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G-1676  AMAZING WWI German Dog collar and message tube I was lucky enough to recently locate. The collar was part of a lending collection from a northeast museum and still resides in the same box that it has occupied since 1967. It has been in 2 institutions. The first was in 1919 and it was then given or transferred to this organization in 1949. We can tell this from the museum artifact numbering system. Tube is painted a very light gray and still remains on its original collar. The mounting bands are solid copper. Reverse shot showing the square shape of the metal brackets. They must be loose so the two sections of tubing can be pulled apart. There are quite a number of styles of these tubes but the wide flat bands are typically German. The last photo shows one in the collection of the IWM. The messenger dog was a common sight in some areas of the Western Front. They proved loyal and willing to serve their masters in what they perceived just a game, unaware of the it's deadly nature. Only one I know of outside of the Imperial War and Australian War Museums!!! $3495
G-1686  Very nice Model 1914 German Rifle Grenade. Rod can be unscrewed as well as storage cap. $195

G-1685   WWI German Bayonet knot in very good condition. Inscribed "Cambrai 1918" by the Soldier who captured it. $95  ON HOLD
       
  G-1684   WWI German Belt Buckle and Tab. Very good condition. $70
       
G-1683    Scarce Model 1918 German Camo Helmet with full liner and partial chinstrap. It seems when the Model 1918 shows up on the collector market, they are almost always modified for Frei Korps or Third Reich use. This one wears its original camo paint and has had one liner tongue replaced with an original, from another helmet. Original owner has penciled name. Nice helmet. $695

 

G-1682   Rare WWI German Gas Shell chemical bottle which goes inside the shell before it is fired. $125  $SOLD$
G-1681   Model 1893 German Pack. Very good condition overall, missing just one hook on the bottom of the pack body. No markings visible. $170
G-1680  Fantastic private purchase Trench Knife. Very high quality blade and handle. Great scabbard. $275ON HOLD
       
G-1679   WWI German enameled cup. $70
G-1678   Very Rare Wurttemberg Officers Helmet with detachable spike. Great original chin scales and cockades. A few dents to the leather from storage as shown. Appears to be missing the silk cloth interior crown lining. Condition is wonderful. Rare helmet. $1395  $SOLD$
  G-1677   Model 1916 German Helmet with full liner. Very nice untouched condition. $550
       
G-1674  Scarce Prussian Jaeger Shako in excellent condition overall, just lacks the liner. Well marked, original plate. $495$SOLD$
       
G-1673     Amazingly RARE!!!! WWI German Rifle Periscope Assembly. This enabled Soldiers to shoot at the enemy without exposing themselves. Scope was excavated on the Western Front and cleaned down and coated. Wood stock is correct in club design and simplified trigger and guard. Will need to be shaped and attached. The complete set pictured, courtesy of James Julia Auctions was one of just a few known to exist and one of the only ones EVER SOLD. This Trench Periscope Rifle went for $16,000!!! with rifle and scope. Rifle and Scope were worth about $1000, so the Periscope set went for the equivalent of $15,000.!!  Most likely one of the only ones you will ever see. Relic condition to be displayed as is, or restore. $895

 

    G-1672    WWI German Gas Mask Can. One break to chin strap as shown which can be prepared. $195
       
G-1459  WWI German Gas Mask and Can. Named on the lid with original shoulder strap. Mask and filter are in very good condition including sand filter. $435 ON HOLD
       
       
  G-1671  WWI German Gas Mask and Can. choice  condition overall. Very clean and well marked with spare lens. $515
       
G-1669  WWI German Gas Mask and Can. Named to the original Soldier who carried it on the lid of the can, shoulder strap and mask strap. Includes original spare lens set. One area of shoulder strap has some splits as shown. $520$SOLD$

  G-1668  WWI German Gas Mask Set in CHOICE condition, almost unused. All complete and in excellent condition. Includes instruction sheet at the bottom of the can. An interesting note from the Doughboy who brought it home inscribed on the reverse states that it is also good for use in smoke filled rooms (bars). $535  $SOLD$
       
  G-1664  Interesting WWI period Trench club with hobnail spikes. This is certainly a non regulation, one off club. Approx. 28 inches long and made from a modified tool handle, most likely broken during trench construction. I think it is from one of the log positioning tools. Hobnails may be French. Not something we would ordinarily get but a good friend picked it up at a local auction for $20!!. The only other military item was a 27TH Division painted helmet shell. Non regulation but a great trench warfare item. $450
       
G-1662   WWI battle damaged German Steel Helmet. Camo is a very unusual with 5 oval tan ovals over the standard paint with some black strokes. Interesting pattern most definitely done in the field. $450$SOLD$
       
G-1659  WWI German Waist Belt and Buckle. $175
       
    G-1658Fantastic WWI Captured German Belt and Buckle covered with various state's German NCO collar badges and buttons. $185
       
G-1655  WWI German POW carved pipe for a member of the 12TH Infantry Regiment, Prisoner Landau 1914-1915. $140 
       
       
G-1654   Choice WWI German Camo Helmet with bright non regulation camo. This helmet was used as a lamp shade at some time in the past. The interior was shellacked for reflective qualities and some every tiny holes were drilled to install a wire support to hold the helmet to the lamp neck. $515
       
G-1649  Fantastic WWI captured German Canteen with "Fritz's Canteen", inscribed.  Fritz , of course, was the derogatory nickname given to German Soldiers during WWI, just like "Jerry" was in WWII. Nice bottle and cover, just needs a leather harness and stopper from a donor canteen. $225
       
G-1648   WWI German Red Cross armband. $125
       
G-1647   WWI German Soldier Trench arted Boot Brush with carved information with Iron Cross and dates of 1914-16 commemorating his service. Appears to have used lead or tin pewter to fill in the carving, but much has come out. Great item of Soldier kit. $145
       
G-1645  Pair of 3.5 x 5.25 inch German Medics. $40
       
G-1644  Pair of 3.5 x 5.25 inch Austrian Medics. $40
       
G-1643   Pair of 3.5 x 5.25 inch German Medics. $40
       
G-1642     Rare WWI German Ambulance photo showing wire blocking bar to prevent decapitation from downed communication wire or barbed wire strung by saboteurs. $75

  G-1641   WWI German Medic in full marching gear. $50
       
G-1640  Rare shot of WWI German Medic with bicycle and Red Cross Dog. $80
       
G-1639  WWI German Medics serving in Russia. $50
       
  G-1638  WWI German Medic. $40
       
  G-1637  WWI German Medic. $40
       
       
  G-1635   WWI German Medics photo. $40
       
G-1634   WWI German Medics in trench complex. $35
       
  G-1633   WWI German Medics photo. $30
       
       
G-1631    Very nice Tortoise Shell Pattern German Helmet. Combat wear to top otherwise very nice. Tiny shrapnel hole, but that's all it takes. $595
       
G-1628   Pour Le Merite Recipient GEN. HANS KLEIN, a 20 Kill German Ace!!!   An extraordinarily well-accomplished and attractive war-date oil on canvas painting of German General HANS KLEIN (1891-18 November 1944). This important artwork, 27 1/4" x 31 1/4", depicts the ace in a left chest, up profile in uniform. He bears a determined expression, earned over time commencing with his days dueling at school and evidenced by the scars shown on his cheek. Klein's Pour le Merite is prominently shown at his neckline, with other awards also visible, including his Iron Cross. In the background lies a small town, one side of which is in flames. This the artist added to demonstrate the (righteous) destruction wrought by Klein and the war in general. The painting is signed by its artist, OTTO LANG-WOLLIN (1881-1958) at bottom, with the addition of the date: "Aug. 1917" This fine work is in superb condition, and is set into a period bronzed wood frame. With a signed letter of provenance from Klein's son, Hans Juergen Klein, stating that the painting had remained in his family until its sale in 2015.Major General Hans Klein had an illustrious military career, and it appears that he died for his country as well. Born in Prussia, Klein briefly served as an infantryman before transferring to the aviation service in March, 1916. He was credited with his first confirmed aerial victory on April 4, 1917; by the time Bloody April ended, his tally was up to eight, including an observation balloon and a pioneering night-time victory. On Sep. 27, 1917, Klein assumed command of Jagdstaffel 10. By Oct. 2, he had already been awarded both classes of the Iron Cross and the Knight's Cross of the House Order of Hohenzollern. and on Dec. 2, 1917 he was awarded the Pour Le Merite. Wounded twice in aerial combat, Klein lost a digit of his hand to his enemies. In 1935 Klein joined the Luftwaffe as a major, commanding JG 133 and JG 53 in late 1939. He later served as deputy commander of all fighter schools and attained the rank of major general before his retirement in April 1943.The "official line" concerning Klein's death attributed it to a car accident. However, various statements by family members, including his widow and researchers, indicate otherwise. Apparently, following the accident Klein's family was not allowed a private viewing of the general's body. His brother-in-law was able to get access to the corpse and discovered a bullet hole in the back of Klein's head. Klein, like many Pour Le Merite recipients, may have been opposed to Hitler's leadership late in the war and he joined the July Plot and was discovered, or he may have possessed knowledge of someone else's involvement in the plot and was killed to ensure his silence. Certainly an individual worthy of additional research.  $3995ON HOLD

 

 

 
G-1626   Fantastic WWI Feld Mutze for Bavarian Ersatz Regiment #29. $435


G-1622  Wurttemberg Medal Bar with Wurttemberg Service Medal, Iron Cross and Hindenburg Cross. $165
       
G-1621 Scarce service set for a Soldier from the Lippe-Detmold Principality including their Service Cross, Iron Cross and Hindenburg Cross. $240
       
G-1620  Very scarce set for a Soldier from the Anholt Principality with their service cross combined with the Iron Cross and Hindenburg Cross. $240
       
G-1619  Very nice WWI Bavarian Officers Medal Bar with Bavarian Honor Cross Second Class , Bavarian Jubilee and Bavarian Long Service. Scarce set. $275

       
G-1613  WWI Prussian Medal Bar with Iron Cross, Hindenburg Cross, Long service and Veteran Medal. $175

G-1611  Very nice Prussian Medal Bar with Iron Cross, Hindenburg Cross and Austrian. $140
       
       
G-1609  Prussian Medal Bar with Iron Cross, Long Service Medal and Hindenburg Cross. $120
       
G-1608  WWI Bavarian Ribbon Bar. Excellent condition. $60
       
       
G-1606  WWI German Helmet with very odd, field made liner assembly. Ordinarily I would think this to be doughboy done, but this was done a LONG time ago and is European leather. $395


       
G-1598  WWI German Trench Art Walking Stick with "Argonnen 1918" carved into it. Excellent. $195
       
    G-1596  WWI German Corduroy canteen cover, bottle and leather strap. 2 damaged straps. $125
       
       
G-1594  Exceptionally RARE!! WWI Prussian Cavalry Lance Pennant. Manufacturers 1917 stamp and depot acceptance marks. Reissued in 1925. Rare item. Approx. 28 inches  in length. $795
       
       
 
  G-1593    Scarce WWI Bavaria Field Gray Blouse. In the 1970s and 80s re-enactors would use real Field Gray Uniforms for Re-enacting. The favorites were ones that had post War alterations as they had little value at the time. This garment had upper pockets added in the 1920s which were then removed and sewn shut. It has also been shortened by an inch or so because of wear or height of the Soldier. the rolled cuffs were removed in the 1920s so the re-enactor had the sleeves lengthened under the cuffs and used the original material to recreate the rolled cuffs. An original Bavarian combat tunic with lots of restoration. Has original hidden horn buttons and field gray collar instead of the Prussian bottle green. Still for  a combat display that will include  pack straps, gas mask strap and other equipment you don't need to spend $3500 when you are going to be covering up a lot of the uniform. this is a great alternative to that with a great price!! Needs to be dry cleaned to get the mud off from rolling around with the other living history soldiers!! $995
       
       
G-1591   Interesting early battlefield pick up German Butcher Blade Bayonet. Not French chalk soil still in crevices of guard and scabbard. Shows lots of use and wear. $140
       
  G-1588  Very rare WWI Bond Poster featuring a German Soldier in full marching gear. WWI German posters are rare to find. Some folds as shown. Will be sent rolled. $265
       
       
  G-1584   WWI German Spare Lens for Gas Mask in original wrapper.  $15ON HOLD
       
  G-1583  WWI German Spare Lens for Gas Mask in original wrapper.  $15ON HOLD
       
  G-1582  WWI German Spare Lens for Gas Mask in original wrapper.  $15ON HOLD
       
  G-1580  WWI Porcelain Stick Grenade donuts as frequently missing from stick grenades. $20 each
       
       
G-1578   WWI Red Piped German Steel Blue Trousers. These have been through a 1920s costume house and the rear belt has been removed and replaced with a smaller one, the cuffs have been modified and buttons have been replaced or missing. $450ON HOLD
       
       
  G-1574  Model 1918 German Enlisted Feldmutze with Feldgrau band. Shows multiple issues including a last 1920 issue for a member of the 5TH Regiment, part of the 100,000 man standing Army allowed by treaty. Some repaired areas. Rare cap. $475
       
G-1569   Very nice WWI German Soldier's Funeral Card. He was killed in October 1916. $35
       
       
G-1566   Very scarce pouch for the Telegraphers headset. $80

 

  G-1565  WWI German insignia lot, 2 NCOs collar insignia, 5 buttons and 2 belt ramps. $55
       
G-1562   Excavated German WWI Dog Tag, most likely from a KIA, lost on the battlefield. $35
       
       
       
  G-1550  WWI German shoulder strap for the 172ND Infantry Regiment. $75
       
       
G-1519  German/ Austrian Trench Knife. Good condition overall. $100
  G-1515  Set of 2 WWI German ammo pouches, 1 dated 1915 and 1 dated 1916. Not a perfect match but will look very good on a belt. $200$SOLD$
       
G-1506  3.5 x 5.25 photo of German Soldiers in front of their decorated dugout entrance. $35
       
  G-1505  3.5 x 5.25 photo of German Soldiers. $20
       
  G-1504  3.5 x 5.25 photo card of German Soldiers eating in the trenches. $25
       
  G-1503  3.5 x 5.25 photo of German Soldiers with stein. $25
       
G-1261   Amazing piece of Austrian fabric cut from the vertical stabilizer of a Hansa Brandenburg or Lohner "L" seaplane in 1918. Fabric measures 36 x 24 at the widest points. This fabric was brought back by Navy Cross recipient George Hartwell Ludlow, US Naval Aviator 342. Ludlow also received the Italian Bronze Medal of Valor. After a raid on the Austrian Naval Base at Pola and a following dogfight Ludlow's plane was forced to land after shooting down an Albatross. Another Pilot Ensign Hamman,, seeing him go down, landed his Seaplane and Ludlow quickly climbed aboard. The small aircraft lifted off just as enemy patrol boats were closing in. Hamman would receive the Medal of Honor and Ludlow a Navy Cross for the worlds first Air/ Sea Rescue. The fabric was stored rolled and professionally restored and conserved over a period of 2 months. It spent 2 months in a dehumidifier and after 30 days was placed on a stretcher. Paint stabilizer was applied by a professional fabric conservator. It was then framed with acid free materials and non reflective archival glass. A stunning item with fantastic history. Most likely the only one known. $8,195

 

 

       
G-1473   Nice WWI German Trench RPPC. 3.5 x 5.25. $25
G-1472   Nice WWI German Soldiers' portrait. 3.5 x 5.25. $25
G-1471   Nice WWI German Soldiers' portrait. 3.5 x 5.25. $25
G-1464  WWI German shoulder strap for the 28TH Infantry Regiment. $75
G-1456  WWI German shoulder strap for the 10TH Infantry Regiment. $75
       
  G-1441  5 x 7 inch photo of a decorated NCO. $40
       
  G-1440  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of NCO. $30
       
       
  G-1437  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a decorated Father and Son. $30
       
  G-1436  WWI German NCO photo. 3.5 x 5.25 inch.  $25ON HOLD
       
  G-1435  WWI German Reservist photo. 3.5 x 5.25 inch.  $25
G-1425  Rare Zee Battalion portrait photo with history of being a long term POW. $65
G-1424  Great matted shot of WWI German Doctor with WWI German Nurse. Photo without matt is about 4 x 6. $55
G-1423  Great Sanke style card for "Pour Le Merit" winner. $40
G-1421  WWI German decorated Sailor. $35
G-1420  WWI armed German Soldiers. $30
G-1419  Decorated German Soldiers. $35
G-1417  German Soldier with Iron Cross 1ST Class. $35
G-1414    WWI armed German Soldier with spiked helmet. $30
G-1413  WWI German Signal Operator. $30
G-1411  WWI armed German Soldier with steel helmet. $30  ON HOLD
G-1410   WWI German Soldiers with Beer steins. $25
G-1402   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Flamethrower use.  $35
G-1399   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Soldiers with large Trench Mortar.  $35
G-1396   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Soldiers burying a comrade.  $35
G-1395   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Pioneers ready for battle.  $35
G-1392   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a U-Boat Commander.  $45
G-1391   WWI German 3 x 4.5 inch photo of a German Guard de Corps.  $35
G-1387  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Signal Troops.  $35
G-1386  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Landstrom Soldier.  $35
       
G-1372    WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a decorated German NCO $35
       
  G-1370   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a decorated German NCO $35
       
  G-1369  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Officer with Gallipoli Star $35
       
  G-1368   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Musician $35
       
  G-1367  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German POW $35
       
       
G-1365  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  decorated German Medic $35
       
       
  G-1363   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of  a member of the 122ND Infantry, one of the main units to engage the "Lost Battalion" of the US 77TH Division in the Argonne Forrest. $35
       
  G-1362   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of  a member of the 122ND Infantry, one of the main units to engage the "Lost Battalion" of the US 77TH Division in the Argonne Forrest. $35
       
  G-1361   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of  a member of the 122ND Infantry, one of the main units to engage the "Lost Battalion" of the US 77TH Division in the Argonne Forrest. $35
       
G-1360  WWI  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Soldiers Funeral of the 127TH Infantry  $20
       
       
  G-1358  WWI  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Musician  $35
       
  G-1356   WWI  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Medic  $35
       
       
  G-1354     WWI  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Medic  $35
       
  G-1353    WWI  3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Hussar  $35
       
  G-1351   3.5 x 5.25   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  Guard Cavalry Officer $35
       
G-1350   3.5 x 5.25   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Butcher Unit $35
       
  G-1349    3.5 x 5.25   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  German Telephone/ Telegraph unit  $35
       
  G-1345     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a Kreigs-marine $40
       
  G-1344     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Soldier with guitar. $30
       
  G-1343     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a Soldier with combat facial wound $35
       
       
  G-1341     3.5 x 5.25   WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a  Guard Jaeger $35
       
       
  G-1339     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Medic $35
       
   G-1332    WWI German shoulder strap for the 38TH Foot Artillery. $70
       
  G-1331  WWI German 08 Field Glass case. The side tabs have breaks as shown, otherwise very nice. $55
       
       
G-1322  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a German Priest with Iron Cross. $55
       
       
  G-1317     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a Soldier with Trench Shovel and full battle pack. $35
       
       
  G-1315     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a Bugler. $35
       
  G-1314     WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of a Soldier with Bicycle wearing Iron Cross. $40
       
G-1298    Captured German Private Purchase Haversack. One front buckle missing otherwise excellent. $90
       
  G-1292   Very rare WWI Unit History for a German Grenadier Guard Unit. Paperback, approx 200 pages, published in 1922. $125
       
  G-1284  WWI German Shoulder Strap cut from a member of the 10TH Infantry Regt. $60
       
 G-1273  WWI German Stein. $195
  G-1267   Scarce cut out, black wound badge, very good condition. $95
G-1211   WWI German Bread Bag Strap with Depot marks and date. Ends have been clipped and button holes have been added. $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-1203  German Shoulder Strap badge in grey metal for the 254TH German Infantry. About the size of a half dollar. This unit was one of the Infantry Regiments trying to captured the "Lost Battalion" in the Argonne Forest. $75
G-1189     WWI German shoulder strap for the 7TH Infantry Regiment. $80
G-1185    WWI German shoulder strap for the 36TH Infantry Regiment. $80
G-1176   WWI German Belt Buckle. $45$SOLD$
 

 

G-1128   WWI German Tent Pole Bag for the Shelter Half with original museum tag. IDs what the item is and where it was captured at "Villiers". Very nice item. $80

 

  G-1127   WWI Maxim 08 Trigger Bar. From a captured German Machine Gun. $70
 
       
 G-1095  WWI German Soldiers Leave Bag. Depot markings are almost gone but still there. Very rare!! $110
       
  G-1080   Battlefield relic top from a German Trench periscope. Some of these were up to 8 ft long. $30
G-1010  German Mess Tin lid, converted to a heater to heat a mess tin over a small open flame by cutting away most of the top, battlefield relic. $35
       
G-981  WWI German record folder for a member of the 60TH Artillery Regiment. $75
       
G-977  Small recruit style German knapsack with nice inked inscription. $60
       
G-961  WWI German Shoulder strap. $35
       
G-919   Battlefield pick up ammo pouch with damaged flap. $35$SOLD$
       
  G-885  WWI German Tent Pole Carry case. $60
       
G-879   Very nice White German Fatigue Trousers. Excellent condition and well marked. $195
G-867   Very nice 1914 dated White German Fatigue Trousers. Excellent condition and well marked. $275
 
G-585a  Pair of WWI German Tent Poles. $45
       
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