
Viking Ship 2

Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Ship
Viking Dragon Ship in Metal (Item VIKING 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is another decorative Viking Ship also in metal. Its purpose at the high formal dinner is, at this point in time, unknown. If you can help us identify it, we will be most appreciative. This one has two stands that are on the bottom and hold it in place giving some measure of stability. It is not silver, at least we can find no stamps or marks that would indicate this but it seems to go with the one above with the same shields and general patina and look. I believe they were made to complement one another on the formal dining table. It came out of the same auction as the one above this one is larger, 14 inches from one dragon's head to the other, 4 ¾ wide at its widest point. An extremely handsome piece of Aryan decorative art.  

PRICE: $580.00; Reduced on sale to $275.00

 

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

Scottish Hunter’s Dirk (Item BRITSCOT 1-7; SCOTWEAPON 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare Scottish dirk of the type once used by Scottish Highlanders who hunted in the mountains. This magnificent dirk is mounted with pure silver fittings. The scabbard is fitted with brown leather and is thus quite different from the dress dirks used by Scots on parade and ceremonial functions. Those were normally quite elegant in appearance. This one is more than elegant. It was designed and used in the hunt for the elusive red, highland stag. The grip is of stag’s horn (used only on the hunting pieces). The Cairngorm-stone mounting on the top of the grip is repeated in smaller size on both of the smaller stag-gripped eating appurtenances (knife and fork). Actually, the dirk with these accouterments was the original historical form for the later, fancy dirks. The dirk was originally a hunter’s weapon for the “Sport of Kings,” but also as a defense against brigands and highwaymen. The small knife and fork were handy utilitarian tools that were used at mealtime in the mountains and glades. The tradition of the Cairngorm stones and usage of silver was not decorative alone. Tradition has it that if the highlander should finally expire along the ‘high road or low road’ and his remains be found, the Scottish wayfarer finding him would take the valuable dirk and it would either be his reward for his assistance in burying the man or selling the dirk for funeral costs. Only in Scotland of old could this be counted on; not in liberal Scotia of today. The blade has the serrated edge used for various purposes in dressing the fallen game. There is some rust pitting about one inch down from the grip on the blade where a constantly worn item like this is most exposed to the elements. The blade is about 12 1/2 inches long. The entire dirk is 19 1/2 inches long (unusually long). This is a museum piece without a doubt and should be the pride of any collection of Scottish cultural items.

PRICE: SOLD

 

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

England and Scotland

Miniature Guard’s Helmet (Item BRITSCOT 2-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great little desk piece that depicts in miniature a helmet of the Royal Palace Guards, Third Regiment. The helmet is wonderfully constructed in brass with great silver insignia. The plume is actually real horsehair as in the full-sized helmet. It has the leather-backed “ringlet” chinstrap and full, leather liner. The helmet is identical to the full-sized version. The reason for these helmets’ being produced was usually for military units and regiments to be able to present such a magnificent trophy to a beloved officer; even if he was a Brit.

PRICE: $750.00; SALE Special reduction to $475.00

 

 

Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers

Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Parade Ground
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Elastolin Toy Soldiers
Set of Toy Soldiers by Elastolin (Item BRITSCOT 4-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a set of 17 figures representing the Coldstream Guards with band figures marching. Elastolin was a company making composition figures made of sawdust, casein glue and clay then hand painted at the factory. The technique was developed by the brothers Otto and Max Hausser in 1912. This set harkens back to the earliest toy soldiers made by the Haussers’. It is comprised of a officer mounted on a horse leading the group, five bandsmen who  immediately follow, a flag bearer with British flag and to each side of him are an officer with drawn sword and a guardsman with rifle. Drawing up behind them are soldiers who march along. All the figures are in good shape except some original paint has worn off in the 99 years or so since they probably were made. The only figure in need of a better repair job is the band leader who got mad at a recruit perhaps and ‘lost his head.’  The head however is there, but someone did a sloppy glue job (an easy repair for you). The marching figures are 4 ¼ inches high including the base. The bases are marked Elastolin, but also you can see numbers and letters on the bases that have been painted there. The reason for this is as follows: there are 3 planchets representing the parade ground included with this group. This was a very clever display fixture. When inserting the figures into their proper positions there are form fitting holes all numbered and lettered for acceptance of each piece. This makes for easy group assemblage as each number and letter matches the information on the bottom of each figure. This was brilliant thinking as the pieces when inserted are firmly in place and very stable while in this display (“Ingenious”), but the parade ground was probably not made by Elastolin. We would think this wonderful early 20th century toy soldier set would be quite rare and certainly highly desirable to the toy collector. German toys like this are the best! They are not as refined in feature and form like the new plastic ones from China but the modern ones just don’t have the charm and meaning as the antiques do.  

PRICE: $2,500.00 the set; Very special sale - - Reduced to $1,200.00

 

 

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

 

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol
Number under grip extension

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol
Saftey locks

Flintlock Pistol
Double hammer locks and frizzens

Flintlock Pistol
Note the barrel-switch lever

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol
Silver-studded grip

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol
Trigger guard

Flintlock Pistol
Look at the selector lever

Flintlock Pistol

 

Wonderful Four-Barreled Flintlock Pistol (Item BRITSCOT 4-26; ANTWEP 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the finest multibarreled firearms we have ever offered or, for that matter, ever seen outside of the greatest weapons displays in the best of museums. This is truly a deadly little charmer. It has everything! Beauty and great functional mechanism. It has all the technical operation that would be expected of a firearm of the modern age yet it obviously is from the mid-18th century. This was the defensive or offensive dream gun because of the time needed to reload a muzzle loaded pistol with single barrel. If you missed or the gun misfired, you undoubtedly would have “bought the farm” so some enterprising gunsmiths sold multibarreled innovations to the landed gentry who could afford them. Flintlocks were designed and produced with two, three, and very rarely with four barrels for multiple shots. These designs were extremely costly to make. This example we offer would have cost a pretty penny in its day. The only one that could have exceeded it in possible effectiveness would have been the famed duck’s foot pistols that have from 4 to 8 barrels and were designed with the idea of a confrontation by one person with a group and all the barrels fired at once. They were popular with bank guards and prison wardens, and sea captains favored them when contemplating possible mutiny. These guns were extremely dangerous because if slightly overloaded with powder they could explode in the hands of the person firing them. They fired with only one flintlock hammer cock igniting all barrels at one time. The example we offer has two flintlock cocks, two triggers, and each barrel fires separately. The bottom barrels are fired with the turn of a lever seen on the side of the lock plate (see our images). The pistol measure nine inches from its butt to the end of the barrels. We can find no company markings, but there is a broad stamping with the number “334” under the grip. This would usually indicate that the weapon would have been issued presumably to a military unit but we thought it to be much too fancy for that. However, some royal factions throughout history and private landed gentry had militias that they funded and directed for personal protection and in the case of their country’s needs these militias would be volunteered to go to battle equipped with some noteworthy and expensive equipment. The gun looks to us to be of British, Irish, or Scottish origin. The latter being a good guess because of the silver tacks embedded in the grip. The side plate has the usual military motif found in pistols of the British Isles and in Irish pieces as well. This is practically always panoply of flags, standards, shield, and weapons. The other floral designs throughout are atypical of the décor-afforded weapons used in Britannia, Scotia, and Erin. The mechanics of the firing action on the gun is nothing short of fabulous and there is even a safety slide devise that locks the hammers tightly when not in use. This was, I am sure, in its day a very expensive piece but, today it is a super bargain.

PRICE: $7,500.00; Special reduction sale $4,485.00

 

 

 

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache
Gunner and sergeant major 1861 with full dress sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache
1863 uniform of the royal artillery with plain sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache
Royal artillery 1886
Note: full-dress sabretache

Royal Artillery Sabretache
Royal artillery horseman

Royal Artillery Sabretache
Officer's busby and badge

Sabretache of the Royal Artillery (Item BRITSCOT 4-21)

DESCRIPTION: The sabretache is one of those strange pieces of military equipment the use or purpose of which often appears incomprehensible to the uninitiated. But, it was an eminently practical—even essential—item in its earliest form having been more of less a plain pouch or haversack worn on the left side by Hungarian horsemen along with their sabres. The German word for pouch is Tasche. Later with the widespread European wars in full flower in the 18th and 19th centuries, the uniform of the Hungarian Hussar became the accepted model upon which most European powers based at least part of their establishment. No self-respecting cavalryman could possibly function as a Hussar if he did not wear a Hungarian motif outfit, and the costume was adopted with variations, of course. Officers of the Light Dragoons had begun to adopt the sabretache in the 1790s and it became a map case and writing base, and in this period it was still utilitarian, but more and more it became merely decorative on the flamboyant uniforms of the time and became very elaborate, laced with monograms and regimental insignia. These decorative dress models were reserved for occasions of Pomp and Circumstance and the rear pocket flaps were seldom and, perhaps never, opened. Many elite British regiments sported these rather gaudy, but beautiful, pieces of military regalia. The earliest of the British regiments to use them were the 26th Light Dragoons officers and the troops who were then mostly in their many empire campaigns. They were the royal artillery and as you can see, a special feature of them is the Royal Arms of England embroidered in genuine gold and silver thread with a metal cannon and inscribed in the bullion thread with the motto Ubique—Quo fas et Gloria Ducunt “Everywhere—Where Right and Glory Lead Us.” This sabretache is in decent shape but shows much use and you can see it shows extensive wear. It was used and it shows! The back pouch is missing, but because these items were decorative only, the men who wore them often removed the pouch as the front piece with the embroidery would fit better against the uniform. More cricket you know! These pieces are very scarce and an item much sought after by collectors.

PRICE: $1,600.00; Reduced to $1,200.00

 

 

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

 

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch
The back

Scottish Dirk and Brooch
The back

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

Scottish Dirk and Brooch

 

Fabulous Scottish Military Black Dirk and Plaid Brooch of the “Seaforths” (Item BRITSCOT 4-29)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the best Scots dirk we have ever had the pleasure to offer. It is a weapon as worn by a piper of the famed Seaforth Highlanders (The Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s). This was a historic regiment of the British Army (Why do Scot’s fight for the Brits??). This regiment was associated with large geographical areas of Scotland. The Seaforth Highlanders have varied in size from two battalions during WWI after several mergers. The regiment is now incorporated in the Seaforths, Gordons, and Cameron battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. They fought in many of Britain’s wars, unfortunately.* (*I say that as a Scotsman who remembers the terror that Britain visited upon Scottish folk through the centuries.) The regiment participated in the Battle of the Marne and the Battle of Aisne in 1914, where they suffered heavy casualties, and then the 1st Battalion took part in the Battle of Givenchy, France, after leaving a stint in India in WWII when the 6th Battalion was sent to France as part of the B.E.F. in 1940. The battalion was right in the thick of the “Blitzkrieg” only escaping through Dunkirk thanks to the gracious mercy of the German Führer who never wanted a war with Britain and thus held back the Panzers that could have smashed the Brits right there and then! Nonetheless, the Seaforth lads have been called the “Fightingnest” unit of the armies of Britain. The blade of this dirk testifies to its great involvement in many of the wars and campaigns. All along the blade's length are the ‘battle honors of the Buffs’ including the following:
Hindoostan or British India campaign
Cape of Good Hope 1806
South Africa 1835
Central India
Kabul 1879
Afghanistan 1878-80
Maida 1806
Java 1806
Persia 1857
Locknow 1857
Tel el Kabir 1882
Chitral Expedition 1895
Atbara, Kartoum 1898
Prardeberg South Africa 1899-1902
Marne 1914-1918
Ypres 1915
Loos Somme 1916
Vimy 1917
Cambrai 1917
Hindenburg Line 1918
Palestine 1918
Bagdad 1914-1918
Madagascar 1942
El Alamein 1942
Sicily 1943
Anzio 1944
Middle East 1942
Imphal 1944
Burma 1942-44
Many of these battle honors and military placements are in the blade encased and surrounded by floral and thistle design. The regiment was first formed in 1881 by merging the 72nd (Duke of Albany’s own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot and the 78th Highlands Regiment of Foot 9 (the Ross-shire Buffs) which became the units 1st and 2nd battalions, respectively. It was made the county regiment for seven northern counties including the Orkney Islands. Its motto unfortunately* (*my input) is “Cuidich ‘n Righ” (Help the King) inherited from the 78th Foot. These words are also engraved on the blade below the crown and (“L”) for the Duke of Albany below “Cuidich ‘n Righ” is the Indian elephant in remembrance of the regiment’s long and hard India campaigns. The battle honors are on the opposite side of the blade. The blade is 12 inches long and the entire dirk in its scabbard is 18 inches long. The grip is in what has become known as basket weave with brass studs and the whole grip resembles Scotland’s sacred flower (the thistle.) The end cap or finial is a large, beautiful Cairngorm stone; mine cut and perfect. The little knife and fork traditionally found inserted in the scabbard pockets have singular smaller cairngorms. At the top of the scabbard is a depiction of St. Andrew—Scotland’s Patron Saint—on the cross. At the lower portion of the grip is a depiction of the traditional Scottish feather bonnet as worn by the Highland soldiers in the time of the Napoleonic Wars with Claymore broadswords behind the bonnet.

The Plaid Brooch

The rest of the elaborate decoration of this magnificent set that will show up in our image gallery with this wonderful dirk is a “plaid brooch” and that is nearly as important as the dirk. It is a large brooch that would be worn at the top portion of a Highland plaid worn over the shoulder of the wearer of a Highland military uniform. It is constructed in heavy silver and bears the same Victorian crown that sits above the letter “L” that lies between the antlers of a Highland stag. All of this is in high relief and separately cast and applied to a wreath covered in laurel leaves and wrapped in ribbons bearing 16 battle honors of the Seaforth Highlanders. This is a super-magnificent jewel in its own right, but being with the dirk it makes for a set that is tremendous in its presentation and it is prodigiously historically important. There are no stamped markings on the brooch except for the letters “E.M.A.” scratched on the back of it. The dirk was made by or marketed by S.J. Pillin, Gerrard St., London West. This magnificent dirk and beautiful plaid brooch are offered at a very reasonable price.

PRICE: $9,500.00; Reduced to a very special sale price of $7,500.00

 

Sword

Sword
Note: Compare this sword on the cover with the one we offer.

 

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

 

Scottish Basket-Hilted Claymore Sword (Claidheamh-mòr: “Great Sword”) (Item BRITSCOT 4-33; SCOTWEAPON 1-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice, solid example of the typical early form of the famed weapon. The blade has light scroll accents that read “For my king and country” indicating it was not only owned by noble families, but was fashioned for military use. It has this moto in both the blood fullers that run most of the length of the blade. The words Scot and bravery are often used in the same sentence, this is no mistake. The Scots at war have a well-earned historical distinction for martial bravery and this is exemplified in the heedless Highland or border Scot charge whereby Clansmen would sweep a foe away in wild hand-to-hand combat and almost always the weapon of choice for the “Geordies” was invariably the great basket-hilted broadsword, one of the most formidable edged weapons inclusive of the swords of the world. The overall construction of this fine example is entirely appropriate for an 18th-century combat weapon. The basket guard is of rugged iron construction with circle- and heart-shaped cutouts on the panels. It has the typical dome pommel (there were several variations noted). It has a wire-wrapped ray-skin grip. It’s in generally good to fine condition. The blade shows a dark patina with scattered pitting, and mild wear is visible overall with the seam on the backside of the grip opening ever so slightly. The fit of the hilt to the blade is solid as a rock and the blade is flexible with fine tone when struck. Note in our images that we have shown a photo of the hornbook on these weapons titled The Scottish Sword: 1600-1945. The author, Harvey J.S. Withers, obviously wanted to show what he considered the classic basket hilt and the most traditional 18th-century example of the claidheamh-mòr. Note that with the exception of the pommel it is virtually identical to the one we offer here. These swords of this circa are getting to be extremely rare and are much sought after—especially in this condition.

PRICE: $4,580.00; Very special sale reduced to $3,900.00

 

 

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box

 

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box
The front of box

British Regiment Carved Box
The left side

British Regiment Carved Box
The right side

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box
The rear of box

British Regiment Carved Box
Inside lid

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box

British Regiment Carved Box

 

Gentleman Officer’s What-Not Box of the Royal British Artillery Battery (Item BRITSCOT 4-30; WOODMASTER 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fabulous hand-carved wooden box or chest that is decorated on top and all around with elaborately carved oriental dragons and in the center there is a beautiful crest of the Royal Artillery with its crown and cannon. The word under the crown is “UBIQUE,” Latin for “Everywhere,” followed by “QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT” (Where Right and Glory Lead), which is the motto of the Royal Artillery. It was founded in 1716 and still is active today. It took an active part in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion in 1900 and the Second China War, as well. The chest was either commissioned by an artillery veteran of these conflicts, or presented by a grateful oriental participant who opposed the Boxers and revolutionaries. But, it is obviously made in the Far East. The box is large measuring 12 x 8 inches across the top and 4 inches deep. Inside the lid when opened we can see two more intricately carved dragons that support a circular design. There is a tray divided into four compartments to hide various possessions and when this tray is lifted out there is another compartmentalized section divided in three sections. This chest surely can be called the “Dragon’s depository” as there is no shortage of these beasts so revered by Oriental mythology. What better place to hold the precious memories garnered by a member of this illustrious unit of Britain’s military might that was expended in some of England’s colonial wars that prior to WWI and WWII, perhaps actually should have been fought with numerous exceptions of course.

PRICE: $1,400.00; SPECIAL: reduced to $985.00

 

Cross Belt Plate

Cross Belt Plate

 

Cross Belt Plate

Cross Belt Plate

Cross Belt Plate

Cross Belt Plate

Cross Belt Plate
Another insignia of the Royal Highlanders of Canada

Cross Belt Plate
WWI recruiting poster

Cross Belt Plate
A tunic button from a uniform

Cross Belt Plate
Here is the pipe major.

Cross Belt Plate
A veteran of the Royal Highlands Regt. of Canada

 

Uniform Cross Belt Plate of the Royal Highlanders of Canada (Item BRITSCOT 4-31)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a bonnie piece of Scottish military uniform accouterment. It is the brass plate seen on the cross strap on a Scottish theme uniform of one of Canada’s elite Royal Highlanders. This was the 5th Battalion known more commonly as the Black Watch. It was formed in Montreal on January 31, 1862, as the 5th Batt. Volunteer Rifles of Canada. The rise of the American (Yankee) military strength during the Civil War concerned Canada and the government authorized formation of militia regiments. This was one of eight companies formed at that time and the most elite of them all. They later fought in the purely genocidal Boer War in Africa and every other war since then. ”Why in hell do Scots fight on the side of that nation that should be their ‘mortal enemy’ (bloody Britain)” *(spoken by a nationalistic Scot!). The plate measures 4 x 3 ¼ inches. It is comprised of two separate pieces. The decorative boar’s head, crown, and maple leaf design is all one separately adhered piece attached to the brass plate. The attachments are intact. This is a great decorative and historically important item for any good Scottish collection.

PRICE: $335.00; Reduced - - Special sale – reduced to $200.00

 

 

Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust
The Artist
Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust
The artist's signature
Mohawk Bust
The number made (30) - this is #9
Mohawk Bust
The artist's prospectus
Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust
Mohawk Bust

Mohawk” by James Gruzalski (Item BRONZEMET 4-2; AMINDIAN 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is an incredible bust by James Gruzalski who is best known for his dramatic sculptures portraying the American Indian and historical figures. His fascination and love for the Old West is exemplified in the faces of his bronzes. He has felt that much can be told about people through their faces. Gruzalski has had a gift which enables him to put life into his bronzes. We can see and feel through his work the strength, pride and spirit of the American Indian. His sensitivity in the execution of his sculpture has been nationally recognized as one of the leading artists of today .Gruzalski has won many prestigious awards at art shows around the country.  His works are exhibited in some of the finest galleries and are featured in many prodigious private collections. When Jim sculpts a figure he releases a very limited number of them and then it stops!  The wonderful sculpture we offer here is number nine of thirty ever made.  This particular sculpture has been sold out many years ago. There have been only a very few that occasionally show up in the best of auction houses and they invariably bring in the excess of eight to ten thousand dollars. The exciting thing about this bronze is that other artists have sculpted figures in bronze of American Indians but almost 100% of the time the depictions are of western Indians usually with eagle feather war bonnets upon their heads.  The only deviations noticeable might be Chief Geronimo of the Apache. We know of several sculptures of Sitting Bull of the Lakota Sioux but we have never encountered an accurate bronze of an eastern woodlands warrior like this superb bust of a Mohawk. These were the people called the Keepers of the Eastern Door. Dwellers of the Longhouse.  Historically had the Mohawks not joined the British under the influence of the famed Sir William Johnson then the United States (if such an entity ever evolved) would be a French speaking nation. The Mohawks along with some of the other tribes of the Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy carried the torch and tomahawk faithfully against the French in the French and Indian War.  The six Nations of the Iroquois are: Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora. The Mohawks were the most warlike of the nations of the Confederacy. Note the look of pride and confidence in the portrayal of this noble warrior of the eastern forests.

The sculpture is 20 inches high mounted on a wooden base this piece is worthy of a showcase all by itself highlighted with soft lighting.  It is a true representative of the spirit of the American Indian.

  You say they have all passed away
That noble race and brave!
That their light canoes have vanished
From off the crested wave!
But their name is on the waters
You shall not wash it out!
Within the forests where they dwelt we hear no hunters
Shout’!
But their name is on the waters and you shall not wash it out.” 

By Lydia Huntley Sigourney  1791 -1865

We make a one-time offer that is most reasonable and when doing that we sincerely hope this extraordinary art piece will go to an appreciative collector or gallery.

PRICE: $4,500.00; Special sale price $3,500.00

 

Japanese Imperial Flag
Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag

 

Japanese Imperial Flag


Japanese Imperial Flag

 

Japanese Imperial Flag

 

Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag

 

Japanese Imperial Flag

 

Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag
Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag

Japanese Imperial Flag


Japanese Imperial Flag with Flag Pole (JAP 3-1)
DESCRIPTION: This has to be the great Japanese World War Two article ever offered on a web site. It is extremely dramatic and downright beautiful looking. It is the Imperial flag of War mounted on a fantastic pole that is a treasure unto itself. The pole is built like a fine Samurai sword scabbard with the circular ringed design throughout and with very special fittings center bottom and top. The plate at the bottom-most portion is quite interesting. It seems to be included as an identification of the flag maker who manufactured this flag. It has pictures of this particular style rising sun and the round sun symbol as well. The finial or flag pole top is made to look like the spear point of the ancient Samurai pole arms. The finial evidently was at one time separated from the pole, but was soldered back. There is a beautiful golden colored rope mount with tassels that would be wrapped in such a way as to grace the whole Nipponese sacred presentation. This type flag was not carried into battle, but it was carried to the front and would be used in Bushido ceremonies and borne by the guardsman who would be usually be a war hero picked because of his past special engagements in the field of battle.
Flags were of very special importance to the Japanese military. Oaths were sworn on them and men would die willingly for them and the idea of chivalry and bravery that they convey. This is obviously a very important flag and extremely rare -- probably the greatest Japanese article of militaria that you could imagine in your collection or the collection of a museum.

PRICE: $2,500.00 - - comes apart for shipping Special reduction; now $1,450.00

 

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