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    BRAUNSCHWEIG – BANNER WITH FLAG POLE – HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 AND INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 –

    SKU: 25-89

    $7,995.00 $6,795.00

    Over the years we have offered many special items from the Duchy of Braunschweig, one of our favorite German states. Part of this Duchy’s and its army’s allure arises from Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s and Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92’s Totenköpfe (Death’s Heads), which were displayed on their headdress and acted as their persona. To that end, today we are offering you one of the most important items ever, a veterans’ flag for both regiments. It is more than a mere veterans’ flag, however, much more. Allow me to share a regimental banner’s importance with you, as this particular banner shares some great similarities. A regimental banner was any regiment’s most important possession. This goes back to early European times, when European nations’ armies received their regimental flags/banners from their nations’ monarchs. It was personally entrusted to them by their sovereign as his representatives. To lose your regimental flag/banner in battle was a matter of grave consequence. Every man, from the lowliest private all the way up to the regiment’s commander, was shamed by its loss. Such a loss generally signaled the end of a regimental commander’s military career, and turned him into a social pariah. Regiments fought hard for their country’s honor to begin with, and fought doubly hard to protect their flags from the enemy during battle. In the English Army, for example, senior sergeants were assigned to protect the flag with special weapons. Like all regiment members, these men fought to the death to protect their regimental colors. It was…

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2672

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953) and his wife, the Duchess. He was married to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter, the former Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). Their 1913 marriage brought Braunschweig back under its own duke’s direct rule for the first time since Braunschweig was absorbed by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The Duke is wearing Braunschweig Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s uniform. The postcard was mailed in 1913, the year of their marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2274

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980. She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess (and Braunschweig Duchess) holding her eldest son, Prinz Ernst August, in 1914. The young Prinz was born earlier that year. The postcard was produced to benefit Braunschweig troops fighting in WW I. It features her reproduction autograph at the bottom of the postcard’s obverse.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – BADGE -VETERAN ASSOCIATION

    SKU: 01-881

    $85.00

    This is a most interesting Veterans’ Association Badge from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The Duchy was best known for fielding Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. These two regiments represented two of the four Imperial German regiments that displayed the dreaded Totenkopf (Death’s Head) on their headdress. This symbol, meant to strike fear into the hearts of Braunschweig’s enemies, was worn on the respective regiments’ pickelhauben, busbies (pelzmützen), mützen, and schirmmützen. The badge, which measures 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” is bordered with a wreath. The wreath features a horse’s profile, which was emblematic of the Kingdom of Hannover, as well as the Duchy of Braunschweig. The horse’s image is surrounded by the words “Braunschweiger Landwehr Verband” (Braunschweig Land Defense Association). The top of the oval-shaped badge features an open crown, while its bottom displays a cross. [It is NOT an Iron Cross, and features some rather unintelligible writing. The words “für” (obscured) then “Reich” appear on its horizontal arm. This leads us to suspect that it may be a pre WW I badge]. Two small pieces of blue and yellow ribbon edged on either side by thin red, white, and black stripes are attached behind the cross, symbolizing Braunschweig’s state colors nestled within those representing the German Empire. The badge’s reverse features a sturdy pin for attaching it to a garment.

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  • Sale! BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 - PENINSULA BANDEAU - 9 CM TALL

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – 9 CM TALL

    SKU: 18-508 XKA

    $1,295.00 $1,100.75

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – 9 CM TALL. The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 is one of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Its soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of this regiment wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet. This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet stands 3.5” (9 cm) tall which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. Directly below the Totenkopf’s crossed bones is a bandeau for “Peninsula.” The latter was the Napoleonic Wars’ campaign commanded by Great Britain’s Lord Wellington, in which IR 92 and other German regiments won great glory. The Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet measures 2.25” in diameter at the rim and 1.5” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features its manufacturer’s hallmark, in addition to a hallmark for its .935 Silver content. This is a VERY high-quality, silver-hallmarked vessel from an important regiment.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 - PENINSULA BANDEAU - .35 LITER

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – .35 LITER

    SKU: 18-506

    $1,395.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – .35 LITER. The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 is one of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Its soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of this regiment wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet. This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet can hold up to .35 Liter of your favorite beverage. It stands 5” (12 cm) tall, which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. Directly below the Totenkopf’s crossed bones is a bandeau for “Peninsula.” The latter was the Napoleonic Wars’ campaign commanded by Great Britain’s Lord Wellington, in which IR 92 and other German regiments won great glory. The Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet measures 3” in diameter at its rim and 2” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features its manufacturer’s hallmark, as well as “.35 L” for its capacity. I believe that this cup is made of “German Silver” (nickel). This is one of the finest Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 cups that I have found.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2275

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess (and Braunschweig Duchess) with her eldest son, Prinz Ernst August. The postcard shows the pair standing in front of a Christmas tree.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – HERZOGIN VIKTORIA LUISE – TWO OLDEST SONS – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-2608

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the royal family from the Duchy of Braunschweig. We see Herzog Ernst August and Herzogin Viktoria Luise, along with their two young sons, who were princes of Braunschweig. Herzog Ernst August is wearing the feldgrau attila and pants from the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Husaren-Regiment Nr 17. [We have this very uniform set offered on our ROYALTY and UNIFORM MERCHANDISE PAGES, click here to see]. The postcard was never mailed. It was produced for the benefit of the Braunschweig Veterans’ Association.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE – PRINZ OSKAR – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-2674

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953) and his wife, the Duchess. He was married to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter, the former Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). Their 1913 marriage brought Braunschweig back under its own duke’s direct rule for the first time since Braunschweig was absorbed by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The Duke is seen here with his young bride and her brother, Prinz Oskar of Prussia. The postcard was mailed in 1913, the year of their marriage.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2673

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953) and his wife, the Duchess. He was married to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter, the former Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). Their 1913 marriage brought Braunschweig back under its own duke’s direct rule for the first time since Braunschweig was absorbed by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The postcard shows the royal couple holding hands. On many of their postcards they appear to have genuinely loved one another and enjoyed being together. This did not seem to be the case with so many other German royals. The postcard was mailed in 1913, the year of their marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2273

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess (and Braunschweig Duchess) after her 1913 marriage.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – MEDAL BAR – ONE PLACE – HEINRICH THE LION SERVICE ORDER 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 02-261

    $495.00

    This is a one-place medal bar for the Heinrich the Lion Service Order 2nd Class from the Duchy of Braunschweig. This order is a silver cross measuring 1 ½” x 1 1/18.” The motto of Braunschweig appears on the four arms. A crowned “W” is in the center. The cross’s reverse is plain. It does bear .900 silver hallmarking, along with a crown and a half moon. It also displays hallmarking for the firm of Hermann Jürgens, the House Jeweler to Braunschweig’s royal family. It was located in the capital city of Braunschweig. The decoration was civil in nature. It appears on a red and yellow ribbon. The backing of the medal bar is red felt. A sturdy pin is present.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - SADDLE BLANKET EMBLEM - OFFICER

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – SADDLE BLANKET EMBLEM – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-677

    $995.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – SADDLE BLANKET EMBLEM – OFFICER Today we offer you a two piece emblem which would have been placed on the saddle blanket of his horse for one of two regiments from the Duchy of Braunschweig…….

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 - 10CM TALL

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 – 10CM TALL

    SKU: 18-507

    $1,495.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 – 10CM TALL. The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 and Husaren-Regiment 17 were two of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Their soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of both regiments wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet. Since the goblet does not sport a bandeau, it could belong to either Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 or Husaren-Regiment 17. This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 or Husaren-Regiment 17 Goblet stands 4” (10 cm) tall, which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. It does NOT display a battle campaign bandeau. It measures 3” in diameter at its rim and 1.75” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features a hallmark for “Wilkens,” a very fine German manufacturer. I believe that this cup is made of “German Silver” (nickel).

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - PICKELHAUBE - FÄHNRICH - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 - BATAILLON Nr III

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – PICKELHAUBE – FÄHNRICH – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – BATAILLON Nr III

    SKU: 04-782 XRK

    $6,495.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – PICKELHAUBE – FÄHNRICH – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – BATAILLON Nr III This is a very fine Duchy of Braunschweig Fähnrich’s (officer candidate) Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 pickelhaube. [As a comparison, Great Britain used the equivalent rank of Ensign until 1871, while the U.S. used it until 1815]. The spiked helmet is a post 1897 example, whose regiment wore two different styles of wappens prior to 1912. Until 1912, only Bataillone Nr I and Nr 2 sported the dread-inspiring Totenkopf, while Bataillon Nr III featured the running horse emblem that acknowledged their ties to Hanover. After 1912, ALL Bataillone displayed the Totenkopf. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 was founded in 1809. It was posted to Spain, where it fought with Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal against France and Napoleon. They achieved an enviable record and suffered severe casualties during the Peninsula Campaign. The helmet’s leather body is in excellent condition. One VERY minor blemish does not affect the overall presentation. The helmet’s furniture is all brass, including its chin scales, front visor trim, base plate, officers’ stars, pearl ring, and spike (the latter is quite tall). The only silver-toned exterior part is a sunburst on which features a running horse in a profile view. As the wappen is for a Fähnrich rather than an officer, it is NOT enameled as is an officer’s wappen. [PLEASE NOTE: we have a simply wonderful Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 officers’ helmet on offer]. The exterior’s final details are the correct officer’s State kokarde and an NCO’s Reich’s…

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  • Sale! PICKELHAUBE - BRAUNSCHWEIG - RESERVE OFFICER - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – PICKELHAUBE – RESERVE OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92

    SKU: 04-779 XKGJT

    $9,995.00 $8,095.00

    One of the most popular pickelhauben is for the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. This popularity stems from their use of massive Totenköpfe (Death’s Heads) that appear superimposed over their Prussian-style wappens. [PLEASE NOTE: the Totenkopf appeared on only four regiments’ headdresses. These were the 92’s sister unit, Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 (also from Braunschweig), along with the Kingdom of Prussia’s Husaren-Regiments Nr 1 and Nr 2]. This Totenkopf had NOT always appeared on all Braunschweig pickelhauben. Up until 1912, one of the regiment’s Bataillone (Nr III) had employed a beautiful, enameled wappen that featured the profile of Braunschweig’s iconic horse, while Bataillone Nr II and Nr III displayed the Totenkopf. After 1912 all Braunschweig Bataillone converted to the Totenkopf. [Many of these earlier helmets converted their “horse” wappens into Totenköpfe, which is why so few “horse” wappens still exist. That said, we have a simply gorgeous 92nd Infanterie-Regiment “horse” wappen on offer elsewhere]……

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – STEIN –  VETERAN’S – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17

    SKU: 18-441

    $1,050.00

    Braunschweig, referred to as Brunswick by the English, was a small Duchy that served as an important trade center throughout much of Germany’s earlier history. Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (1771-1815), whose father was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall, participated in the 1806 Battle of Jena, which was a major defeat of Prussia by Napoleon Bonaparte. Friedrich Wilhelm’s father was killed in the battle, and Braunschweig was taken over by France. Friedrich Wilhelm then fled to England in order to begin raising troops. After he had raised about 2,200 men, Friedrich Wilhelm returned to fight against Napoleon in 1809 with England’s Duke of Wellington……  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – PORTÉPÉE – OFFICER

    SKU: 07-130

    $795.00

    This is an UNISSUED officer’s portépée for a sword from the Duchy of Braunschweig. It was correct for officers in Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92, Husaren-Regiment Nr 17, and Braunschweig’s single artillery Bataillon. The portépée is in spectacular condition, primarily because it remains how its workshop originally prepared it. It is neatly folded over one time, with yellow thread wrapped around it. The leather is supple and fresh. It sports three rows of golden stitching. The portépée’s acorn is made of brilliant golden bullion, with a blue woven interior. This almost impossible-to-find accouterment is in very fine condition. It would make a great display. If you have a Braunschweig officer’s sword, it would look fantastic mounted on it.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE (HERZOG) ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG HOLDING FIRST SON

    SKU: 38-1423

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig with his oldest son. The Duke is wearing Braunschweig Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s uniform.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2270

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2268

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). This postcard shows the Prussian Princess shortly before her marriage. It was mailed in 1913.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2267

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a preteen. Pasted on the postcard’s reverse is another image of the young princess from a newspaper or magazine. It depicts her at an even younger age.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2265

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2263

    $10.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage. It was mailed in 1910. The postcard has a bend in its center. Its price is reduced to reflect the fault.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1306

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Herzog (Duke) Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953). Ernst August assumed Braunschweig’s throne in 1913, after his marriage earlier in the year to Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter. This pose shows Ernst August in the Interim Attila (pre feldgrau black) for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 of Braunschweig. Sitting on a table behind him is his busby with that regiment’s Totenkopf.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2271

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage.

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  • POSTCARD – 100th ANNIVERSARY – BRAUNSCHWEIG’S PARTICIPATION – BATTLE OF QUATREBRAS

    SKU: 38-2659

    $15.00

    This is a wonderful postcard that was produced in 1915 to commemorate the Battle of Quatrebras’ 100th anniversary. It had taken place on 16 June 1815. It sports likenesses of Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm and 1915’s Duke Ernst August. A monument containing a lion appears above them. At the monument’s base is Quatrebras. This battle preceded the Battle of Waterloo. At the battle Friedrich Wilhelm, also known as “The Black Duke,” was killed while leading his Hussar Regiment. The Battle of Waterloo took place two days later. The postcard, which was not mailed, was produced to benefit Braunschweig’s war aid.

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    POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 45-17

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August (1887-1953) of Braunschweig. He is wearing Braunschweig Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s attila. This postcard was not mailed.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – HENRY LION MERIT CROSS – 2nd CLASS – .900 SILVER

    SKU: 05-1747

    $250.00

    This is a topnotch example of the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Order of Henry the Lion Merit Cross 2nd Class. The Henry the Lion decoration family is Imperial Braunschweig’s primary award line. It starts with the Kette (Collar), then continues down through the Großkreuz, Breast Star, Kommandeurkreuz, and Knight’s Cross to the Ehrenzeichen….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – HENRY LION ORDER – OFFICER’S CROSS

    SKU: 08-479

    $3,495.00

    This is a truly magnificent example of the Henry the Lion Officer’s Cross from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The Henry the Lion Order was the principal decoration family from the small duchy. Braunschweig fielded one cavalry regiment, one infantry regiment, and one artillery battery. The orders from the decoration family included a Collar (Kette), Grand Crosses, Commanders Crosses, Breast Stars, Officer’s Crosses, and so on….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – SALT POT – OFFICER

    SKU: 34-26

    $695.00

    The dinner tables at officers’ messes were quite formal and elaborate, depending on the regiment. The officers’ messes at Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infantrie-Regiment Nr 92 were among the most elaborate of all of the German Army regiments. Today we are offering an officer’s salt pot from one of these two regiments. Small salt pots were used in place of salt shakers during the Imperial Period, especially in an officer’s mess. Sometimes they had a small spoon that allowed the user to sprinkle salt onto his food. Other times no spoon was used, and a simple “pinch” of salt sufficed. This pot measures 1 ½” in diameter and stands 1″ tall. As I look at it, the pot reminds me of a miniature kettle drum. It has engraving on its three sides, which reveals a great deal about this interesting dining accouterment. On one side is the name Oberleutnant von Schierstaedt. On a second side is the Wilhelm of Braunschweig’s Cypher. The third side bears the date 1 November 1901. Underneath, on the pot’s bottom, is hallmarking for .800 silver and for Jurgens, the Herzog (Duke) of Braunschweig’s house jeweler.   This piece has a lot of personality and a fabulous patina.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-306

    $250.00

    This is a very interesting and unusual two-place medal bar. On the left is the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class on the Combatant’s ribbon. On the right is the 1914 Military War Service Cross 2nd Class from the Duchy of Braunschweig. What is so interesting is that the Braunschweig Cross is on a NON COMBATANT’S ribbon. Both the decorations and the ribbons are in very fine condition. The catch is in place, but no pin appears on the reverse.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – AWARD DOCUMENT – SERVICE CROSS 2nd CLASS – HENRY THE LION

    SKU: 31-73

    $235.00

    This is an award document (urkunde) for the Service Cross 2nd Class of the Henry the Lion Decoration. The award was more a civil rather than a military decoration. The document measures 13″ x 8 1/4.” It was awarded to a man named Michaelis on 8 May 1897. At this point in history, Prinz Albrecht of Prussia was the Duchy of Braunschweig’s regent. Braunschweig, along with the Kingdom of Hannover, was annexed by Prussia in 1866 after that year’s war between Prussia and her allies against Württemberg, Baden, Saxony, and Bavaria and their allies. Thus, Hannover and Braunschweig lost their positions as separate states. This status quo remained until 1913, when Braunschweig’s Duke Ernst August married Viktoria Luise, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter. The document is quite ornate. It was signed by the State Minister of Braunschweig, with the authority of Prinz Albrecht.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – DOCUMENT AND DECORATION – WAR SERVICE CROSS 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 06-207

    $225.00

    This is the document and decoration for the War Service Cross 2nd Class from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The decoration was its equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Duchy had only one Infanterie Regiment, one Kavallerie Regiment, and one Artillerie Battery. The decoration was awarded to both the native sons of Braunschweig and other German allies. The document was issued to an Unteroffizier Furrmann. He served in Reserve-Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 19. The document was issued on 27 June 1918. The decoration is mounted on a blue and yellow, court-wrapped ribbon. It measures 13″ x 8 1/4.” This makes for a very pleasing group.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-671

    $65.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “40” for the forty years of service.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-670

    $65.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “40” for the forty years of service.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 50-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-669

    $95.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for fifty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “50” for the fifty years of service.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY (1809-1909) PENINSULA CAMPAIGN MEDAL – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 92 –

    SKU: 01-733

    $110.00

    This is a Duchy of Braunschweig veterans’ medal commemorating Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92’s 100th Anniversary of participation in the Peninsula Campaign. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 was founded in 1809 and garrisoned at Braunschweig, where it was attached to the X. Armeekorps. It served under British Field Marshal Wellington’s command during the first Napoleonic War, along with other Hanoverian regiments. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 5/16″ in diameter. Its obverse depicts Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (a.k.a. “The Black Duke”). [Friedrich Wilhelm led his Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was killed at the action’s forefront]. The medal’s reverse features the regiment ‘s totenkopf, along with the word “Peninsula” and the dates 1809-1909. [PLEASE NOTE: Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 bore the same “Peninsula” bandeau and totenkopf on their pickelhauben’s wappen. An original red, blue, and yellow ribbon is attached. The decoration is in very fine condition, overall.

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  • HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 LEATHER CHANGE PURSE – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 10-767

    $550.00

    HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 LEATHER CHANGE PURSE – BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a personal item from the Duchy of Braunschweig’s legendary Husaren-Regiment Nr 17. It is a brown leather change purse that measures 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ when closed. When the flap is opened, it measures 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4.” The flap sports brass numbers “1” and “7.” Between them is the Braunschweig-style Totenkopf (Death’s head). The change purse’s reverse displays a silver-toned device which depicts a feather wreath. The snap closure works perfectly. The leather is supple. The purse is in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – PRINCESS VICTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 45-278

    $20.00

    Princess Victoria Luise was the only daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II. At this point she was married to Ernst August of Braunschweig….    

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – BUSBY – ENLISTED MAN – PRIVATE PURCHASE – PARADE – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17

    SKU: 33-403

    $7,495.00

    This is a major prize for us. In the past we have been able to offer a similar example of an Enlisted Man busby for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 from the Duchy of Braunschweig but never quite like this one. It is a private purchase example rather than depot issued Pelmmütze. Even more importantly it is to full parade to include a correct parade bush!…..

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    PRUSSIA – WALL DECOR – ORNATELY FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM II AND HIS FAMILY

    SKU: 18-527 XRH

    $395.00 $316.00

    This is an outstanding and handsomely period framed lithograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II, his wife, sons, daughter (With her husband the Duke of Braunschweig.), and their grandsons. I have seen this particular pose on postcards which are generally in black and white. The difference in size and being in full color, makes for a striking difference. At the bottom the royals are identified. I’ll not describe the uniforms worn as this print will tell you all that you need know. This is a perfect example of a picture being worth 1,000 words!…..      

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  • PRUSSIA/HANNOVER - PICKELHAUBE / SPIKE HELMET - OFFICER - DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 16

    PRUSSIA/HANNOVER – PICKELHAUBE / SPIKE HELMET – OFFICER – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 16

    SKU: 04-822 XKGJT

    $5,995.00

    This spiked helmet is a fine example of an officer pickelhaube from 2. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 16. This regiment was a Hannoverian regiment which was founded in 1813 and saw action in the Napoleonic wars and extensively  at Waterloo. After the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 Hannover was annexed by Prussia as was Braunschweig which was a vassal state of Hannover. The regiment was garrisoned at Lüneburg and was attached to the X. Armeekorps……

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  • BADEN - PICKELHAUBE - OFFICER - INFANTRY-REGIMENT Nr 109

    BADEN – PICKELHAUBE / SPIKED HELMET – OFFICER – INFANTRY-REGIMENT Nr 109

    SKU: 04-818 XKGJT A

    $9,495.00

    This is a very fine example of a highly sought after officer pickelhaube from 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109. This elite regiment was founded in 1803 during the midst of the Napoleonic wars and was garrisoned at the capital city of Karlsruhe where it was attached to the XIV. Armeekorps. In the German army there were seven elite infantry regiments. The pickelhauben that they wore was dictinnctly different from the other line and guard regiments from their respective states. Included in this group was 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß from Prussia, Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 from Braunschweig, Königl. Sächs. 1 Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 100 from Saxony, 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109 from Baden, Leibgarde-Infanterie Regiment (1. Großherzogl.) Hessisches) Nr 115 from Hesse-Darmstadt, and Grenadier-Regiment Königin Olga (1. Württembergisches) Nr 119 from Württemberg, and Infanterie-Leib-Regiment from Bavaria. Each of the headdress from these regiments are highly sought after. The pickelhauben from Saxony and Württemberg are not as showy and hence can be purchased for a more reasonable price. The other five which include four pickelhauben and one mitre are the real stars of the headdress of infantry regiments……

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - MEDAL - WAR SERVICE - 2ND CLASS

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1719 XFQ

    $145.00

    The Braunschweig War Merit Cross, also known as the Ernst-Augustkreuz, was a military decoration of the Duchy of Brunswick. The Cross was established 23 October 1914 by Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. The cross was awarded to all ranks for distinction in war. On 20 March 1918, a first class of the Cross was created in pinback form, with the existing Cross becoming the second class. The cross was awarded on a blue ribbon with yellow stripes for combatants and on a yellow ribbon with blue stripes for non-combatants….      

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    PRUSSIA / NASSAU – STEIN – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27

    SKU: 18-437 XLO

    $850.00 $722.50

    PRUSSIA / NASSAU – STEIN – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27 It comes from a collector of veterans’ steins who recently passed away. His widow has entrusted us with finding a new home for several of his prized steins. The gentleman had an amazing eye for good quality and only acquired the “best of the best” steins. We have four of his steins in this update and hope to share more with you in the future. The very large and elaborate veteran’s stein was for a soldier who served in 1. Nassauisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 27 – Batterie Nr 4. The regiment was founded in 1833 and garrisoned at Mainz-Wiesbaden. It was assigned to the XVIII. Armeekorps. Nassau was a Duchy that was founded in 1806. It remained an independent state until 1866, when it fought on the losing side of the Austro-Prussian War and was annexed by Prussia as were the Kingdom of Hannover and the Duchy of Braunschweig. When Nassau was folded into Prussia, she had two Infanterie Regiments and one Artillerie Regiment. These all became Prussian regiments. In 1897, Kaiser Wilhelm granted the two Nassau Infanterie Regiments their Battle of Waterloo bandeaux, (the battle honors worn on the pickelhauben’s wappen of their from their participation at the 1815 battle). As the Artillerie Regiment was not formed until 1833, their kugelhelme wappens remained unadorned. The porcelain stein’s overall height is 12.” A soldier standing beside a cannon adorns the pewter lid. Its thumb device features a rampant crowned lion. An inscription…

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  • GREAT BRITAIN – WALKING STICK – 17TH LANCERS

    SKU: 10-873 XRV

    $2,295.00

    I am sure you are wondering why in the world we are offering an item attributed to a British cavalry regiment, but read on]! The regiment is best-known as one of the regiments attached to a cavalry brigade during the Crimean War. [Are you starting to tingle yet]? Yes, it was one of the regiments that formed the Light Brigade involved in the famous incident recounted in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1854 narrative poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” It took place during the Crimean War (1853-1856), which pitted England, France, Sardinia, and Turkey against Russia. This costly war saw the loss of at least 750,000 lives. The Light Brigade’s charge took place on 25 October 1854. The Brigade consisted of 670 officers and men from the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, the 8th and 11th Hussars, and the 17th Lancers, five very small and under-strength regiments. Through miscommunication, they were ordered to attack Russian positions consisting of some twenty infantry battalions and a large number of cannons. The charge took the Light Brigade through a valley wherein they were surrounded by Russian troops on three sides. The result of the charge was disastrous. Out of the 670 men, 110 were killed and 161 were wounded. The horses fared even worse, with some 350 killed during, or destroyed after, the battle. This was the 17th Lancers’ greatest claim to fame. The regiment was originally founded in 1759, and was known as the Duke of Cambridge’s Own or the 18th Regiment…

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  • SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – KÖNIGL. SÄCHS. 1. LEIB-GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 100 – WITH PARADE BUSH

    SKU: 04-677

    $5,495.00

    SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE – OFFIZIER’S – KÖNIGL. SÄCHS. 1. LEIB-GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 100 – WITH PARADE BUSH The Imperial German Army had several elite Infanterie Regiments that were considered the crème de la crème infantry contingents that they fielded. Other elite regiments that also boasted unique pickelhauben are listed below. Prussia – 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. Braunschweig – Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. Baden – 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109. Hesse-Darmstadt – Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. Großherzogl. Hessisches ) Nr 115. Württemberg – Grenadier-Regiment Königin Olga (1. Württembergisches) Nr 119. Bavaria – Infanterie-Leib-Regiment. The subject of our offering today is a fine Offizier’s Königl. Sächs 1. Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 100 Pickelhaube from the Kingdom of Saxony. While perhaps not as showy as some of the other pickelhauben that display enamel highlights, this pickelhaube is very different in an understated and elegant way. The high-quality spiked helmet’s leather body is in very fine condition. Its leather is quite handsome and supple. The wappen consists of a silver sunburst with Saxony’s golden Coat-of-Arms in its center. It is the opposite of Saxon Line-Regiments’ golden sunburst against a silver Coat-of-Arms. Also, ALL of its furniture is silver, where a Line-Regiments is gold, including the correct flat chin scales for Infanterie Pickelhauben, the spike base, the officers’ stars, trim, and so on. The helmet comes with a straight, silver trichter to which a full and beautiful parade bush has been mounted. The bush is VERY full. We curry-combed it a bit so that it just flows over all the helmet’s…

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