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 WWI Imperial Germany and Austria
G-1590    Amazing Cavalry General's Field Gray Uniform with Bavarian General's Boards formerly worn by Prince Alfons of Bavaria 1862-1933). The photo shown is of this uniform in use. In 1892 he became the commander of the Bavarian Schweren-Reiter-Regiment and in 1905 he become a Cavalry General of  7TH Chevaulegers Regiment. During WWI he became an important royal figurehead and would visit and review troops in the field, award decorations, boost moral etc.. This uniform was created in 1914 after the outbreak of War and was worn throughout 1918. The tailor was the one used by the Bavarian Royal Family. Tunic has some restoration below the front edge of both shoulder boards as shown, otherwise very nice. Restoration was professionally done. This uniform as well as multiple others, headgear and helmets were disposed of through Herman Historica many years ago, by the family of Prince Alfons and reside in some of the most advanced WWI German uniform collections. Rare opportunity for a museum piece!! $4795  ON HOLD
   
 
       
G-1589   Model 1917 German Gas Mask with original instructions, spare lenses and original straps. Excellent condition.  $475
       
  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. $265ON HOLD
       
G-1587   German Brass Trimmed Pickelhaube. Good condition overall. Glued rear visor, replica chin strap. $375ON HOLD

G-1586  Very nice Model 1914 German Rifle Grenade. Rod can be unscrewed as well as storage cap. $265
G-1585  Model 1915 German Gas Mask with spare lens, and original straps. Excellent condition. Original historical society tag from a 1920s display..  $475ON HOLD      
 
       
  G-1584   WWI German Spare Lens for Gas Mask in original wrapper.  $15
       
  G-1583  WWI German Spare Lens for Gas Mask in original wrapper.  $15
       
  G-1582  WWI German Spare Lens for Gas Mask in original wrapper.  $15
       
       
G-1581  Model 1917 German Gas Mask with original instructions, spare lenses and original straps. Excellent condition.  $475  $SOLD$
       
  G-1580  WWI Porcelain Stick Grenade donuts as frequently missing from stick grenades. $20 each
       
       
G-1579  Model 1915/16 Transitional German Stick Grenade. This early style is almost never seen except as dug relics or bunker finds. This original has a nicely dated 1916 handle. Prior owner has removed the pressed board cylinder. The only restoration appears to be the tiny pins that lock the top on. which appear to have been replaced. Very scarce. $995$SOLD$
       
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. $450
       
  G-1577  Early style German WWI Dog Tag. $50
       
G-1576  WWI German Canteen. Medical style modified with larger belt hook. Maker Marked and dated. $130
       
  G-1575  Choice WWI Camo Shell. Great colors. Named to the original wearer. $635
       
  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-1573  Model 1917 German Gas Mask with original instructions, spare lenses and original straps. Excellent condition.  $475$SOLD$
       
  G-1572      Model 1915 German Gas Mask with original instructions, and original straps. Excellent condition. Letter from the Veteran from 1967 stating where he picked up the mask set.  $475  $SOLD$
       
G-1569   Very nice WWI German Soldier's Funeral Card. He was killed in October 1916. $35
       
       
G-1567  Very nice German Helmet. shell. Combat wear overall otherwise very nice. $210  $SOLD$
       
       
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-1564  WWI German Iron Cross. $55$SOLD$
       
  G-1563  2 Austrian hat badges. $35
       
G-1562   Excavated German WWI Dog Tag, most likely from a KIA, lost on the battlefield. $35
       
G-1561  Rare Storage box for the Model 1916 Grenatenwerfer. Original box with stenciled markings and original metal data plate on interior lid. These are incredibly tough to find but miraculously the tool compartment still contains its original tools and spare parts!! If you have one of these here is your chance to find the tough components! Only real flaws are wear to the top and damage to lid of interior tool compartment. $995$SOLD$
       
       
G-1560     WWI German Field Phone in excellent condition with original 2 head cord. As carried in the Trenches by front line Signal Troops. $230

 

       
 G-1559   WWI German Officers Spike Helmet Cover. One tiny break to connecting strap between spike cover and body cover as shown, otherwise very nice. $295  $SOLD$
       
 G-1558     WWI German Porcelain Mess Kit. Shows actual use and wear. Tough to find. $155
       
   G-1557  WWI German Wound Badge. $60
       
G-1556    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. $795

 

G-1552   WWI German Dog Tag in choice condition. $80
       
       
  G-1550  WWI German shoulder strap for the 172ND Infantry Regiment. $75
       
G-1546     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. $1295

 

G-1533    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-1528   Austro-Hungarian Zeitzünder ("time fuse") rod grenade. $120
       
G-1523  WWI German Butcher Blade Bayonet and scabbard. Scabbard is shrapnel struck, bayonet was apparently on the gun at the time and did not suffer the same fate. Rare. $250$SOLD$
G-1519  German/ Austrian Trench Knife. Good condition overall. $100
       
  G-1517    Very scarce WWI German Machine Gunners steel body Armor. This set has been restored and has been painted and aged to look like an original finish. They did a good job. They did not do much with the interior except for replacing the web straps and wool pads. Nice looking set!! $1495
       
       
    G-1516   Very nice 1918 dated German Pack with shoulder straps. Excellent condition overall. $245
  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
       
       
G-1509  Fantastic WWI Model 1917 German Camo Helmet with liner and field made chinstrap. Chinstrap is odd but appears to have real age to it. I can't guarantee  the strap. Original liner pins. Great non regulation pattern. $695$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-1502 WWI German Telephone Troops small dispatch case. 2 rolls of German ersatz gauze or scrim, possibly to wrap observation periscopes. $245
       
  G-1501  WWI German "D" Gas Chemical Warfare Bottle. This bottle contained "Clark" fluid, a DA-Gas, a vomiting agent. It was only used with the German 77MM rounds and would have been placed inside shells marked with a blue cross. The bottle would shatter on impact and the fluid would vaporize. $100

     
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. $8,995

 

 

OC-686  WWI Austrian Canteen and matching cup. Bottle is very nice. $85

 

 

 

 

 

       
G-1490  Fantastic private purchase Trench Knife. Very high quality blade and handle. Great scabbard. $350
       
       
G-1489   WWI German wound badge. $60
       
  G-1487   Model 1893 German Pack. Very good condition overall, missing just one hook on the bottom of the pack body. No markings visible. $170
       
       
G-1486   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. $535
       
G-1485   Extremely rare WWI German Rifle Grenade Launcher, the 1917 Karabingranate. This one shows poor storage and has a crusty finish, but it is certainly not an excavated relic. Only one of these that we have ever had a chance to carry.  I doubt you will come across another one of these any time soon. $595

G-1481   WWI German Canteen, cover and stopper. Lacks leather straps. $50
G-1478    Battlefield pick up German drinking cup. $40$SOLD$
G-1477  Battlefield pick up German canteen. $40
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-1470  Fantastic WWI Water Can for the German MG 08 and MG 08-15 Machine Guns. This one was decorated for the Liberty Loan Drives of 1918. This would have been a prize for investing a large amount in the Liberty Loans. $455
G-1468  Well used and carried WWI German Bread Bag. $75
G-1467   WWI German enameled cup. $70
G-1464  WWI German shoulder strap for the 28TH Infantry Regiment. $75
G-1463   WWI German shoulder strap for the 36TH Artillery Regiment. $75
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. $435ON HOLD
G-1456  WWI German shoulder strap for the 10TH Infantry Regiment. $75
G-1455  WWI German shoulder strap for the 66TH Infantry Regiment. $75
       
  G-1450  WWI German shoulder strap for the 7TH 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-1434   WWI Stag handled German side knife with original sheath. Lightly pitted overall but very nice. $125$SOLD$

 

 

  G-1430   Very nice WWI German Camo Helmet with non regulation pattern camo. Size 66. Great color! $655
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-1422  WWI German unit photo. $25
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-1405   WWI German propaganda Leaflet dropped on German troops from the air or left behind during trench raids, trying to convince the German Soldiers to stop fighting and surrender. $60
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-1321  WWI German 3.5 x 5.25 inch photo of Soldiers with Trench Mortars. $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-1286  WWI German Canteen bottle, cover and carrier. This one modified to be worn on the belt without a hook. Very unusual. $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

  G-1284  WWI German Shoulder Strap cut from a member of the 10TH Infantry Regt. $60
       
       
       
  G-1275  Scarce cut out, black wound badge, very good condition. $95
 G-1273  WWI German Stein. $195
G-1269  WWI German Ammo Box. Has stenciled mark from being used by the Swiss in the 1920s, but wears its original color. $95

 

 

  G-1267   Scarce cut out, black wound badge, very good condition. $95
G-1260   Very unusual WWII Artillery Periscope with original bent wood carry case. Inscribed to a German artillery unit on the interior. Good clear mirrors. It appears to have locked onto a ballistic shield with the lugs around the viewing port. Both ports can be rotated closed to keep the interior clean. Have never seen another. $395

 

G-1252   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.  $4450

 

 

 G-1249  I can't say enough about this helmet. It is the MOST interesting decorated German Helmet we have had. Great typed ID on crown stating ownership and that the helmet was picked up at Belleau Wood. Painted insignia of a moonlit graveyard scene is unreal!! Grave stone for German Autocracy and a monument for Allied Soldiers and a stand of flags at the top. Don't miss this one!!! $2295
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
 

 

  G-1166   WWI German belt and buckle. Holes indicate metal insignia was once pinned through. $70
G-1139  WWI artifact from the site of the "Lost Battalion". Two lenses with cardboard tag in between. $135
       
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-1114  WWI German Field Artillery Manual for the 77MM Gun. $55
 
  G-1097   Imperial German Railway Badge for 25 years of service. $55$SOLD$
       
       
 G-1095  WWI German Soldiers Leave Bag. Depot markings are almost gone but still there. Very rare!! $110
       
G-1094    Nice full size German Stein for the 33RD Prussian Horse artillery. $245
       
  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
       
  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-865  WWI German Trench Shovel with the addition of a "T" Handle. Interesting Field modification. $135
  G-805 1890s-WWI Mauser Rifle Sling. Good solid condition overall. $75
 
G-585a  Pair of WWI German Tent Poles. $45
       
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