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WÜRTTEMBERG – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACESKU: 02-455
This is a two place medal bar for a soldier who served in the WÜRTTEMBERG army during WW I. It consists of the Friedrich August medal which was the Saxon equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Hindenburg Cross with Swords for combatants…
WÜRTTEMBERG – MÜTZE – ENLISTED MAN – ARTELLERIE – PRIVATE PURCHASESKU: 33-394 XFQ
WÜRTTEMBERG – MÜTZE – ENLISTED MAN – ARTELLERIE – PRIVATE PURCHASE
Today we offer a fine MÜTZE for an enlisted man in an artillery regiment from the Kingdom of WÜRTTEMBERG.
This is a particularly interesting example as it was privately purchased as opposed to being issued from the army depot. This resulted in a mütze that was made from better materials and was not issued and reissued to multiple men. It would also have been better cared for as this man paid for it with his own funds.
It is constructed of a fine dark blue wool. There are three red narrow trim bands. There is a wide black band which represents artillery regiments. Also, in the front we see kokarden for the Reich and Württemberg. Inside the mütze, we see a quality brown leather sweatband. The silk liner has the name of the purveyor who was located in Ulm. We also see the coat of arms for Württemberg.
The exterior condition is also quite nice. This is a top quality example.
This is a consignment item.
WÜRTTEMBERG – PAPERWEIGHT WITH MINIATURE INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 126 OFFICER’S DRESS SHOULDER BOARD –SKU: 15-74
Desk pieces of all kinds were very popular in Imperial Germany. This was especially true for officers who might have miniature swords as decorations or as letter openers, for example. In this case an officer from 8. Württemberg Infanterie-Regiment Nr 126 Große Herzog Friedrich von Baden had a paperweight made with a miniature of a dress (banjo style) shoulder board imbedded in glass. The result is a very striking desk piece that is a real attention-getter. Imagine how handsome this would look on your desk (as it will on mine until you buy it)!
WÜRTTEMBERG – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – DRAGONER-REGIMENT Nr 25SKU: 04-372
WÜRTTEMBERG – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – DRAGONER-REGIMENT Nr 25
We are very pleased to be able to offer a fine example of an officer’s pickelhaube that would have been correct for Württemberg Dragoner-Regiment Nr 25. This was one of two dragoon regiments in the Kingdom of Württemberg’s army. This regiment was raised in 1813 and garrisoned at Ludwigsburg.
The helmet has a pleasing leather body and the squared front visor typical for a dragoon regiment. The wappen and furniture for this helmet are silver, except for the officer’s stars and the chin scales, which are gilt. The wappen is particularly handsome, with a frosted finish and gentle toning. Württemberg’s Lion and Stag stand out most handsomely on this wappen, with the Württemberg Coat-of-Arms between them. The silver of the cruciform and spike are very attractive, with a superb patina. Both the state and Reich’s kokarden are present. The Württemberg kokarde is quite similar in style, if not in color, to the Saxon kokarde. [ I particularly admire the helmet’s chin scales as they are set against the other silver fittings. They seem to jump out at the observer].
Inside a gently-used leather sweatband and a green silk liner appear. Under the liner we see that this is a size “57” helmet. All of the fittings are in lovely condition under the silk liner, with no extra holes for the wappen’s installation.
This is a very pleasing example of a difficult-to-find spiked helmet for a well known regiment.