WORLD WARS I & II
FRENCH SWEETHEART BRACELET - Bracelet made of cheap metal having 4 coat of
arms links(similar to the bust in the Verdun medal listed on this page) with 5 city or
battle links: Thionville, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Altkirch and Mets. very good condition
but shows some wear.
MEDAL FROM THE TOWN OF VERDUN TO THE SOLDIERS - Leather
case, medal and dedication sheet. The Town of Verdun had these struck for
the soldiers that triumphed over the invading German Army. These were
designed within a year after the battle. this particular medal is without a
suspension hole or ring. I've not seen these before with the sheet explaining
VICTORY DAY RIBBON FOR WORLD WAR I - Beautiful tapestry (similar to the
Stevensgraph) style Victory in European War ribbon in excellent condition!! I really
don't think there is a flaw on the thing!
RARE WORLD WAR 1 PILOT'S WINGS - SAN FRANCISCO
MAKER - WWI Pilot's Wings are rare enough to find to begin with
let alone one made by SHREVE & CO. (San Francisco). This is
sterling silver with the US in the shield made of solid gold. These
designs were not standard between manufacturers and Shreve has a
distinctive pattern unique to that maker. The hallmark on the
reverse is somewhat 'smudged', no doubt by the replacement of the
pinbar (close to what the original looked like but not quite) but with
a glass one can see the remainder of the correct markings. The 3
vent holes on the reverse are another Shreve trait. Only other Shreve
marked wings I've seen for sale went on Ebay in Sept., 2015 for
WWI DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS BANNER -
Approx. 11" x 17" polished cotton banner which no doubt
would have been used at the veteran's reunions. Have several
of these and all of them are as nice as this is. Very nice
WWII JAPANESE CHINA INCIDENT MEDAL IN BOX WITH
PHOTO OF A JAPANESE SAILOR WEARING ONE - Photo
approx. 3" x 4 3/8" - no markings on reverse as to ID. Medal is in
box (approx. 2 3/8" x 4 3/8" x 3/4"). Medal still retains much gilt
and ribbon is very strong on color.
$ 24. ea.
WWI AEF HOLIDAY CARD FROM SOLDIER IN FRANCE - Approx. 3
3/4" X 4 3/4" Holiday card for the Christmas, 1918 and New Years, 1919
season. Pre-printed as being from the American Expeditionary Force in
France and signed by E. Brendlinger (no info on him at this time).
CANADIAN 82ND BATTALION C.E.F. 1915
CALGARY - Large photo - mount size 10" x 12"
showing Co. C. The 82nd was merged into the 9th
Reserve Battalion which left for Great Britain in 1915
and was used to reinforce the troops in the field. Stain
on the lower right of the mount and a few light stains
along the bottom of the photo. Somewhat of an
uneven cut along the bottom of the mount.
CANADIAN SOLDIERS - 8 HAVE CANES - Large
photo, mount size 9 3/4" x 13 3/4", a very light
photographers stamp on back from Victoria, British
Columbia. Expected wear along edge of mount.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL RED CROSS HOSPITAL
1914 - Large photo, mount size 9 3/4" x 12" showing
nurses and 6 soldiers with the Red Cross sign clearly
visible. Family notation on reverse with a 1914 date.
Mount has wear along edges and a tear (not affecting
the photo) on the lower right corner.
- ONE FROM THE ENGINE - German aircraft tags from a
downed German aircraft in France. The serial designation of
'CL' tells that it was a 2 seated armed biplane fighter used for
mainly escort support and ground attack. The second tag was
from the engine showing that it was a Daimler built Mercedes
motor. Through research, I found that these particular engines
were mainly below 200 HP and were the normal engines used in
these type of fighter plane. Additional photos show a restored
engine with tag and mounting location. Condition is good on
both tags but have a dark patina.
WWI - 129TH MGB ID BRACELET / NO CHAIN - Approx. 1 1/8"
high X 1 15/16" long. Sterling silver ID bracelet tag without the chain
for Lieutenant R.W. Atkeson - Co. A, 129th Machine Gun Battalion.
Some tarnishing - VGC
WWI - 30TH DIVISION PAINTED HELMET WITH ID - Helmet
has painted 30th Division insignia on front, retains headband liner
and chin strap. Also has a painted ID on the underside of the rim
which I can't quite make out but might be easier for others. The
30th Division was part of the AEF taking part in the battles of La
Selle, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. Twelve Medal of Honors were
awarded to their membership.
WORLD WAR ONE PERIOD MESS KNIFE - CAMILLUS - This is
considered a 1917 edition mess knife by Camillus in New York.
They were first distributed during Christmas of 1917 to the troops in
Europe. Well made (as Camillus is known for). Blade is in very nice
condition, spoon is in a used condition, wood is VG. Spring pressure
for both knife and spoon is VG.
WORLD WAR ONE TANK CORPS CARVED CANE -
One of the more interesting canes I've had, approx. 34
3/4" in length and carved from a hard wood. The grip is
carved into what I would call a dragon head, the eyes
being carved separately and inserted into holes. Carved
into the cane is "TANK CORPS / U.S. ARMY / FRANCE
/ 1918" and opposite that is the owners initials "W.S.B.".
Also has 5 bands of carved diamonds and circles. Looks
like the bottom was carved down to add a tip no doubt to
protect the wood from wearing down but the added tip is
no longer there. Great WWI soldier's folk art carving and
from the newly formed Tank Corps yet.
WORLD WAR ONE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENU - 1917 - In
the shape of the regimental & company guidon of Troop F,
17th Cavalry organized at Fort Bliss, Texas and based (in
1917) at Miami, Arizona. Menu is for the second Christmas
dinner and includes not only the menu but also the Troop
roster. Approx. 5 1/4" x 7". Very good condition.
HMS HOOD SOUVENIR ASHTRAY FROM GANGWAY
- There isn't a more epic and devastating naval battle
during World War 2 than the one against the British
Fleet including the H.M.S. Hood and the German
battleship Bismark. The Bismark placed a perfect shell
that completely destroyed the H.M.S. Hood with heavy
loss of life. This does not include the original box that it
was packaged in but that box label states that on the final
voyage, the gangway was left behind and these
commemorative ashtrays were made from the brass treads
of that gangway. Just this past September one was sold
on Ebay for over $300 with the box. This one, without
the box and in need of cleaning (if desired) is much less.
Made by Greatrex, Ltd. in England.
1938 NAZI GERMANY - AUSTRIA DISTRICT COUNCIL BADGE -
NSDAP "One People, One Reich, One Leader - 1938" labeled on a
ribbon draped across the map of Germany and Austria. Made of zinc
and manufacturer's marking on the reverse of F. Mannheim. Pin is
intact, reverse in good condition while front contains the typical zinc
oxidation. Much of black finish around map relief is worn out. Not
pristine but an honest piece.