(Americana – 20th Century – Military History – World War I – Medical History – Nursing – Red Cross). 1919 – 1920 Photograph Album of Irene Muir Farrell of the American Red Cross, with Related Ephemera. Europe: Over 130 photographs, of varying formats and mostly small snapshots, with several 3″ x 5″ examples. The images are tipped-in at the top edge; some are identified on the front lower edge front; often, they are further identified on the backs of the images, the text visible when slightly raised. Including: retreat, the Coburg post office; retreat of forces, the Rhine; polo and the donut tent with volunteers, various soldiers at ease; the M. Canteen; Ostend & Versailles; Strasbourg; bombed buildings, including the library at Louvain; 8. Also, laid-in is a hand-written invitation card, on Y. Beranger Gardens American Officers Club Tours – France imprint, The Hostesses request the honor of your company to meet General and Madame Regnechot (&) General and Mrs. Connor Friday Afternoon. About 3. ½ size, with the hand-addressed plain envelope addressed to Miss Farrell at H. (with) her Worker’s Permit identification booklet also laid-in. This document gave her permission while under the governance of military law, to work among the American Troops for the American Red Cross; it bears her name, passport number and signed photograph. Very worn, split along the old fold lines; still about fair to good condition; about 3. 3/8″ x 5″ size, printed in English & French on red paper. (also) A loose newspaper clipping laid-in has the M’Crae’Flanders’ Field’ poem. 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ size; bound in dark brown flexible cloth over cardstock boards, oblong format, bound with black cord. Some edge, tips wear and fading to the cloth; one small photo torn, a few loosened from their moorings; in very good condition overall. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “475today” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Rare Dress Gala Sword for Firefighter Officer. Rare German Dress Sword for Fire Officer made in Germany circa 1930? Complete and in excellent condition. We put the year 1930 with a question mark because we are not sure if it is that year. We have not found much information about German firefighter swords in our catalogs or on the Internet. Although this is a very special piece, both for its beautiful and flamboyant design and its rare quality. Perhaps it is a sword of a fire officer of a provincial fire department or of a specific region, and that is why the catalogs do not include this sword model. But the style, the type of manufacture and the materials indicate that it is a German sword of that period, in our opinion. The steel blade looks greatly preserved: is decorated with delicate plant-inspired engravings and military and fire department allegories, complex and in very good condition. The metal looks shiny. The hilt is made of silvery metal, with a pommel shaped as a lion’s head and a cross-guard adorned with two crossed torches (as symbol of the fire brigade). The D-guard shows a gorgeous embossed decoration. The grip retains the original ray-skin covering and twine, which suggest that this sword could have been forged before WWII. At the cross-guard we can see the serial number 8834 clearly engraved on the metal. Spectacular and special, this rare German ceremonial dress sword for firefighter officer is an exclusive piece, worthy to belong to a museum or a great collection. Dimensions: Blade Length: 33.26 in / 84.5 cm. Total Length: 38.77 in / 98.5 cm. I think I left nothing in the description but if I forgot something, I’ll be glad to answer any questions. We are professional antique dealers. Enjoy my articles and I hope we keep in touch. Thanks for trusting me and enjoy! Best wishes from Spain. Simply shop away and then request the total from us. IMPORTANT – SEE ALL THE PICTURES. This is an antique or vintage item, not a new item, and it’s not perfect as a new one. It may have minor scratches or hits not mentioned in this description but than can be seen in the many photos published with it. Scroll down the description to see all the photos. Photos are part of the description, because a picture is worth a thousand words. Please, study the pictures as part of the description and if you have any doubt ask me. Also be aware that when I say that an antique item is in perfect working conditions, doesn’t mean that it works as new. A machine with 100 years is not prepared to be working everyday during hours, except my antique clocks. Many things can happen inside an antique mechanism and today’s perfectly working spring, could be the future’s failure as far away as in 10 years. Or as near as the next month. It’s impossible to know exactly when. If necessary, we restore and/or repair and finally clean and/or adjust, all our antique machines, and if it’s there’s a defect or malfunctions, it’s clearly indicated in the description, video or pictures, but these machines are still antiques. For example, an antique car, a Ford T from 1910, may be in perfect working conditions, but this doesn’t mean that it works as new or that you can use this antique car as an everyday car to go to your job. I want to leave this clear as part of the description. Antiques, even in perfect working conditions, can’t be guaranteed as a new or second hand item. Not only the antique itself has 100 years old or more, but also each spring, screw, wheel and gear of its mechanism has also 100 years or more. Of course, if something happens we can help to solve the problem, even repairing it, we know experts in many areas, but understand that even a perfectly working antique is still an antique. Our work is not complete until you receive your item safely in your home. We certify that our products are 100% originals. We certify that the description and dating of the article that we give is 100% accurate. This article will be perfectly packed so that it arrives in excellent condition. We pay full attention that you receive your article perfectly. We treat the article as if it were going to be sent to ourselves. WE GUARANTEE YOUR ACQUISITION. Many collectors have became millionairs. If you are starting a collection, follow these important tips. If you want to invest in antiques, always choose original pieces and avoid reproductions. A reproduction loses half of its value in the same minute that you are purchasing it, while an original antique gains value each passing day. This is an original antique and its value will continue growing tomorrow. Read and learn about for area of interest: swords, clocks, phonographs, antique photos, old silver, technical antiques, typewriters… Invest in books as much as in your collection and learn as much as you can. If you keep your collecction catalogued, you will increase its value. Keep yourself informed about the market prices in your area of interest. Collect antiques, not junk. It is always better a small collection with excellent pieces than a huge collection of junk, rusty irons and broken machines. There is not a goal to reach, so take the pleasure in in the process of your treasure hunting. A collection should be something to enjoy, and there is many interesting pieces out there and very few time to enjoy them, so be selective with your choices. If you follow these simple steps you will be in the correct direction to develop an excellent collection, whatever is your area of interest and, for me the most important of all, enjoying the process. WHO WE ARE & ABOUT ME. Saragossa is a Spanish medium size city of 700.000 people, located just in the middle of the way between Madrid and Barcelona, 300 kms from each one, and also equidistant 300 kms. To other cities as Bilbao and Valencia. It’s an antique city founded by the Romans, by the Emperor Caesar Augustus more than 2000 years ago, capital of the powerful antique Kingdom of Aragon, 900 years ago and during the Medieval times, and first defeat of Napoleon’s troops in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th Century, among other History.. Here I was born, here I live, and here I have my small antiques shop. We are proffesional antique dealers. I started in this world as a collector. My father introduced me into the world of antique collectibles and I started my own antique search at flea markets for my own small antiques collections since I was very young. I’ve been a professional antique dealer since the year 2003, when I decided to join my passion with my way of living. And more than 20 years as a collector, and I still have a lot to learn and only a little to teach. We are a registered legal antique bussiness, here in Spain. I have a small shop open to the public in Saragossa and we are open from 9:00 to 19:00 hours, Madrid time. You are welcome to visit me whenever you wish. And finally, as I mentioned before, I have my own web shop, for 5 years now, in Spanish language although it can be translated to almost any language using the Google Translator button, in the upper part of the web page. The translation is not perfect but it’s good in an 80%, totally understandable and you can always ask me. Mainly, I started specialized in Antique machines as gramophones, music boxes, clocks, watches. But today, I also work with other first class collector items as cameras, militaria, antique scientific instruments. To be exact, nowadays, I work with any first class antique that I could find at a correct price and that we could transport worldwide. We have a wide experience in packing and sending safely World Wide, from China and Singapore, to Dallas, San Francisco, New York or London, Canada, and of course almost all European Countries, many American ones including Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, and not forgetting Australia, South Africa, Israel and some in the Middle East as Catar and Emirates. We have sent successfully, from fragile items as Chinese Porcelain, to heavy items as Slot Coin Machines, not together into the same box, of course! . We can send almost everything with security, no matter how big or heavy it is, if the client wants to pay the price, because some heavy or big items or delicate items into big boxes are specially expensive to send, not perhaps within Europe, but sometimes to America or Asia and some require custom made packing, as custom made wooden boxes or special foam for transport protection. We work with Selected pieces. All my items are first class collector’s items, in excellent conditions, conservation state or/and working conditions. If talking about antique machines, most of them are in perfect working conditions, perfect conservation state or perfectly restored. The few that are not, because it was not possible to repair it, it’s clearly indicated. I like to work with the best pieces that I can find. I prefer to work only with selected pieces. Selected’ doesn’t mean’unaffordable’. My pieces have very correct prices, depending on the rarity and the conservation state of the piece itself. Every piece has a price rank, from junk state to museum state, that I consider is the highest one. Selected’ means that I prefer to work with Museum State pieces, or near, and First Class collector’s items, or near rather than other kind of low quality pieces. We guarantee the description and datation of all our pieces. I always give guarantee my descriptions, not only in general antiques, but even in the working condition of an antique machine. Of course, to be completely sincere, it’s mainly impossible to give a full guarantee in the working condition of an antique working machine with over or more than 100 years. Many things can happen inside an antique mechanism and today’s perfectly working spring, could be the future’s failure as far away as in ten years. Or as near as the next month. If necessary, we restore and/or repair and finally clean and/or adjust, all our antique machines, and if it’s there’s a defect or malfunctions, it’s clearly indicated in the description, video or pictures. We try to have all our pieces in perfect working conditions, but if a disaster occurs and the item gets out of order or damaged, for any reason, we can help to solve the problem or to help to repair it or to restore it. We work with first class professionals that can restore from antique medieval paintings to 13th Century silver, other metals as iron, copper and bronze, to any kind of wood. Also, we can repair antique machines as gramophones, antique clocks, typewriters and antique mechanical calculators. Our Priority is your satisfaction. And the most important of all, we always take great care of the customer service. Client’s experience with antiques should be always pleasant and happy, or, if this is not completely possible, at least satisfactory and full of joy. Our workonly ends, not when we sell the piece, but when our client have the piece in his hands, safely and in good conditions. I speak English fluently, some French, and, of course, Spanish. Thanks for reading this, I hope to deal with you soon, and we stay in touch. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “iberantiques” and is located in this country: ES. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Modified Item: No
WWI ANNIN DEFIANCE Baltimore City Flag. Manufactured Circa 1921 3 x 5. For your consideration is this extremely difficult to find and very early example of the Baltimore City Flag. This particular flag was adopted 11 February 1915. This flag was manufactured circa 1921 by ANNIN DEFIANCE. This particular flag is completely sewn. It’s made of Cotton bunting and measures 3ft x 5ft. The grommets are made of zinc. This flag was flown by the city of Baltimore right around WWI. The tag is an early 1920’s tag for ANNIN Defiance and was the first tag type used for Defiance right after the patent ended. This flag is complete. There is staining from being exposed to the elements 100 years ago. I have noticed only 2 small dime sized hole. History of Baltimore City Flag. The monument was constructed in the former colonial era Courthouse Square along North Calvert Street, between East Lexington Street to the north and East Fayette Street to the south, after the second Baltimore City and County Courthouse was constructed on a site farther west across Calvert Street in 1805. Commemorating the soldiers and officers that fell in the defense of the city against the British land and sea attack in the Battle of Baltimore with the Battle of North Point and subsequent Bombardment of Fort McHenry on September 12-13-14th, 1814, during the War of 1812. The memorial was begun with a cornerstone laying one year after the attack on September 12, 1815, (later observed annually as Defenders Day, a city/county/state legal holiday) and completed in 1822, seven years later. The design was by French emigre architect Maximilian Godefroy and five years later was placed as the central figure with the city incorporation date of 1797 underneath on the city’s newly designed oval official seal in 1827. In the 20th century, the monument was also placed over the black and gold colors design from the Calvert family quarters from the shield of the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, in the city flag now flown along with the American and Maryland state flags at all public buildings and many private sites. The field is in the Calvert family colors of black and yellow / gold (sometimes orange) and design, which also appear in the first and fourth quarters of the Maryland state flag taken from the shield of the Calvert-Crossland families coats-of-arms. The flag is blazoned (described in heraldic) terms as follows: Paly of six Or and sable, a bend counterchanged, on an inescutcheon Sable, within an orle of the first, a representation of Baltimore’s Battle Monument Argent. Two other designs were submitted for consideration; both included the Battle Monument and the Calvert arms. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “littlebelleblue” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
Circa 1920’s Full Dress General Officer’s Visor Cap. There is very detailed bullion work around the band. Not sure who the maker is, size is about a 7 – 7-1/4. In good condition; the sweatband is worn, stained and is missing stitching about half-way around. The bullion vein work design is largely gone, but still has a great look. There are some stitches gone from the visor. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Circa 1920’s Full Dress General Officer’s Visor Cap” is in sale since Wednesday, August 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “jimmtn” and is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
WW I US ARMY Medical Cots / Stretchers 2 Red Cross Oak & Canvas Circa 1917 These medical stretchers were acquired / recovered from the basement of a nearby Catholic Church & defunct school that was built in the mid 1800’s. The 1st has a tag that reads The Telescope Cot Bed Co. & the 2nd has a brass plate which reads The Gold Medal Camp Furniture Manufacturing Co. Racine Wisconsin, contract 8/20/1917. The 2nd one does obviously have a rip in the fabric, but the fabric is complete and can be sewn back together again. There is also quite a bit of staining. One would have to assume that they are blood stains. They each have beautiful wood. One is of oak and the 2nd wood is indeterminate (at least by me). The metal appears to be a heavy gauge aluminum. The each measure 96″ long, 4″ wide and 6 thick. 21 wide when opened fully. An eclectic assortment of antique and vintage home furnishings and a range of decorative home décor and collectible items. Living environmentally friendly through the restoration and preservation of American history. Item descriptions are offered to interested buyers solely as a courtesy and make no claim as to an item(s) literal or exact condition. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from imperfections or the natural effects of aging. In the event an item contains a noted imperfection; it will either be made mention of in the item description; or made plainly visible in one of the item photos. Gift wrapping available at NO charge upon request. Item measurements and weights are approximations. Item pick-up by appointment only. If you plan on picking up the item(s) yourself. Items remaining unclaimed beyond 60 days will be re-auctioned/resold. WW I US ARMY Medical Cots / Stretchers 2 Red Cross Oak & Canvas Circa 1917. Pick-up of your item(s). Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW I US ARMY Medical Cots / Stretchers 2 Red Cross Oak & Canvas Circa 1917″ is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “celestialcollections” and is located in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Very rare WW 2 explosion proof clock. Removed from the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant in Elwood, IL during demolition in 1998. Built circa 1938 and opened in 1940. Over 50000 acre facility. Clock measures 17.5″ in diameter X 7″ deep overall. The clock ring with glass face is a 4″ projection and mechanical housing off the back of the clock has a 3″ projection. The glass face has a 13 diameter. 110 V 3 Watts 60 cycles. Also included in the sale is a 44 page mechanical blueprint of Joliet Army Arsenal Plant. Two ironic notes This is a JAAP ClocK but US made In the movie The Blues Brothers Jake was being released out of Joliet State Prison and Elwood was picking up Jake. Well Elwood was the name of the town were the entrance for JAAP was. The clock is in excellent condition runs very well and is super quiet. The item “WW 2 Explosion Proof Clock Circa 1938 USA-JAAP Crouse-Hinds CO. Blueprint” is in sale since Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “psgaitan” and is located in Grayslake, Illinois. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
All original and in excellent condition, just a little soiled. None better, recent find. The item “Very rare WWI Prussian Ersatz Helmet (circa 1914)” is in sale since Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “pk1943mickey” and is located in Levittown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
Circa 1920’s Full Dress General Officer’s Visor Cap. There is very detailed bullion work around the band. Not sure who the maker is, or the size. In good condition; the sweatband is worn, stained and is missing stitching about half-way around. The bullion vein work design is largely gone, but still has a great look. There are some stitches gone from the visor. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Circa 1920’s Full Dress General Officer’s Visor Cap” is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “jimmtn” and is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay.
A Classic Sudanese Kaskara at an affordable price. Steel, Leather and textile, circa 1930. This classic design was reputed to be based on medieval European designs and some were said to have old European blades. Many were brought to the UK after the battle of Omdurman. This piece dates from the 1930’s. I go it with a chest of French Marine Coloniale items from the 1930’s and 40’s, but no associated name. I have not done any restoration, just oiled the blade. The latter had patches of corrosion, but would clean up nicely. Thse scabbard has some splitting along the entire length were the cord pulling the leather sections of the scabbard together is coming away. Classic flared’tail’ to end of scabbard, steerl cross guard with languets, leather pommel to hilt. The item “CLASSIC SWORD SUDANESE KASKARA Circa 1930 Classic Similar Medieval European” is in sale since Saturday, October 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\European & Mediterranean\Medieval”. The seller is “redfell44″ and is located in Hove. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Region of Origin: Africa
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Iron
- Modified Item: No
- Blade Material: Carbon Steel
- Dexterity: Ambidextrous
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Type: Sword
- Color: Brown
- Authenticity: Original
Jet Pilot’s Helmet circa 1963. Plus original helmet bag. Helmet carrier bag would need zipper Helmet itself is missing some parts Missing parts and needs cleaning. Helmet was worn by my father during the last year of his pilots career. Outer shell has no cracks and is missing liner which was glued on. All snaps and clips work. Later, little brother used it as a pretend motor cycle helmet and modified it to fit his needs. I made no attempt to clean, or buff as I did not want to chance of damaging the actual surface. A beautiful piece of history worthy of being prominently displayed. The item “Jet Pilot’s Helmet circa 1963. B-57 bomber and the helmet’s carry bag” is in sale since Wednesday, October 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “looktotheskies” and is located in Springfield, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States