[ Home Page ] [ Third Reich ] [ Old Reich ] [ Kaiser Reich ] [ Imperial Russia ] [ Axis Powers ] [ Italian Fascist ] [ WW I ] [ Landsknecht ] [ Kaiser Wilhelm ] [ Frederick the Great ]

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

World War I

Page 6


WWI
A billet outside Paris


 

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

 German 1870 or WW I Boot Knife (Item WWI 6-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Bowie-type knife with “Guta Percha” grip and locking blade. The leather-covered wooden scabbard is typical of the 1860’s. American buffalo hunters used this type of dagger-knife, but this one was passed down through a German family and we were told that three generations of the family had used it. A great-grandfather used it in the Franco-Prussian war and a grandfather used it in WW I. The father used it in WW II. It has never had any attachment for a belt hanger so it can be assumed that it is a boot knife used in close-combat situations. The blade has been polished on many occasions and sharpened. The blade is drawn after a button above the guard is depressed. The handle is checkered nicely and in perfect shape. The scabbard may have had a leather strap at one time attached, but is gone leaving a bald spot where the leather shows through brass fittings. Length in scabbard is 11 inches. Very nice overall and Oh! If it could talk!

PRICE: SOLD

 

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

Old Reich

 Souvenir Purse (Item WWI 6-2; OLD 3-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is unique! A velvet purse that probably was a sweetheart gift that some German Lanser had made in Belgium and brought home while on leave to his wife or girlfriend. It says: "Kriegs Andenven (war souvenir) 1914-1915 Belgien" It has the hand-embroidered German Reich eagle in the center and the flags of the central powers surrounding it. The metal shows some surface rusting through the plating, but the fabric of the purse is in fine condition. This is a very neat little memento of a very tragic war.

PRICE: $ 175.00; Sale! Reduced to $105.00

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Book Unser Feinde wie sie Sich Selber Lobin (Item WWI 6-3)

DESCRIPTION: The is a flagrant, but deserved attack, in cartoon form against the allies in WW I of characterizations against the French, English, Russians, Japanese, Belgians, Serbians, etc. The characterizations, which number 103, were published in Munich in the war year of 1915 by the Delphin Verung. The book measures 5 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches and has 222 pages of rollicking cartoon subjects. It's in good condition for a book this old with a little damage to the spine, but not bad at all!

PRICE: $ 65.00

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Magnificent Grosse Degen (Large Imperial Sword) (Item WWI 6-4; KWEPS 3-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the very-large-grip presentation sword and it is a great one! It's a model 1889 with the stationary grip guard, but at that point it differs from the ordinary '89 in that it is definitely the deluxe presentation grade with floral-pattern decoration in brass and raised mode all over the guard and pommel. Even the grip-end roundel is magnificently decorated with elaborate floral chasing. The blade, ¼ gilted, is also with fine, raised-floral design on both sides. The sword was presented form one Imperial Army officer to another and this presentation read in bold, raised letters: "Jordan s./l. Stifft," "s./l." standing for Seinen Leben (to my dear). The rest of the blade is brilliant and bright and triple grooved. On top of the edge (opposite the cutting edge) the sword's provider is shown, also in fine, raised letters: "M. Neumann Hoflieferant Berlin." "Hoflieferant" means that this supplier was a provider to the Royal Prussian Palace and was granted the honor of using this title on his grand offerings. The grip is of ray skin and is in fine condition as is the entire sword. Tom Johnson, the dealer from whom this fine piece was purchased, originally had the scabbard repainted and a superlative job was accomplished, indeed. The overall length in the scabbard is 41 inches. This was a very costly gift even in its day (probably the 1890's) and now it is being offered for a very fair and equitable price.

PRICE: 4,750.00; best grab this one, today. They are as scarce as the proverbial hen's teeth.

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

 WWI Uhlan Officer (framed photo portrait) (Item WWI 6-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an original photo of a handsome German cavalry officer of the WWI period. It is in the original frame and measures by almost 10 x 14 inches. We recently found two of these pictures of the same man in Germany near Wewellsberg. This one depicts him with his saber and portepée. The double-buttoned tunic is also the same as was used by flyers so we are less than sure, but think it might be Uhlan Corps. In any case, a mighty fine historical picture. They are signed by the photographer, as well.

PRICE: 128.00

 

WW I

WW I

 WWI Uhlan Officer (framed photo portrait) (Item WWI 6-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an original photo of a handsome German cavalry officer of the WWI period. It is in the original frame and measures by almost 10 x 14 inches. We recently found two of these pictures of the same man in Germany near Wewellsberg. This one depicts him with his Feldmutze (field cap The double-buttoned tunic is also the same as was used by flyers so we are less than sure, but think it might be Uhlan Corps. In any case, a mighty fine historical picture. They are signed by the photographer, as well.

PRICE: 128.00

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

 World War One Studded Iron Cross Plaque (Item WWI 6-7)

DESCRIPTION: This, we are told, is one of many pieces that were hand crafted by patriotic artisans, who sold them to businesses, factories, clubs, and restaurants to raise money for severely wounded soldiers who served at the front. The proprietors of these businesses would proudly hang these patriotic motif items in shop windows, workplaces, clubs, etc., to show solidarity with Kaiser and Fatherland. They came in various motifs: Prussian Crown, Germania’s sword, and often, as this one is, with the sacred and esteemed Iron Cross. The basic structure is said to be large beer-barrel tops that are hand painted and then decorated with brass tacks. Scarce today, we have only seen them in German museums and even there they are not encountered often. This item is extremely important historically. This is a huge plaque measuring 28 inches in diameter.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Shrapnel Letter Opener (Item WWI 6-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a letter opener crafted from a piece of the lethal shrapnel that cost so many lives in The War to End All Wars, WWI. The veteran who crafted it used a piece of this deadly stuff as a grip with a piece of steel as a blade with the Iron Cross as a cross guard. A very poignant reminder of this vicious fratricidal war that wasted so many young lives for virtually nothing (and the beat goes on!). It is 8 inches long.

PRICE: SOLD

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Iron Cross Paperweight (Item WWI 6-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really nice iron paperweight struck in the shape of the WWI Iron Cross. It measures 4 ¼ inches square. It is a heavy cross in Deutschen Eisen, “German iron.” It has the dates of 1813, the war against Napoleon; 1870, the Franco-Prussian War; and 1914, the start of WWI. The “W” is for Kaiser Wilhelm II and the “FW” for Kaiser Frederich Wilhelm, his father. On the back are several writings to include “Ges. Gesch” (patented) and “K&Th.,” the makers. Also the words “DESIGN REG?” A very nice WWI memento.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

 Der Letzte Handgranate, “The Last Hand Grenade” (Item WWI 6-11; WEHR 15-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here by one of Germany’s favorite artists, Elk Eber of Munich, is the immortal painting that was shown in so many books and magazines of the Reich. This is an official print of that very famous rendering that was featured prominently at the Great German Art Exhibition at the House of German Art in 1937. It, of course, depicts a German soldier in heroic action in the trench warfare of WWI. He gets ready to hurl his last grenade in hopes that it might take out the last vestige of the enemy entrenchment. Note the realism of the hands and the fine perception of the soldier’s determined face. Newly and professionally framed it measures 14 ½ x 17 ½ inches. The actual print is 9 x 12 inches. This belongs in a good collection of German military items. Very fine!

PRICE: $165.00

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Set of Patriotic Rings (Item WWI 6-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here we present a set of German WWI rings that were purchased from the grandson of the couple who originally owned them. At the start of the Great War, 1914-1915, there was concerted effort to raise funds for the war effort and there was a national program that called upon the German people to contribute gold and silver, and copper and bronze to the war department. It was considered patriotic and many of the households donated rings, bracelets, copper frying pans, etc., to the Kaiser in the name of Heilige Germania, “Holy Germany,” the government, in turn, would give the generous contributors items in iron and pewter as replacement articles crafted with patriotic sayings denoting the fact that here was a person worthy of being called a loyal, concerned citizen of the Reich. Here we show a set of rings given to this couple when they donated their wedding rings within this program. You can see by the size that one is a man’s, while the other is for a woman. These rings of replacement always would bear the Iron Cross on the top, while the shank would have the meaningful words that sum up the patriotic act: “Gab ich in Schwerer Zeit Ihm Gold für Dieses Eisen,” “I gave gold for iron in this difficult time.” On the other side it proclaims: “Dem alten Vaterland, die Treue zu Beweisen,” “For this old Fatherland, the true test.” The size of the man’s ring is about 10 ½, while the woman’s is about 6 ¾. They are probably in pewter, which is an iron byproduct. The velvet case shown is not original to them, but will be sent along to the buyer. These rings are rare today, but as a set, almost impossible to find. They are a charming and historically important addition to any good WWI collection.

PRICE: SOLD

 

WW I

 Memory Photo (Item WWI 6-13)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great Erinnerung photo of a German soldier in the Kaiser’s army. It was produced in the studio of Lothe in Naumburg. The picture is surrounded with a framing that has depictions of banners, cannon, shells, rifles, swords, and inspiring words all about. At the top is proclaims: “In memory of my service time,” and at the bottom, “God with us.” On the left side it says: “Obedience, loyalty, bravery,” on the right, “the German fighter’s honor dress.” This is typical, but exceptional at the same time. This is a fine souvenir of more glorious days.

PRICE: $75.00

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Trench Art from WWI, “Gott mit Uns,” “God with us!.” (Item WWI 6-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fine example of the meaningful trench art of the First World War. This is one of the famous bullet crucifixes of WWI. These items were made up and often carried by soldiers of the German and often the French armies, who sometimes managed to make them from captured enemy equipment. The religious expressions that were carried forth found physical expression in these bullet crucifixes typically made from several cartridges, a German belt-buckle center, and a figure of Christ, which was an issue, usually from company chaplains. These miniatures were often associated by the poor soldiers with miraculous survival and some achieved mythic status among them. This one is particularly fine with stand. It has the Lorraine Cross depicted on the stand. It measures 6 ½ inches tall. It is in very nice condition.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

WW I

 Trench Art from WWI, “Gott mit Uns,” “God with us!.” (Item WWI 6-16)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fine example of the meaningful trench art of the First World War. This is one of the famous bullet crucifixes of WWI. These items were made up and often carried by soldiers of the German and often the French armies, who managed to make them from captured German equipment. The religious expressions that were carried forth found physical expression in these bullet crucifixes typically made from several cartridges, a German belt-buckle center, and a figure of Christ, which was an issue, usually from company chaplains. These miniatures were often associated by the poor soldiers with miraculous survival and some achieved mythic status among them. This one has no stand and that often indicates that a soldier would simply carry it in his field pack and then push it into the mud or dirt by his trench or foxhole. This one is rather crudely done, but is still a good example of this the trench crucifix. The buckle front proclaims “Gott mit Uns,” “God with us!.”

PRICE:  SOLD

 

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Book Der Rote Kampfflieger, The Red War Flyer (Item WWI 6-17; LUFT 10-6; GOR 10-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a book chronicling the life, adventures, and death of the great air hero, Manfred von Richthofen, known to the English-speaking world as the “Red Baron” and to the Germans as the “Red War Flyer.” The book comprises 262 pages with great pictures and a foreword by Hermann Göring, who, in 1933, when this book was published, was Reichsminister of the German Third Reich. There are about 70 pictures ranging from pictures of Manfred and fellow pilots, to air battles, wrecks, enemy aircraft, victories, etc. There is a moving picture of his funeral with Australian soldiers firing a salute in honor of a fallen adversary, who was greatly respected. The book is in very nice condition and certainly a valued addition to any good archival collection.

PRICE: Sold

 

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Great Oil Painting of the Airplane of the Red Baron (Item WWI 6-18; PICS 2-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great artistic rendering of Manfred von Richthoffen, the Red Baron, 1892-1918. This hero of the skies was noted for his high number of aerial victories (80 kills). He first joined the Uhlans (cavalry), later, the fledgling German Air Force and eventually became the commander of the 11th Pursuit Squadron more commonly known as Richthoffen’s Flying Circus because of its highly decorated scarlet aircraft. Here is the Rittmeister in action in the skies brilliantly depicted in oil by famous combat artist Ray Waddy. The colors are vibrant and the action seems live because of the extraordinary detail produced by Waddy. This is one you would be proud to hang in your den or collection room. It measures 30 x 24 inches (a nice size). There is no better an artist in this media than Mr. Raymond Waddy.

PRICE: $550.00

 

 

Page One

Page Two

Page Three

Page Four

Page Five

Page Six

Page Seven

Page Eight

Page Nine

Page Ten

Page Eleven

Page Twelve

Page Thirteen

 

 

Contact Us

Please refer to item designator in parentheses in all correspondence.

Please E-mail for any additional information you may need.

If you prefer, contact 'Germania' at PO Box 68, Lakemont, GA 30552
or call at 706.782.1668.


Please! do not call during the wee hours of the morning. The best time for calling us is between 10 am and 12 noon and between 9 and 11 pm eastern time.