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World War I

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Commemorative Statue
Commemorative Statue

Commerative Statue

Commerative Statue

Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Commemorative Statute
Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Artist's signature
Commerative Statue
Writing on base
Commerative Statue
Writing on base
Commerative Statue
Writing on base
Commerative Statue
Additional writing on base
Commerative Statue
Writing on statue base
Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Freikorps in Munich
Commerative Statue
Reds in Berlin
Commerative Statue
The Kapp Putsch
Commerative Statue
Commerative Statue
Commemorative Statue
A Trueschwur badge from the N.S. period 1934
Commerative Statue
Commemorative Bronze Statue Signifying Defiance and Loyalty (Item WW1 11-1, FREI 1-8, & ART 15-11)
DESCRIPTION: This is a bronze statue that is nothing sort of magnificent both in beauty and deep meaning. It is the classic Roman or Grecian artistic portrayal of the naked warrior who pledges in the traditional manner of a scared oath his faithfulness to his German Fatherland even in its total defeat. He gives the two fingered oath while cradling in his other arm the broken sword with some Latin words that are indistinguishable. He wears only the Stahlhelm (steel helmet). He obviously is representative of the heroes who fought for “Heilege Deutschland” and even more so he is the symbol of fidelity and defiance. The Bolsheviks and other Red criminals who tried to take over Germany after the end of WWI. In essence this could be called a Free Corps piece (Freikorps). The soldiers who joined together to put down the Communist revolutionary forces in the 1920’s and early 30’s most of these men after this heroic struggle that had succeeded, then joined the SA (Storm Abteilung”) and marched under the swastika for 12 years, many of them swelling the ranks of Hitler’s Wehrmacht. They were the stuff of “heroic saga.” Had they not joined together to do battle at this point in time, surely the Reds would have been completely successful in their bid to take over Germany and this would have been the major stepping stone to their conquest of all of Europe and who besides God would know what would be their next victory although it is not remembered by most people today We have these brave and valiant men for saving us from a fate worse than death but it also encompassed death “most foul” for millions of Christians who would have seen the inside of the gulags never to emerge again. The statue is in fine smooth bronze and stands 17 inches high including the plinth and marble base. The plinth has a legend across its front quarter, “Treuschwur” Figur Vom Kreigerdenkmal in Artern A. Kyffhauser Von Juckoff-Skopav. The word “Treuschwor”is the important one and this means, “oath of Loyalty”. This is one of the most dramatic pieces of 1920’s statuary that we have ever seen and it is in perfect condition. It has deep meaning to the historian who is by further definition a “Germanophile”. Very rare indeed but reasonably priced.

PRICE: SOLD

 

WWI Framed Grouping
WWI Framed Grouping

WWI Framed Grouping
WWI Framed Grouping
The soldier
WWI Framed Grouping
Kaiser Wilhelm
WWI Framed Grouping
Austrian Prince
WWI Framed Grouping
Turkish Leader
WWI Framed Grouping
Bulgarian Leader
WWI Framed Grouping
Missing embroidery
WWI Framed Grouping
Framed extensions & mirrors
WWI Framed Grouping
Fine wood carving
WWI Framed Grouping
Back of frame
A WWI Commemorative Grouping
(Saviors of the World )
(Item WWI 11-2)
DESCRIPTION: This is a special commemorative grouping in a special antique art frame of the patriotic and religious themes that support the picture of a young WW I soldier. Often the family of a German military man would commission one of these beautiful framed presentations to hang on the wall of the family’s home. This one is particularly nice and in generally good condition except for some embroidered words that were at the bottom of the picture. Part of the words are still there (Kreiger Im Welt -- fighter in the world). At the heading are the words Erloser Der Welt -- Saviors of the World with the picture of Jesus Christ as the greatest of these saviors. And below are the pictures of the Axis leaders. First there appears Kaiser Wilhelm II and the leaders of the military forces from Austria, Turkey, and Bulgaria. They appear in full vibrant color while the picture of our young solder appears central, with a white floral designed inner frame. The frame around the whole presentation is done in the hand-carved specialty of the Black Forest. Tiny mirrors are set in all four corners making the whole presentation quite charming and at the same time noble and warm. Seldom do you come across an item that brings out the true humanity that surrounds some aspects of war. The frame is 74" high and the extensions are 3” long at all four corners. The item is dated 1914 to 1917 (mid war).

PRICE: SOLD

 

Fictional Execution

Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
The words of the dirge
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Backside of the postcards
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
Field Machine Gun Company
Fictional Execution
Fictional Execution
88th Infantry Division
A Fictional Execution, German Army WWI (Item WW1 11-3)

DESCRIPTION: These are possibly the rarest of any military postcards of the World War I period we have ever seen. Not only rare because they are in an unbroken series, but also because it is incredible that a set portraying such a morbid sequence was actually mailed. The sender was obviously in an imperial regiment (a machine gun company of a Jager regiment). The young man who sent these sent them to a Fraulein Ella Will in Offenbach Hessen and his name was Karl. The cards, except for one, are with messages and have the Feldpost stamps. One clearly says it was sent from Russia 8 July 1915 -- all of them seem to be from that year. It is amazing to us that such a scene is portrayed on postcards but it has been said that the German people seem to believe in a “death cult” to some extent. Dying for Honor and Fatherland is the highest ideal a soldier can be expected to achieve. So, I guess it follows that to be summarily executed by one's Kameraden is also touching and in a way glorious???  Otherwise, why would postcards like this have ever existed?  The 6 cards are in sequence from the point that the condemned is marched to the place of execution with the drum beating the death march. In another, he is blindfolded where the officer sounds off the command. The next two, soldiers aim their rifles while he about to be shot and this soldier bears his breast. In the next, it seems the fatal shots are spent. Then in the next scene the officer sheathes his saber as the prisoner slumps down mortally wounded. This mentioned card is slightly damaged with a small tear at the right edge. In the last scene, the officer and three soldiers doff their helmets in respect to the now lifeless prisoner. The cards are all in the rich sepia color of the times and are all in very good condition except for the one noted. Rare, rare subject and after 94 years it is nothing short of incredible that they are still complete. The heading at the top of each card says, "Es Geht Bei Gedampfer Trommel Klang" which are the words from the old German Death March. Always when someone convicted was to be shot, they were accompanied by drums played sometimes by a military band playing this particular dirge. The words of the song are found at the bottom of the first card and continues across each card.  It is a beautiful song but very somber and to us rather chilling!

PRICE: The set of 6 cards $245.00

 

Artillery Stein

Artillery Stein
Artillery Stein
Artillery Stein
Artillery Stein

An Artillery Shell Beer Stein (Item WWI 11-4 & MRBSTEIN 2-1)

DESCRIPTION: This stein is not made from an actual artillery shell; it is fashioned in pewter to look like one. It is 8" high with a bottom diameter of 3 ¼". It has a raised Iron Cross as its central design surrounded with a leaf design framing. The thumbuft features “Germania” with her sword of Bismark and the Prussian Holhenzollern crown held high. A very nice momento of the Great War. 100% original.

PRICE: SOLD

 

German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate

German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
German Leaders Plate
Huge Porcelain Platter Depicting German War Leaders (Item WWI 11-5)

This is a typical "Hero" commemorative except for the fact that this one is huge! 14 ½ " in diameter; however, it has one flaw -- when it was manufactured it was placed without the ‘1’ in 1914 leaving it ‘914.’  Otherwise, it is spectacular with 13 of the leaders of the German Army in WWI 1914. In the center we find Kaiser Wilhelm II and in the right his brother Prince Henry of Prussia, on the left the Crown Prince. Around the edges of these portraits are 11 Fieldmarshals, Generals, Princes, etc.  Notables such as Von Hindenburg, Von Bulow, Von Fackenhayn and Crown Prince Rupprecht Von Bayern. All of these notables are tied together with beautiful strands of oak leaves with acorns. The Prussian Crown is seen as well as the Iron Cross on the design. At the bottom are the words “Die Deutschen Heersfuhrer" The German army Leaders. There is a mark on the back that is hard to read.  A very pretty piece indeed.

PRICE: $290.00

 

Imperial Matchbox


Imperial Matchbox
Imperial Matchbox
Imperial Matchbox

An Imperial Match Box (Item WWI 11-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a match container with the German National eagle of the Kaiser Wilhelm Reich in its separately adhered central design. The whole box looks like leather but probably is leatherette; the part with the eagle is put on separate. It measures 4" x 2 ½"  and there are matches inside. Are these  matches original German matches? We don’t know! But, it is a handsome piece. It probably is from 1914 (95 years old ) and in great shape for its age. A few little scuffs here and there, but generally very nice.  It  is 1 ½" thick, delicate but holding well. Quite rare and it deserves a museum setting.
 
PRICE: $180.00

 

Rare Artillery Group
Rare Artillery Grouping

Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Grouping
Rare Artillery Group
A Rare Grouping of Artillery Nomenclature Items (WWI 11-7)

DESCRIPTION: OK, gentlemen we are ‘out of our league here.’All we know is that it is a set of 11 technical drawings associated with artillery. They are broadsides printed on heavy oilcloth sheets they seem to have been printed in Prague, but German is the language of the descriptions. Other indications are there that would indicate possibly Austrian. Cannon barrels, carriages, nuts and bolts, etc. Targets and scharpnel damage are shown.  Lots of juicy things for the technical mind (not mine) I’m a writer/ researcher but this….I surrender!  They seem quite important and there is an old letter with handwriting enclosed with it wherein I can see a date of 1875. This letter is hard to handle it is so brittle and delicate. It is in German. It is actually in two parts. This may be a treasure to someone but we know nothing about this one “Terrible but true”. We will sell it or donate it to a bona-fied  museum.
 
PRICE: $350.00   (It would bring more, much more in action but here it is!)

 

Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book

Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Hooray for war!
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Gas warfare
Covenants with Death Book
Why do Scots fight for England?
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book
Covenants with Death Book

“Covenants with Death” Edited by T.A. Innes & Ivor Castle
Book in English About the Horrors of War
(WWI 11-8 & BRITSCOT 4-7)

DESCRIPTION: This book was published by the Daily Express Publication’s in London in 1934. It was a sensible compelling pictorial book that warns the public about entering another war (WW II). The first words in it are: “We have made a covenant with death, and with Hell are we in agreement. Isaiah XXV-15." The editors go on to say, “The purpose of this book is to reveal the horror, suffering and essential bestiality of modern war and with that revelation, to warn the nation against the peril of foreign entanglements that must lead Britain to a new Armageddon – all the pictures are taken from authentic photos.” The book contains hundreds of pictures of war and mayhem. Suffering of civilians, murderous battles and innocent victims the deaths in horrible circumstance of the young soldiers on all sides. Pictures galore of dead men strewn all over the so-called Fields of Glory, front line execution, torture inflicted in the most heinous manner. Destruction rampant against sacred places, over the top of the trenches to certain death, the terrible gas warfare and all for what? The book measures 9" x 11" and is in good shape except for some minor mildew on the cover; now no longer harmful. It is a nightmare book and I wish it could be required reading in every school classroom in the Western world. War is Hell. And fratricidal war is “hell personified”!  We at Germania International, LLC deal in military relics and the trappings of war, but I assure you we hate war and wish that there would never be another one. To the swine that promote war for their own greedy ends and political agenda, war is just another form of politics. For the young soldier in the field it is the "Dance with Death." Why not let the kings, presidents, congresses and senators go out there and duke it out with bowie knives! Look at these pictures and repeat after me “No more brother wars.”

PRICE: SOLD Very, very, rare and prodigiously important. 

 

Magazine Cover
Magazine Cover
Magazine Cover – Unity of Austria and Germany 1915 (Item WWI 11-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very colorful cover from the Illustriete Zeitung, a national syndicated journal circulated in Germany and Austria. The rest of the magazine was completely tattered but the cover was in fine shape and certainly worthy of preserving so we had it professionally matted and framed using museum preservation methods. The picture with frame measures 17" x 21".  This is a great looking item that would certainly grace the wall of any serious collector.   

PRICE: $160.00

 

Aviation Book
Aviation Book

Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Allied airmen
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Aviation Book
Back of book
Book: The Aviation Book (Item WWI 11-10 & BRITSCOT 4-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a children's book published in 1918. It is a colorful book and in large format, measuring 10" x 13" in size. The binding edge is rather distressed and obviously used considerably by the Boy Scouts that it was intended for. The pages and pictures are in very good shape. I would have to say it is quite rare, although typical of the primers of those turbulent times when white, Christian brothers fought and killed each other for no good reason.

PRICE: $165.00 Rare!

 

Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque

Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
The Field Marshal
Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
Carved Wooden Plaque
The back
WWI Hand Carved Plaque of German and Austrian Red Cross (Item WWI 11-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very expertly carved and beautiful plaque that comemmorates the Austrian and German Red Cross efforts in WWI. At the same time it honors the great General Field Marshal August von Makensen. For more information about von Mackensen, go to KCLOTH 1-17 in our Kaiser Reich section and you will see a narrative about a super tapestry from the cavalry veterans. The plaque measures 2' x 30" and its center piece with the carving of the Field Marshal measures 1' x 14". Completely carved in oak, this is a very impressive piece of teutonic art. A sailor and a cavalryman (Hussar) are also in carved depiction, as well as the Imperial Eagle at the bottom holding the German national color shield. At the top, the German Landser shakes the hand of the Austrian soldier with the iron cross above and the Red Cross shield between them. The likeness of von Makensen is very realistic; this is really a magnificient piece.

PRICE: Reduced to a bargain at $1,800.00

 

Prussian Pilot Badge
Prussian Pilot Badge

Prussian Pilot Badge
Prussian Pilot Badge
Prussian Pilot Badge
Prussian Pilot Badge
Prussian Pilot Badge
WWI ace Oswald Boelcke
in front - note pilot badge
Prussian Pilot Badge
Manfred von richthoffen
Prussian Pilot Badge
Manfred von Richthoffen - note badge
Prussian Pilot Badge
Ernst Udet, WWI ace - note
pilot badge
Prussian Imperial Pilots Badge by C.E. Junker (with Matching Stickpin) (Item WWI 11-12) 
DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful example of the Prussian silver badge for pilots.This is a genuine C.E. Junker piece. Thus the detail is exemplary. There is no better than this example .C.E. Junker was always considered the finest firm in badge making in its day. The badge is marked on its back with the half moon and the silver content of 800 plus the name of C.E. Junker. It has the tapered straight pin and catch. It is the flat back variety. On the front of the badge is depicted an early single wing airplane flying over the landscape below. To the left side are almost three dimensional palm leaves while on the right side oak leaves all in high relief.  The Prussian crown is depicted at the top. This one is of the heavy weight construction and has the barrel pin holder device, proper weight, correct pin, and size 100% original and ultra fine. This badge was not strictly an award. It was not automatic that a new pilot would be issued his badge upon completion of flight training. During the war a man was expected to have completed some actual combat flying before his coveted pilots badge was presented to him. Many pilots flew active combat missions without having been awarded their pilots badge they are extremely scarce and always very desirable in the collecting field. So here it is (shades of the Red Baron!) You will never find a finer one. BONUS!  This badge when purchased had with it a stickpin that depicts the badge in miniature. This stickpin will be included with the full size badge (what a set!).

PRICE: SOLD

 

WWI Naval Cap Badge
Imperial Naval Officer Brocade Cap Badge (Item WWI 11-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is the real thing (guaranteed). We say this because there are so many fakes of it around. It is exquisitely made with the finest of bouillon weave (tight) and flat -- not anything like the Pakistan junk seen all over various sites on the net. The badge is of the standard size as used on the cap of a Naval officer of the Imperial period in Germany with the Prussian Crown, the Palm leaves that surround the cockade. It is in used but nice shape; all bouillon intact. It is 3 inches wide, 5 inches tall.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform

Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Uniform
Imperial Naval Doctor’s Accoutrements  (Item WW1 11-14; KUNIFORMS 1-3; KRIEG 10-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great grouping of several items that belonged to an Imperial Naval Officer of the Kaiser’s Marine (Navy). His name was Dr. Lange, a recipient of the Iron Cross. We have his personal items as listed --- 

No. 1 - His shoulder boards (banjo type in the actual storage carton, they are in beautiful shape. From the two pips on the boards it is assumed he was a captain (Capitan Zur See). The case is also in great condition and has a purple velvet lining in its top portion .The boards fit very nicely inside.
No. 2 - There is a manual for medical personal in nice shape printed in Berlin in 1914 (first year of the war). This comes from the Reichs Marine office in the capital city.
No. 3 - A gorgeous fore and aft hat with carrying case. This is in beautiful, immaculate condition and besides the wonderful gold and silver boullion trim it has the national colors of black, white and red in ribbon form.
No. 4 - A great picture of Dr. Lang in a group pose with some of his command. He is the one wearing the very same hat and shoulder boards that we offer here. This picture is in its original period frame with original matting. On the back of this frame is a copy of a page of the Imperial Rangliste with Dr. Lange’s name showing. Here you can see that he won the Iron Cross. It is not often that we come across something as historically important as this when it comes to Imperial Naval items. To actually find all of this together from the Imperial officer with great provenance is a rare find indeed.

We are told that in the early 1920’s Dr. Lang moved to the U.S. and settled down in one of theWestern states.

PRICE: $1,950.00 This is indeed a bargain and a great investment for the collector or museum.

 

Naval Pilot Badge
Naval Pilot Badge
Naval Pilot Badge

A Badge for Naval Pilots on Seaplanes (Prussia) (Item WWI 11-15 & KMEDAL 5-1)
Abzeichen Für MarineFlugzeugfuhrer 

DESCRIPTION: This award was founded in May 1915. It is the same as the one shown at the top of the page in Detlev Niemann's price guide book. The detail is fantastic with the oak leaves and palm leaves standing right out in high relief and superb detail. The Prussian crown also is highly detailed. It has the 800 silver designation and a company logo. Just as nice as they come (and they come rarely). This badge has a beautiful antique silver look that looks almost gold in appearance. Perfect condition and extremely rare!

PRICE: $1,450.00

 

Mini Prussian Pilot Badge
Mini Prussian Pilot Badge

Prussian WWI Flyers Badge (Prinzen) Silver Miniature (Item WWI 11-16 & KMEDAL 5-2)
DESCRIPTION: Extremely rare and seldom seen, this is a miniature of the Prussian Pilot's Badge of WWI. The “Prinzen” is a badge that is usually made by the finest German jewelers in exquisite detail and produced by custom demand. The detail of these Prinzen editions is actually finer than that seen in the full size badges as they were made from time to time to be worn on the off duty high dress non-uniform formal attire but also pilots gave them to their wives and sweethearts and fitted to wear on a chain around the neck -- in other words, as jewelry, (fine jewelry at that!). The badge measures about 2" tall x 1 ¼ " wide.  A wonderful historically important remembrance piece that commemorates the era of the chivalrous “German Sky Knights” in combat.  

PRICE: $700.00

 

Gunner badge
Gunner badge

Air Gunners Badge (Abzeichen fur Fliegerschutzen)  (Item WWI 11-17 & LUFT 18-13 & KMEDAL 5-3)

DESCRIPTION: This badge was founded in January 1918 but the awards continued under the Weimar Republic Reichswehr through 1921. This is a later edition -- possibly a Third Reich strike when an airman qualified for the award and lost it through the fortunes of war. He could have one newly made in that later time. This is possibly one of these 1920 or 1930’s replacements; the quality is great with every oak leaf and palm leaf standing out in beautiful detail.  The eagle and crown are also beautifully outlined. Detlev Niemann says the original issue were in non-silver often but silvered. We have seen what was identified as original in a German museum in bronze color similar to what we offer here. This badge is in extremely high quality which indicates to us that it is 100% original. The back is perfectly flat and there is no maker mark. The pin has a barrel clasp and is straight, so we present this piece as a later edition but surely a fine collectible relic of the “great war, to end all wars. “Yeah sure!!!

PRICE: $485.00

 

Mini Imperial Observer's Badge
Mini Imperial Observer's Badge

A Prinzen Miniature Prussian Flight Observer's Badge (Prinzen Grosse) (Item WWI 11-18 & KMEDAL 5-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is far more rare than the full size medal and when rarely found they are in the finest detail imaginable.  They were generally struck in silver by some of Germany’s most prestigious jewelers such as Sy and Wagner of Berlin and Godet. This is one of the finest examples that we have ever seen. Usually these miniatures were worn by air crew members that were often royalty or at least of the Prussian Junker nobility. This example is fitted with two prongs that protrude out of the back -- this could be for mounting on a cigarette case or jewelry box or it could be fitted to be worn on the leather jacket of the airman. In any case it is of elegant and prodigiously beautiful detail. Fit for a Baron! 

PRICE: $750.00                                 

 

Imperial Pilot Badge
Imperial Pilot Badge
Imperial Pilot Badge

WWI Bavarian Pilot Badge by Carl Poellath (Special Strike)  (Item WWI 11-19 & KMEDAL 5-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is an excellent example of the Bavarian Pilot Badge from the enduring saga of WWI Air War. The detail is ultra magnificent with the oak leaves and palm leaves in so high a detail that they look like they have been applied piece by piece. The airplane is also spectacular in detail as is the magnificent crown; Carl Poellath was a maker of the highest renown. The piece has the barrell step fastening device with straight pin.  The backside under the company name is the word silber (silver). This is a rarely found maker and he was the best!  This is what we term a “special strike.”  An example of the highest excellence of the medalist art. This, unlike most of the fine Poellath, has the flat back without the sun ray design that emits from the name in the center. Absolutely stunning in feature, form and design.

PRICE: $1,500.00

 

Imperial Pilot Badge
Imperial Pilot Badge
Imperial Pilot Badge
Imperial Pilot Badge

WWI Bavarian Pilot Badge by Carl Poellath (Item WWI 11-20 & KMEDAL 5-6)

DESCRIPTION: This again is a spectacular badge by one of the finest makers of the Imperial Period. It is of the Carl Poellath Schrobenhausen series marked silber (silver). This badge has no moon crown and 800 and this is correct on Bavarian badges. But here is an example of the sunburst back design that is superior to most of the ones that have been offered on other sites. Germania scores again!!!  The measurements are: length 71mm; width 45mm. These badges are symbols of the chivalrous knights of the sky. There is a romantic connotation to them not unlike holding a sword of the Teutonic Knights of old. Yes, I am   “waxing poetic,” but then I guess I often love these things even more than my wonderful customers do. I maintain that when something 100% original and as important as this rests in the palm of the hand, visions of the heroic struggle in the skies seems to materialize somewhat even for a few nostalgic minutes. The badge is in perfect all over condition. This badge in this special quality has to be specially ordered and must have cost more than the average ones in its day! In many decades we have not seen a Bavarian  Aviation Badge that is this fine ever surface except for the one listed above this one on this page (the one that was specially struck by Carl Poellath on custom demand). Be sure to see that one as well.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

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