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Brackley Antique Cellar in Northamptonshire, the largest antique center in central England. I have a number of display cabinets at this center, if you wish to view a particular item from my website we can arrange to meet at this antique center at a mutually convenient time, please email for appointment.

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WW1 BRITISH MILITARY POST CARD OF GERMAN INTEREST.
A very interesting post card which depicts WW1 British soldiers many of who are wearing German pickelhaube helmets and holding German bayonets.The post card was issued by the Daily Mail news paper.The post card would look great displayed with pickelhaube helmet. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34477Price: 25.00 GBP


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IMPERIAL GERMAN DELUX QUALITY NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BELONGING TO CAPTAIN EHLERS WITH RARE PRIVATE PURCHASE SCABBARD AND DAMASCUSE BLADE WITH PRESENTATION INSRIPTION.
Superb deluxe naval officers dagger belonging to Captain Gustav Ehlers with a fascinating history connected to England, he took part in the naval attack on several English coastal towns in 1914. Open crown brass pommel and Imperial style crossguard still retain traces of the original gilt finish. Beautiful ivory grip has several old hairline cracks which are normally found on old ivory grips and they are always nice to see. Superb matching private purchase scabbard features panels of oakleaves and acorns and it is extremely attractive and in fine condition. The fine quality damascuse blade is in superb condition and it is the maiden hair style, the detail to the blade is exceptional, the obverse side of the blade is beautifully engraved, BIELER S/L EHLERS (Bieler presented the dagger to his dear friend Ehlers). Captain Ehlers was born on the 14.12.1885, he joined the German navy on the 6.4.1904 which interestingly was the same date as Bieler also Joined. Ehlers was promoted to Lieutenant on 28.9.1907, senior Lieutenant on the 16.10.09 and Captain on the 17.10.1915. He served on a number of Battleships before WW1 and in early 1914 was Inspector of the naval school at Flensberg. In August 1914 he became the Captain of the Cruiser Hamburg serving as the flagship and part of the escort for the north sea U.boat flotilla. On the 15th and 16th of December 1914 the Hamburg participated in the naval bombardment of the English towns of, Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby in which much damage was inflicted on the towns with 592 casualties, of whom 137 died, the attack caused public outrage towards the German navy for an attack mostly conducted against civilians,private buildings and homes. During the battle of Jutland in 1916 the Hamburg was a part of the scouting group. On the 28th of August 1916 Ehlers was awarded the iron cross 1st class. From 3.3.1917 Ehlers served at the naval torpedo school for several months, he then served on a number of ships until the end of WW1 and was with the fleet at Scape Flow when the German naval fleet was scuttled. Checking the 1914 / 1918 naval rank list there is only one officer by the name of Bieler listed but several named Ehlers, but i can say for certainty that the dagger belonged to, Kapitanleutnant Gustav Ehlers, the reason for this is that Bieler and Ellers joined the navy on the same date and strangely even many of there promotions were on the same date, the other offers named Ehlers were much younger officers and almost certainly had no contact with Bieler. Captain Bieler served as a U.Boat officer and during WW1 as mentioned above Captain Ehlers served on the cruiser Hamburg as the escort captain for the North sea U.Boats which Bieler was probably also serving with, this is probably just a coincidence but still interesting.The dagger comes with some research concerning Kapitanleutnant Gustave Ellers. This is a dagger with historical importance because of the connection to the attack on the coastal towns of England and so this dagger should probably be on display in a museum in England, especially perhaps Scarborough town museum. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34403Price: 4650.00 GBP


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IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY M16 MODEL FIELD GREY HELMET.
The field gray green paint is in fine condition with at least 90% still remaining and just showing light wear as you would expect.The interior features metal collar with three pad leather liner and it is complete with detachable chinstrap fitted with two steel buckles. A very nice example. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34257Price:


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WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN BAVARIAN OTHER RANKS PICKELHAUBE HELMET.
The black leather skull is in perfect condition and it is complete with blackened steel war time fittings, comprising Bavarian helmet plate, spike and leather chin strap with steel buckles. The cockades are now missing from the helmet but it is priced accordingly. The helmet features a black leather liner with makers stamp to the interior of the helmet with date which appears to be 1914 but it is rather faint now. The front and back peaks of the helmet are now slightly loose but they are still attached to the helmet and a tiny spot of glue would solve the problem but i have left the helmet just as it was obtained.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34250Price: 525.00 GBP


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WW1 GERMAN WOUND BADGE IN BLACK.
This very nice badge still retains about 90% original black paint finish with the brass base metal just showing slightly, excellent detail to the steel helmet design.Pin and hook to the reverse side. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34170Price: 40.00 GBP


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WW1 PHOTOGRAPH OF GERMAN ARMY OFFICER WITH INK DEDICATION
An excellent WW1 photograph (post card size) showing a German army officer in full military uniform wearing the iron cross 1st class and holding his military sword and with a three line ink inscription and dated 1918. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34168Price: 20.00 GBP


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BAVARIAN WW1 SERVICE BAR.
Metal frame with cloth embroidery. Pin and hook to the reverse side. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34171Price: 48.00 GBP


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IMPERIAL GERMAN MILITARY STEIN MODELED AS GENERAL OTTO VON BISMARCK..
A beautiful and rare figural stein modeled as the head and should of the famous German General and statesman, Otto von Bismarck. The stein shows the General in military uniform wearing his officers pickelhaube helmet, the detail is exceptional. The base has the pottery stamp for Noundorf Germany with there trade mark of an eagle. Circa 1910 and hight just under 8 inches. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34151Price: 365.00 GBP


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IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 MOUSER BAYONET WITH LATE WAR ERSATZ SCABBARD.
This is the German WW1 model bayonet often referred to as the butcher bayonet.The wooden grips are in fine condition, metal hilt fittings show light age and have waffen amp stamps. The blade is in excellent condition and it is stamped with makers name, E.F.Horster Solingen, the spine has several waffen amp stamps.The scabbard is the all metal war time Ersatz style, the scabbard retains about 85% black paint but it has probably been re-painted but a long time ago. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34133Price: 125.00 GBP


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WW1 GERMAN IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS.
A fine example still retaining all original black paint finish.The reverse side features pin and hook and makers initials KO. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34096Price: 225.00 GBP

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