IMPERIAL GERMAN MILITARIA OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR & EARLIER

#CM1 German M16 Camouflage Combat Helmet
Original WWI German M16 combat helmet with original hand painted camouflage. The camouflage has been applied as per period regulations with multiple colour fields divided with black lines, using the typical gritty textured paint. The maker stamp is not readable but the helmet is a size 64. The helmet is complete with an original chinstrap, which are often missing. The chinstrap has one re-enforced repair on the underside. The original M16 all leather liner and pins are fully intact and never removed, the original cushions are still present. Excellent example. $2000 *On Hold*

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#EC142 Austrian M17 Combat Helmet
Original WWI Austrian made M17 combat helmet, Austria-Hungary was one of the Central Powers under the German Empire. Complete example with the original chinstrap and liner cushions still intact. Overall, lightly worn condition with original factory "isonzo braun" paint and never cleaned. The helmet is named in the dome, and also features initials on the steel liner band. There is an old bullet hole that passed through the steel shell, it has the same matching old patina as the rest of the helmet. Interesting helmet in excellent condition, and a large size that appears to be 64 or 66. $1500

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#G1055 Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 115 Shoulder Boards
Original WWI German Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1.Großherzogliches Hessisches) Nr. 115 shoulder boards. Excellent unissued or lightly used matching pair. $350

#G1056 Kanonier (Gunner's) Shoulder Boards
Original WWI German Kanonier (Gunner's) shoulder boards. Excellent unissued or lightly used matching pair. $300

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#EC65 Royal Prussian Army Infantry Model 1889 Officer Sword & Scabbard
Original Imperial German Royal Prussian Army Infantry Model 1889 Officer sword and scabbard. Double-fullered straight nickelled blade is approximately 81cm in length, marked to the Alexander Coppel firm in Solingen and in excellent clean condition. The grip is complete with the correct wire wrap, Royal Prussian cypher, and leather finger strap. Brass eagle semi-basket has a folding guard indicating a private purchase. Black scabbard has single belt hanger indicating post-1905 use. Nice sword! $750
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#RG167 "Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen für Tapferkeit" Bravery Medal

Original "Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen für Tapferkeit" medal, with Portrait of Duke Ernst Ludwig (1894-1918). One of several versions of his medal, here with the inscription "FÜR TAPFERKEIT" which means for bravery. Awarded during World War I, as Hessian equivalent to Iron Cross. Good condition, the silver medal has a nice patina, with original old ribbon. $55

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#EC52 Prussian Telegraph Troops EM/NCO Belt Buckle, Model 1915
Original WWI Imperial German / Prussian steel signal telegraph troops EM/NCO belt buckle. This specially designed belt buckle was designed to help better distribute weight and has steel loops for attaching a wire spool. Two variations exist, the Model 1895 uses brass components while this Model 1915 is all steel construction. Nice lightly used condition example. Scarce. $425

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#EC64 Prussian EM/ NCO Pickelhaube Eagle Plate, Model 1895
Original Imperial German / Royal Prussian Army Line Infantry, Fusilier, or Train Regiment EM/NCO Pickelhaube eagle alloy plate with both original rear attachment loops present and intact, Model 1895. Perfect for a restoration project or to be displayed on its own. $200

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#EC45 P08 Luger Holster
Original WWI German P08 Luger holster. Nicely maker marked "J. GRAUM G.m.b.H. NURNBERG 1916" which is more visible in hand. Great example with still very supple leather and no damage or repairs. $325
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#G1012 P08 Luger Holster, Berlin 1915, with Original Takedown Tool
Original WWI German P08 Luger leather holster with original takedown tool. Maker marked to a Berlin manufacturer and dated 1915. The original takedown tool has always been with the holster. Leather pull tab is still intact inside the holster. Overall, this is a really nice original field used set. $275 
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#G1036 M1914 Tent Square
Original WWI German M1914 tent square, the WWI predecessor to the Zeltbahn. This example has 1915 depot markings and is named with field post. The tent square is in field used condition with soiling, some fading, and a few small snag like tears, miraculously it appears all the buttons and grommets are still intact. Overall this a good example of a scarce piece of equipment with cool depot stamp and name. $325
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#G1022 Tent Pole and Pin Carrying Bag Complete with Contents
Original WWI German tent pole and pin carrying bag complete with tent square poles, pins for staking into the ground, and ropes. Maker marked and dated 1916 with unit marking inside the flap. Complete with original buttons and straps still in working order. This is a great complete set perfect to complete a field gear display. $165
#G1035 German Helmet Pad Set
Original WWI German standard horse hair helmet pad set. These little pillow pads are inserted into the flaps behind the helmet liner to give extra padding to absorb shock, protection, and comfort. This is a genuine complete set of three removed from an otherwise destroyed helmet. Original sets are tough to find on the loose, and often missing in helmets. $150
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#G1034 German Ersatz Helmet Pad Set
Original WWI German ersatz (late war economy) horse hair helmet pad set. These hair squares are inserted into the flaps behind the helmet liner to give extra padding to absorb shock, protection, and comfort. This is a genuine complete set of three removed from an otherwise destroyed helmet. Original sets are tough to find on the loose, and often missing in helmets. $100
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#G1054 Camouflaged M16 Combat Helmet
Original WWI Imperial German M16 combat helmet with complete leather liner, cushions, and chinstrap. Maker marked on the interior steel skirt “Si66“ (Eisenhuette Silesia, Paruschowitz Oberschlesien in size 66). There is also a name written on the steel skirt. The camouflaged pattern is painted as per period regulations with multiple colour fields and black dividing lines. The paint used for the camouflaged colour has a heavy pigment and texture, as observed on most other original period painted helmets. We sold this wonderful helmet once before and recently bought it back as part of a collection. *Sold*
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#G1058 M17 Camouflage Helmet, TJ66
Original WWI Imperial German M17 combat helmet with complete leather liner and cushions. Maker marked on the interior steel skirt “TJ66“ (C. Thiel & Soehne, Luebeck, in size 66). The original wartime camouflaged pattern is painted as per period regulations with multiple colour fields and black dividing lines. The paint used for the camouflaged colour has a heavy pigment and texture, as observed on most other original period painted helmets. Excellent example ready for any helmet collection from an uncommon wartime manufacturer. $1450 *On Layaway*

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#G1001 M1917 German Helmet Unit Marked 2. Machine Gun Kompanie
Original WWI German M1917 helmet unit marked 2. Machine Gun Kompanie. The helmet is manufactured by Gebruder Gnüchtel, with faint smelting lot number. Field grey paint with a slightly glossy finish correct for this maker, never cleaned or polished. The helmet is complete with original M1917 liner and chinstrap. The chinstrap has an interesting period repair to one end. Faintly marked inside the flange ‘2. M.G.K.’ for 2. Machine Gun Kompanie. The helmet is also faintly named inside the flange, although I haven’t been able to make it out. A great piece of history for your WWI helmet collection, with very desirable provenance to a machine gun unit. This helmet was posted on GHW2 forum by a previous owner, a link to that thread is included below. *Sold*
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M1917 German Helmet with Factory Paint, Si 66
Original WWI German M1917 helmet with factory paint, maker Si (Eisenhüttenwek Schlesien, Paruschowitz/ Oberschlesien) size 66.  Complete with the original chinstrap which is very uncommon to find on WWI German helmets. The chinstrap is in excellent condition, the liner is fragile but also nice with some original liner string. There is a 'GL' dome stamp still visible. The helmet is named twice 'LENZEN II' once in what appears to be pencil or coloured pencil, and once in white paint. *Sold*
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#G1011 Complete Early Gummimasken Gas Mask Set
Original WWI German Gummimasken gas mask set complete with all components and straps. The mask itself is a 2nd model Rahmenmaske with the cloth covered coiled spring straps. The early style can is complete and even has the cleaning cloth inside the lid. These early Gummimasken sets are very rare compared to late war models and seldom available as complete sets. *Sold*
#G1057 Prussian III. Seebataillon Shoulder Straps
Original WWI Imperial German / Prussian III. Seebataillon shoulder straps. Good lightly used condition with nice embroidery. Original matching pair that has been kept together. *Sold*

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#G1053 Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class Grouping
Original WWI German Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class grouping. Includes Iron Cross 1st, Iron Cross 2nd Class (both maker marked) small locket with photo of recipient, and souvenir piece of shrapnel. It was a common practice for the wounded in WWI to keep pieces of shrapnel if hit and removed from by the surgeon. We don't have any further provenance on the group except everything came together. *Sold*

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#G1008 Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class
Original WWI German Iron Cross 1st Class maker marked on the reverse 'KO' attributed to the firm Königliches Münzamt Orden of Berlin. *Sold*
#G1050 Iron Cross 2nd Class Maker "KM"
Original WWI German Iron Cross 2nd class by maker "KM". Three piece construction with magnetic, iron core. Marked with the initial "KM" in the ring. Very good condition with original piece of period ribbon. No repairs, no damage. *Sold*

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#G1016 Trench Flashlight 
Original WWI German early trench flashlight. Good service used condition, the glass is intact but has a crack. The set has had a named and other information period painted on the reverse and within the battery compartment door. These old flashlights are pretty basic in construction, we have not tested it and have no idea if it would still work. *Sold*
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#G1030 Tornister Pack
Original WWI German Model 1895 WWI tornister pack worn by all enlisted soldiers. Constructed of leather and canvas. All complete with good fittings in service used condition. Nicely maker marked and dated 1915 on the leather and unit marked on the interior. *Sold*
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#G1003 M1895 Prussian EM/NCO Belt & Buckle Set
Original WWI Prussian M1895 EM/NCO belt and buckle set. Early brown leather belt that was never blackened, it is uncommon to find surviving belts still in brown leather.  M1895 two-piece brass/nickel Prussian belt buckle. The set appears to have been together forever and is exactly as received. Nicely preserved set that would display well on its own or as part of an equipment/mannequin display. *Sold*
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1914-1918 Heeresgruppe Kromr. Rupprecht von Bayern 1L Beer Stein
Original WWI 1914-1918 Heeresgruppe Krompr. Rupprecht von Bayern 1L Imperial German soldiers ceramic beer stein. The 1L marking is dead centre indicating the stein itself is likely pre-1918 production. At some point someone dropped the stein and then managed to very skillfully repair it with very old looking glue. *Sold*

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#G1038 Bullet Struck “Ersatz” Combat Bayonet
Original WWI German all steel “Ersatz” substitute bayonet battle damaged with bullet strike to the scabbard. These bayonets were constructed of machined steel parts to conserve valuable materials during the later stages of the war. Much of the original “feldgrau” painted finish remains, uncleaned with lots of patina. The bullet strike to the scabbard doesn’t effect how the blade sits inside the scabbard, it can fortunately be removed and put back in easily. This is a great untouched “been there” bayonet with bullet damage. *Sold*
#EC22 P08 Luger Holster, Berlin 1916
Original WWI German P08 Luger leather holster. Maker marked to a Berlin manufacturer and dated 1916. Leather pull tab is still intact inside the holster. Overall excellent condition given the age, great example. *Sold*
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#G1044 Complete M1917 Gas Mask
Original WWI German M1917 “Ledermaske” gas mask set in excellent and complete condition. No notable flaws, even the string on the front of the gas mask is still present as well as the cardboard instruction disk at the bottom of the canister and the spare lens in the compartment on the lid. The complete set of ersatz material straps is also in remarkably good condition, these are often missing or damaged. *Sold*
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#G1047 Complete M1917 Gas Mask
Original WWI German M1917 “Ledermaske” gas mask set in excellent lightly used and complete condition. No notable flaws, even the string on the front of the gas mask is still present as well as the cardboard instruction disk at the bottom of the canister, and the spare lens in the compartment on the lid. The complete set of ersatz material straps is also present in good condition given the age and material it is constructed of, these are often missing or damaged. *Sold*
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#G1045 Fernglas 08 Binoculars with Leather Case
Original WW1 period "Fernglas 08" pattern binoculars with leather carrying case for a German officer. The binoculars were made by C.P. Goerz of Berlin (Maker marked on dial) and they are also unit marked XII.14. Excellent condition for being 100+ years old, the original matching carrying case is also maker marked C.P. Goerz. Excellent set. *Sold*
#EC60 Deutsches Kolonialreich Schutztruppe Studio
Original Imperial German period Deutsches Kolonialreich Schutztruppe (German Colonial Empire Protection Force) studio photograph. Photograph is period mounted on a hard cardboard plate which is marked to the studio that developed the photograph. Provides excellent details on the rare Schutztruppe uniform and equipment. “Auf Wiedersehn!” = “Goodbye!”. *Sold*

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#G1048 Complete M1917 Gas Mask
Original WWI German M1917 “Ledermaske” gas mask set in excellent lightly used and complete condition. No notable flaws, even the string on the front of the gas mask is still present as well as the cardboard instruction disk at the bottom of the canister, and the spare lens in the compartment on the lid. The complete set of ersatz material straps is also present in good condition given the age and material it is constructed of, these are often missing or damaged. The set is named on the top and bottom to "Adolf Fröhlich" who likely carried and wore this gas mask in combat, he never opened the currently installed filter and was prepared for the next gas attack. *Sold*
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#G1059 Prussian EM/NCO Combat Belt
Original WWI German / Prussian EM/NCO combat belt and buckle set. Untouched condition, still has mud behind the buckle. The buckle has never been removed, tongue is still there will the leather belt end period cut by the soldier to fit. Excellent "been there" set that has never been cleaned. *Sold*

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