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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-2657

    $25.00

    This is an intriguing color postcard that features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother Heinrich, Großadmiral and Prince of Prussia (1862-1929). Heinrich was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s six großadmirals during its existence. Here, Heinrich appears resplendent in his gala uniform, complete with all his bestowed orders and decorations. His portrait is small and contained within a laurel leaf wreath. The portrait is inserted within a painting by Professor Willy Stöwer, one of Germany’s most famous naval painters at the time. The painting features the fleet’s flagship, the S.M.S. Deutschland, at Kiel. Please note: below Prinz Heinrich’s portrait is his flag denoting he is an admiral, AND a flag proclaiming him a House of Hohenzollern prince. The latter flag was flown on any vessel on which a prince traveled. [We currently are offering such a flag on our FLAG MERCHANDISE PAGE, ROYALTY MERCHANDISE PAGE, and NAVY MERCHANDISE PAGE. Click on any of these three page titles to see it]. Finally, the postcard displays the reproduction signatures of Prinz Heinrich and two other personages. It was not mailed.

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  • PRUSSIA – GROUPING – GROßADMIRAL HANS von KOESTER’S PERSONAL EFFECTS GROUP – INCLUDING EPAULETTES/FORE AND AFT CAP/ETC

    SKU: 13-875

    $29,995.00

    I first offered this group over a decade ago. The fellow who has owned it since then recently changed his area of interest, so I was thrilled to take it back in trade. (Items like this just do NOT become available often). Hans von Koester was one of six Imperial Period men (five Germans and one Swede) appointed as a Großadmiral. The rank was created in 1901, with Kaiser Wilhelm II (naturally) appointing himself the first rank holder. King Oskar II of Sweden was granted the same rank that year as a ceremonial gesture. Listed below are the six men who held the rank from 1901 until the empire’s end in 1918. 1901 – Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941) 1901 – King Oskar II of Sweden (1829–1907) 28 June 1905 – Hans von Koester (1844–1928) 4 September 1909 – HRH Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (1862–1929) 27 January 1911 – Alfred von Tirpitz (1849–1930)* [*Promoted on an Honorary Basis without Patent] 31 May 1918 – Henning von Holtzendorff (1853–1919) The first two recipients were ceremonial appointments rather than direct commands. The third appointee, Hans von Koester, was the first “operational” admiral to receive the rank. He was promoted to Großadmiral in 1905 as a reward for his long service. He actually retired the following year (1906). The next to receive the rank was Prinz Heinrich, (one of whose tunics and officer’s summer schirmütze we are proud to offer). Heinrich held direct command in the Kaiserliche Marine and was a royal, so his…

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-1126

    $20.00

    This pose is from a charcoal sketch of Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (1862-1929). Heinrich was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. He was a Großadmiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. At the postcard’s bottom are a reproduced 1916 message and signature from Großadmiral Prinz Heinrich. He is wearing a PLM at his throat.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH OF PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-2665

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Heinrich of Prussia in a charcoal or ink sketch. Prinz Heinrich was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was one of the six großadmiral’s created by the Kaiserliche Marine. He commanded the German Navy in the Baltic against the Russians during WW I. This was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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    PRINZ HEINRICH – PREUßEN

    SKU: 45-02

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother, Prinz Heinrich. Heinrich was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s six großadmirals. During WW I, he commanded the German fleet in the Baltic against the Russians. Here, he is shown from the chest up in the Kaiserliche Marine’s gala admiral’s uniform. Below his image is a message from Prinz Heinrich, along with a reproduction signature. It is dated 1914. The reverse reveals the postcard was produced for the German Red Cross’s benefit. We further see that it was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH DRIVING AN AUTOMOBILE

    SKU: 45-219

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Heinrich of Prussia driving an automobile. Heinrich was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother, and one of Germany’s most-popular royals. He is seen here at an event in Lübeck. Heinrich was a supporter of aviation and automobiles in Germany well before WW I. He continued to have some involvement with automobiles after the war. He was also an inventor. The postcard mailed in 1907.

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  • GERMANY - POSTCARD - SEAPLANE - MARINE FLIEGER

    GERMANY – POSTCARD – SEAPLANE – MARINE FLIEGER

    SKU: 43-371

    $35.00

    This a full color postcard of A German seaplane in flight. There is no identification as to type. There is a note at the bottom which is headed by “Marine Flieger” (Navy plane). At the very bottom is mention of Prinz Heinrich of Prussia. He was the younger brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II and a Großadmiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. Heinrich was an enthusiastic aviation and automobile buff….

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  • BREAD/DESSERT PLATE FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB (KYC) RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. IDUNA.

    SKU: 20-341

    $1,395.00

    This is a very rare bread or dessert plate from his racing sloop, the S. M. Y. Iduna. The Kaiser was an avid sailor. He had a special place in his heart for his Navy AND his personal yachts. Although the Kaiser employed the luxurious S. M. Y. Hohenzollern to travel all over Europe and the Middle East with his family and various guests, the S. M. Y. Iduna was reserved for yacht racing and activities associated with the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club (KYC), in which he served as Commodore. The KYC had its origins in a yacht club originally founded in 1887 for Kiel’s naval officers. It had been known as the Marine-Regatta-Verein, and its original patron was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was a serving officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and a yachting enthusiast. [He later rose to the rank of Großadmiral and commanded the German naval forces based in Kiel against the Russians]. In 1891, the club was opened to civilians as well as naval officers. Industrialist and arms manufacturer Alfred Krupp, along with other well-known Germans, joined the group. The members then asked Kaiser Wilhelm II to become its patron and renamed it the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. [Naval officers revived the Marine-Regatta-Verein in 1928, and it continued to exist into WW II. It was disbanded by the Allies after the war, then re-founded in 1972 as the Marine-Regatta-Verein im Deutschen Marinebund e.V., and continues to this day]. Today we are offering a fantastic…

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  • SALAD PLATE FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB (KYC) RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. IDUNA

    SKU: 20-340

    $1,495.00

    This is a very rare salad plate from the S. M. Y. Iduna, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s racing sloop. The Kaiser was an avid sailor. He had a special place in his heart for his Navy AND his personal yachts. Although the Kaiser employed the luxurious S. M. Y. Hohenzollern to travel all over Europe and the Middle East with his family and various guests, the S. M. Y. Iduna was reserved for yacht racing and activities associated with the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club (KYC), in which he served as Commodore. The KYC had its origins in a yacht club originally founded in 1887 for Kiel’s naval officers. It had been known as the Marine-Regatta-Verein, and its original patron was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was a serving officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and a yachting enthusiast. [He later rose to the rank of Großadmiral and commanded the German naval forces based in Kiel against the Russians]. In 1891, the club was opened to civilians as well as naval officers. Industrialist and arms manufacturer Alfred Krupp, along with other well-known Germans, joined the group. The members then asked Kaiser Wilhelm II to become its patron and renamed it the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. [Naval officers revived the Marine-Regatta-Verein in 1928, and it continued to exist into WW II. It was disbanded by the Allies after the war, then re-founded in 1972 as the Marine-Regatta-Verein im Deutschen Marinebund e.V., and continues to this day]. Today we are offering a fantastic…

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  • DINNER PLATE FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB (KYC) RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. IDUNA

    SKU: 20-339

    $2,495.00

    This is a very rare dinner plate from the S. M. Y. Iduna, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s racing sloop. The Kaiser was an avid sailor. He had a special place in his heart for his Navy AND his personal yachts. Although the Kaiser employed the luxurious S. M. Y. Hohenzollern to travel all over Europe and the Middle East with his family and various guests, the S. M. Y. Iduna was reserved for yacht racing and activities associated with the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club (KYC), in which he served as Commodore. The KYC had its origins in a yacht club originally founded in 1887 for Kiel’s naval officers. It had been known as the Marine-Regatta-Verein, and its original patron was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was a serving officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and a yachting enthusiast. [He later rose to the rank of Großadmiral and commanded the German naval forces based in Kiel against the Russians]. In 1891, the club was opened to civilians as well as naval officers. Industrialist and arms manufacturer Alfred Krupp, along with other well-known Germans, joined the group. The members then asked Kaiser Wilhelm II to become its patron and renamed it the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. [Naval officers revived the Marine-Regatta-Verein in 1928, and it continued to exist into WW II. It was disbanded by the Allies after the war, then re-founded in 1972 as the Marine-Regatta-Verein im Deutschen Marinebund e.V., and continues to this day]. Today we are offering a fantastic…

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  • BREAD PLATE FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. IDUNA WITH KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB (KYC)

    SKU: 20-330

    $1,395.00

    Kaiser Wilhelm II was an avid sailor. He had a special place in his heart for his Navy AND his personal yachts. Today we are offering a very rare dinner plate from his racing sloop, the S. M. Y. Iduna. He raced it with the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club (KYC). The latter had its origins in a yacht club originally founded in 1887 for Kiel’s naval officers. It was known as the Marine-Regatta-Verein, and its original patron was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was a serving officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and a yachting enthusiast. [He later rose to the rank of Großadmiral and commanded the German naval forces based in Kiel against the Russians]. In 1891, the club was opened to civilians as well as naval officers. Industrialist and arms manufacturer Alfred Krupp, along with other well-known Germans, joined the group. They asked Kaiser Wilhelm II to become the patron and renamed it the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. [Naval officers revived the Marine-Regatta-Verein in 1928, and it continued to exist into WW II. It was disbanded by the Allies after the war, then re-founded in 1972 as the Marine-Regatta-Verein im Deutschen Marinebund e.V., and continues to this day]. Today we are offering a fantastic dinner plate that was part of the Kaiser’s personal table service when aboard the S. M. Y. Iduna. [PLEASE NOTE: Wilhelm II’s wife, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria, had her own tableware for the S. M. Y. Iduna. We are fortunate enough to hold a…

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  • SALAD/DESSERT PLATE FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. IDUNA WITH KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB (KYC)

    SKU: 20-329

    $1,250.00

    Kaiser Wilhelm II was an avid sailor. He had a special place in his heart for his Navy AND his personal yachts. Today we are offering a very rare dinner plate from his racing sloop, the S. M. Y. Iduna. He raced it with the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club (KYC). The latter had its origins in a yacht club originally founded in 1887 for Kiel’s naval officers. It was known as the Marine-Regatta-Verein, and its original patron was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was a serving officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and a yachting enthusiast. [He later rose to the rank of Großadmiral and commanded the German naval forces based in Kiel against the Russians]. In 1891, the club was opened to civilians as well as naval officers. Industrialist and arms manufacturer Alfred Krupp, along with other well-known Germans, joined the group. They asked Kaiser Wilhelm II to become the patron and renamed it the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. [Naval officers revived the Marine-Regatta-Verein in 1928, and it continued to exist into WW II. It was disbanded by the Allies after the war, then re-founded in 1972 as the Marine-Regatta-Verein im Deutschen Marinebund e.V., and continues to this day]. Today we are offering a fantastic dinner plate that was part of the Kaiser’s personal table service when aboard the S. M. Y. Iduna. [PLEASE NOTE: Wilhelm II’s wife, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria, had her own tableware for the S. M. Y. Iduna. We are fortunate enough to hold a…

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  • DINNER PLATE FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. IDUNA WITH KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB (KYC)

    SKU: 20-328

    $2,495.00

    Kaiser Wilhelm II was an avid sailor. He had a special place in his heart for his Navy AND his personal yachts. Today we are offering a very rare dinner plate from his racing sloop, the S. M. Y. Iduna. He raced it with the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club (KYC). The latter had its origins in a yacht club originally founded in 1887 for Kiel’s naval officers. It was known as the Marine-Regatta-Verein, and its original patron was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Wilhelm II’s younger brother. Heinrich was a serving officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and a yachting enthusiast. [He later rose to the rank of Großadmiral and commanded the German naval forces based in Kiel against the Russians]. In 1891, the club was opened to civilians as well as naval officers. Industrialist and arms manufacturer Alfred Krupp, along with other well-known Germans, joined the group. They asked Kaiser Wilhelm II to become the patron and renamed it the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. [Naval officers revived the Marine-Regatta-Verein in 1928, and it continued to exist into WW II. It was disbanded by the Allies after the war, then re-founded in 1972 as the Marine-Regatta-Verein im Deutschen Marinebund e.V., and continues to this day]. Today we are offering a fantastic dinner plate that was part of the Kaiser’s personal table service when aboard the S. M. Y. Iduna. [PLEASE NOTE: Wilhelm II’s wife, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria, had her own tableware for the S. M. Y. Iduna. We are fortunate enough to hold a…

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – FÜSILIER-REGIMENT Nr 35

    SKU: 23-295

    $250.00

    This is a pair of hauptmann’s shoulder boards from Füsilier-Regiment Prinz Heinrich von Preußen (Brandenburgisches) Nr 35. This is one of the elite regiments in the German army in which Prinz Heinrich served as the Regimental Chef. These shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety. It is clear that they have been removed from a tunic at some point. Each of the shoulder boards sports the gilt regimental number and a hauptmann’s twin, gilt pips.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-1129

    $20.00

    This pose is from a color painting of Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (1862-1929). Heinrich was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. He was a Großadmiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. In this pose he is wearing an admiral’s uniform.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-1125

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    This pose is from a charcoal sketch of Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (1862-1929). Heinrich was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. He was a Großadmiral in the Kaiserliche Marine.

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    PRINZ HEINRICH – PREUßEN

    SKU: 45-03

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother, Prinz Heinrich. Heinrich was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s six großadmirals. During WW I, he commanded the German fleet in the Baltic against the Russians. In this postcard he is wearing the Royal Motor Club’s uniform. [Interestingly, the organization had its own dagger, very similar to a naval dagger]. The postcard was mailed from Hannover in 1912.

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    PRINZ HEINRICH – PREUßEN

    SKU: 45-01

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother, Prinz Heinrich. Heinrich was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s six großadmirals. During WW I, he commanded the German fleet in the Baltic against the Russians. Here, he is shown from the waist up in the Kaiserliche Marine’s gala admiral’s uniform. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH AND FAMILY

    SKU: 45-72

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prince Heinrich of Prussia, his wife, and two sons. It is a pre war photograph. Heinrich was very popular with the German people as he was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH AND HIS FAMILY

    SKU: 45-218

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Heinrich of Prussia and his family. Heinrich was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother, and one of Germany’s most-popular royals. He has been photographed wearing civilian attire in a garden. He is seated with his wife and their two young sons. One served in the Army and the other in the Navy during WW I. The photograph was taken during WW I. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – “LAST MAN” AT BATTLE OF FALKLAND ISLANDS

    SKU: 44-82

    $15.00

    This is a postcard. When WW I began, Vizeadmiral Graf Maximilian von Spee (1861-1914) commanded the German East Asian Squadron stationed in China. After war broke out, he determined that his situation in Asia was not sustainable. He detached the S. M. S. Emden from his force to attack allied shipping in the Indian Ocean. [She was very successful until she met her match in the H.M.A.S. Sydney]. Meanwhile, von Spee sailed his squadron’s balance across the Pacific, with the goal of returning to Germany. En route, his group engaged a British Squadron off Chile’s coast in the Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914, sinking two British Cruisers. On 8 December 1914, von Spee’s squadron met a vastly superior British flotilla. In the ensuing battle, only two of Spee’s smaller ships escaped. All the others were sunk. Spee, his two young sons (officers Otto and Heinrich von Spee), and 2,200 other Germans went down with their ships. [In 1934, the German Kriegsmarine named a pocket battleship after the vizeadmiral. Ironically, the Admiral Graf Spee was acting as a (very successful) raider in the South Atlantic when she attracted a British squadron’s interest. The British and the Admiral Graf Spee had an intense interaction wherein the Graf Spee damaged all three British ships. Although the damage the Graf Spee suffered was not critical, it diminished her ability to break out of the Montevideo (Uruguay) harbor. Ultimately, the ship was scuttled in the River Plate on 17 December 1939. Her commander,…

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    KÜSTENPANZERSCHIFF S. M. S. BEOWULF POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-111

    $20.00

    The S. M. S. Beowulf was a part of the “Siegfried” class of coastal defense ships. She was commissioned in 1892 at the beginning of the Kaiserliche Marine’s “battleship era.” Interestingly, her first commander was Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s brother. At the time, Heinrich was a Kapitän zur See (his U.S. Navy equivalent today might command an aircraft carrier). [Prinz Heinrich later rose to the rank of Großadmiral, one of six in the Kaiserliche Marine]. The Beowulf was modernized early in the 20th Century, but in reality she did not have sufficient artillery to be a real threat. When WW I began, she was used for coastal defense. Late in the war she served as an U-Boot target ship and as an icebreaker in the Baltic. After the war, she was scrapped. The postcard shows her in profile entering a port or channel. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • SAXONY – FRACK BAR – THREE PLACE

    SKU: 02-226

    $550.00

    This is a three-place Frack Bar. From left to right, it features the following decorations: Nine-Year Long-Service Award for NCO’s/Enlisted Men Saxony. 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Military Heinrich Medal in Silver – Saxony. (This is one of the lower classes of the Military Heinrich Order, which includes Breast Stars, Knight’s Crosses, etc. It is NOT an easy decoration to find. It is made of SILVER). The medals and ribbons are in very good condition. When you look at the Frack Bar, you will see exposed metal on the frame. This occurred as the bar was produced. When one wore the bar with a suit coat, it was pushed under the lapel and was not visible.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELINSAILING OVER (ALLEGED) KAISER WILHELM II’S RACING SLOOP S. M. Y. METEOR.

    SKU: 21-323 A

    $250.00

    Kaiser Wilhelm II was a man with a passion for the sea. His Kaiserliche Marinewas his pride and joy. He and his Chief of the Admiralty, von Tirpitz, had grand plans to expand the Navy and challenge England on the high seas. Of course, the problem here was that the British also had great pride in their Navy and were well aware that it was their key means of strengthening their overseas possessions and holding on to the shipping lanes. So, if the Germans built four battleships, the English built eight even bigger and better than what the Germans had produced, which challenged the Germans to up the ante. This was a game that Germany could never win, however. By the time the Great War began, all the battleships that had been built on both sides from 1900 to 1905 were obsolete and relegated to secondary roles as they were no longer fit for front-line duty. In addition to his love for his Navy, the Kaiser enjoyed the sea in other roles. He spent long periods of time aboard his royal yacht the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern. From the time that the yacht was commissioned in 1892 until it was laid up when WW I began in 1914, he spent a total of more than five solid years onboard. Much of this was spent in Norway anchored in a fjord with a German warship accompanying him. The Kaiser was also a yachtsman and served as the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club’s (KYC)…

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  • GERMANY – BOOK – FLIEGER DES WELTKRIEGES

    SKU: 16-59

    $95.00

    This was a six-volume series about the principal pilots, observers, etc. (PLM-winners) of WW I. Published in 1941, these are quite difficult to find. I have found one or two of them before, but never three of the six volumes. They are quite interesting and would be a welcome addition to a WW I aviation collection. Only ONE volume is left! * Volume 3. Has a drawing of Heinrich Bongartz on the cover. Inside we find descriptions and drawings of Ernst Brandenburg, Julius Buckler, Hans-Joachim Buddecke, Franz Büchner, Walter von Bülow, Friedrich Christiansen, Carl Degelow, Albert Dossenbach, Eduard Ritter von Dostler, Hermann Fricke, Heinrich Gontermann, Robert Ritter von Griem, Wilhelm Griebsch, and Jürgen von Grone.

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  • KRIEGSTAGBUCH – TORPEDOBOOTS

    SKU: 13-727

    $450.00

    This is a Kriegstagbuch (daily war book) for a squadron of Torpedoboots. The log covers the period of 1-12 May 1918. The commander (Kommodore) of the squadron was Kapitän zur See Heinrich. The document measures 13″ x 8 1/4.” It has nine pages. The log carries a day-by-day (and by hour, where necessary) account of the squadron’s activities. It was often spilt up into “half-flotillas.” At the end of the report, which is marked “Secret,” Heinrich has signed his name in pencil. It is a very interesting report and great for research.

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - LEUTNANT HEINRICH BONGARTZ  - NR 603

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT HEINRICH BONGARTZ  – NR 603

    SKU: 42-276

    $85.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 603 of Leutnant Heinrich Bongartz (1892-1946). During WW I he scored thirty-three confirmed victories. He received the Orden Pour le Mérite personally from Kaiser Wilhelm II in December 1917. He was wounded five times. He also served in the Luftwaffe…..

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  • PRUSSIA - POSTCARD - VIZEADMIRAL MAXIMILIAN GRAF VON SPEE - NAVY

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – VIZEADMIRAL MAXIMILIAN GRAF VON SPEE – NAVY

    SKU: 44-333

    $20.00

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – VIZEADMIRAL MAXIMILIAN GRAF VON SPEE – NAVY. This postcard depicts one of WW I Germany’s great naval heroes, Vizeadmiral Maximilian Graf von Spee (1861-1914). He was serving as the commander of Germany’s East Asian Squadron when war broke out in August 1914. Knowing that his situation in China was untenable, von Spee decided to return the East Asian Squadron to Germany. As the Squadron made its way across the Pacific, it met up with the British 4th Cruiser Squadron off the coast of Chile in what became the Battle of Coronel. Von Spee and his Squadron were victorious in that encounter. After seeking shelter at Valparaiso, they rounded the tip of South America to enter the South Atlantic. In December 1914, the Squadron engaged a stronger British fleet in the Battle of the Falkland Islands, which ended disastrously for the Germans. Graf von Spee, along with his two young, junior-officer sons, Otto and Heinrich, and 2,200 German sailors, died during the lopsided battle. This postcard depicts Graf von Spee from the chest up, wearing his visor cap. The postcard is in excellent condition and has never been mailed.  

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  • PATRIOTIC PORCELAIN WINE GOBLET - FROM NOTED FIRM H & C SELB

    GERMANY – WINE GOBLET – FROM NOTED FIRM H & C SELB

    SKU: 18-502

    $95.00

    PATRIOTIC PORCELAIN WINE GOBLET – FROM NOTED FIRM H & C SELB This porcelain wine goblet is in good condition. It stands 5” tall, is 3.5” in diameter at the rim, and 2.5” in diameter at the base. It sports a row of colorful blue, green, and black flowers beginning at the rim. A trim band of Imperial Germany’s red, white, and black national colors separates that row from a row of golden oak leaves. The latter sits above the words “Zum Andenken Kriegsjahr 1914/17″ (To Commemorate the War Years 1914/17), which are underscored by two lines of fine, gold trim. The hallmark for H & C Selb, Bavaria appears underneath on the base. Heinrich and Company is a Bavarian firm located in Selb, Bavaria, which was founded in 1903. It remains in business today under the ownership of Villeroy & Boch AG. The piece sports vibrant colors with no chipping, and is fine condition, overall. This goblet is value-priced!

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  • GERMANY – TABLE MEDAL – COMMEMORATING LEIPZIG’S VÖLKERSCHLACHT DENKMAL DEDICATION

    SKU: 27-65

    $95.00

    The bronze table medal measures 1½” in diameter. The monument is depicted on the table medal’s obverse, along with information about its dedication. Its reverse sports a Germanic Knight with sword and shield. The medal comes in its original purchase carton, which measures 7/16″ x 1 ¾” x 1 ¾.” The dates 1813 and 1913 appear on the upper lid’s exterior. It was produced for the benefit of the Deutscher Patriotenbund by the Leipzig firm of Heinrich Schneider, a House Jeweler to Saxony’s King……

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  • SAXE-WEIMAR – WILHELM-ERNST KRIEGSKREUZ

    SKU: 08-574

    $2,295.00

    The Order of Heinrich the Lion from Braunschweig and the White Falcon family from the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach are two of my favorite families of orders and decorations. In both cases, it is the superb enamel work and attention to detail that attracts me. That said, I must admit that my favorite is the White Falcon (Weißen Falken)…  

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  • FRAMED PHOTO - S.M.S. VINETA - LIFE PRESERVER SHAPED

    FRAMED PHOTO – S.M.S. VINETA – LIFE PRESERVER SHAPED

    SKU: 13-1038

    $95.00

    FRAMED PHOTO – S.M.S. VINETA – LIFE PRESERVER SHAPED. The S.M.S. Vineta was considered a Große Kreuzer (Heavy Cruiser), the forerunner of the Hochseeflotte’s battle cruisers. The ship was commissioned in 1899 as one of the Viktoria Luise Class’s five ships. [Viktoria Luise was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter, who married Braunschweig’s Herzog Ernst August]. The ship saw service in the West Indies, South America, Africa and even made port in the USA at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Newport News, Virginia. She also occasionally accompanied the Kaiser as an honor vessel when he summered in Norway aboard his royal yacht, the S.M.S. Hohenzollern. All of the Viktoria Luise Class’s five ships underwent modernization between 1905 to 1910. Part of the latter process was converting from three funnels to two. Our photo shows the ship with its original three funnels, indicating that it dates prior to 1905. When WW I began, the Vineta was assigned to coastal defense in the Baltic under Großadmiral Prinz Heinrich’s command (he was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother). She did not serve in this role for long, then was anchored at Kiel to serve as a floating barracks for U-Boot crews while they were in port. She was scrapped in 1920. Today we are offering a photograph of the S.M.S. Vineta that is framed within a life preserver replica. These frames were quite popular among sailors and their families. The frame measures 4 ¾” in diameter, while the photo within measures 3 ½” in diameter. The…

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  • PRUSSIA – AUTOGRAPHED LETTER – PRINZ HEINRICH

    SKU: 19-92

    $175.00

    This is an original letter written by Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (1862-1929)……

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  • PRUSSIA - POSTCARD - PRINZESSIN VICTORIA MARGARETE

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VICTORIA MARGARETE

    SKU: 38-2358

    $15.00

    This postcard depicts Prinzessin Victoria Margarete of Prussia (1890-1923). Her father was Prinz Friedrich Leopold (1865-1931), who was Prinz Friedrich Karl’s (1828-1885) son. Through her mother, Victoria was a niece of Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, Wilhelm II’s wife. She married Prinz Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz (1879-1942) in May 1913. They divorced on July 14, 1922. She died a year later at age 33. The princess certainly loved BIG picture hats! In this photo, she is wearing a sash and feather concoction with a fur-collared coat and matching fur muff.  

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ ERNST HEINRICH – SAXONY

    SKU: 45-149

    $20.00

    This postcard shows a very young Prinz Ernst Heinrich (1896-1971) from the Kingdom of Saxony. He was König Friedrich August III’s third and youngest son. He served in an assorted number of military positions during WW I. The photo shows him as a very young leutnant of approximately 10-12 years of age. The postcard was not mailed.

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    PRINZESSIN IRENE – WIFE – PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-2432

    $15.00

    Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (Irene Luise Maria Anna) (1866 – 1953) was the third child and third daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. Her maternal grandparents were Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert. She was married to Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – FAMILY

    SKU: 38-1966

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Heinrich of Prussia, his wife, and two sons.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – GROßADMIRAL’S UNIFORM – VON HINDENBURG

    SKU: 38-231

    $20.00

    This is a postcard, NPG Nr 5349, that shows Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (the younger brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II) in the uniform of a Großadmiral, shaking hands with Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – GROßADMIRAL’S UNIFORM

    SKU: 38-1640

    $20.00

    This is a very smart-looking color postcard of Prinz Heinrich of Preußen, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. He is wearing a großadmiral’s gala uniform.

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    PRINZ HEINRICH – WIFE

    SKU: 38-2536

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Heinrich of Prussia (1862-1929) and his wife, Princess Irene (1866-1953) of Hesse by Rhine. He is dressed in a Navy admiral’s uniform. He was one of only six großadmirals ever created in the Kaiserliche Marine. The postcard was produced to benefit a children’s hospital, a special charity of the Prince. The postcard was never mailed.

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    POSTCARD – PRUSSIAN PRINZ HEINRICH

    SKU: 45-132

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Kaiser’s younger brother, Prinz Heinrich, in profile. He is wearing a Grand Admiral’s uniform, complete with the Orden Pour le Mérite at his neck. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD FOR KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. HAMBURG

    SKU: 44-163

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the Kleiner Kreuzer (light cruiser) S. M. S. Hamburg. She was a part of the Bremen Kleiner Kreuzer Klasse. During the 20th Century’s first ten years she was in constant use as a escort ship for Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal yacht, the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern. During WW I she served as a U-Boot flotilla commander’s flagship during operations around Helgoland Island and the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). The postcard shows the vessel sailing under a bridge, with Prinz Heinrich of Prussia aboard. It was never used

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  • PRUSSIA – ÜBERROCK – ADMIRAL – NAVY – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 13-970

    $6,495.00

    This is an amazing find for us at Der Rittmeister Militaria. Today we are offering a very special, full Admiral’s überrock. Finding tunics for General Officers is a hard task, although we are proud that our current inventory boasts tunics or complete General’s uniforms for Prussia, Württemberg, Saxony, and Braunschweig. Finding tunics for Kaiserliche Marine Admiräle is indeed a daunting task. Even tunics for junior officers are NOT easy to find. [We were blessed in the past to offer none other than Großadmiral Prinz Heinrich of Prussia’s überrock]. The Kaiserliche Marine possessed only four Admiräle levels. Unlike the Imperial German Army, which featured five Generals’ levels, the Navy did not sport a Generaloberst’s equivalent (the Army’s Generaloberst being its highest rank). The Navy Admiräle ranks included the four positions listed below, in lowest-to-highest order. Konteradmiral Vizeadmiral Admiral Großadmiral For the most part, Admiral was the Kaiserliche Marine’s highest operational/tactical rank. Of the six men who achieved the Großadmiral’s rank, only ONE actually commanded fleet operations: Prinz Heinrich, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s younger brother. He commanded activities in the Baltic during WW I, and did not achieve his rank until 1909. The rest of the six included two who commanded the overall Kaiserliche Marine (Alfred von Tirpitz [1911] and Henning von Holtzendorff [1918]), and whose official titles were “State Secretaries of the Imperial Navy Office.” Another, Hans von Koester, received the rank in 1905, primarily as a thank-you when he was approaching retirement. The final two recipients were royals (Kaiser Wilhelm II…

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    PHOTO ALBUM TO A MEMBER OF THE 1st KOMPAGNIE OF THE GARDE-SCHÜTZEN-Bataillon

    SKU: 10-271

    $395.00

    This is a marvelous oversized album to a man ( who served in the Garde-Schützen Bataillon from 1905-1907. The quality of pre WW I albums like these far exceed war time examples. The cover of the album which measures 14 ½” x 11 ½” is very decorative and ornate. It has a Royal Cypher, a colored regimental standard, and ” I. Comp. 1905-1907. Inside the album on the title page is the name of the man, Heinrich Warch) and the basic information on his service. This album was professionally produced and a photograph of him. Inside the album are professional taken photographs of the Officers and Men of the Company. There are a total of twenty three high quality photos (these were not taken by an amateur photographer with a Brownie) within the album but most are of a larger format and are on a page of their own. These larger photos measure 6″ x 8″ and each are matted on the page to properly frame them. There are several photographs of the men in training and at ease together. The photographs of the Officers are particularly interesting as they represent tremendous uniform studies of what was worn in a Garde-Schützen organization. This unit was a very elite Bataillon that was sponsored by the Hohenzollern household and it was a tremendous honor to serve in it. Included with the album is a document which has the unit rubber stamp on it. It is signed by a Hauptmann who was the…

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    S. M. S. KAISERIN SAILOR’S FRAMED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGE

    SKU: 40-582

    $150.00

    This is a most interesting photographic collage of a sailor who served aboard the S. M. S. Kaiserin. The Kaiserin was a part of the four-ship “Kaiser” Battleship Class. She was commissioned in 1913 and participated in many naval actions during WW I. Most important, she participated in the Battle of Jutland, which took place on 31 May 1916. The collage’s center shows a sailor in his dress tunic. It is quite clear that he belonged to the S. M. S. Kaiserin’s crew. Surrounding the ship are other bits and pieces that include Kaiser Wilhelm II and his younger brother, Prinz Heinrich. Both men are in an admiral’s gala (dress) uniform. Below the sailor we see a line of battleships at speed. The collage’s frame is a real attention-getter. It measures 4 1/4″ x 6 ½.” It sports a classy shade of brown, and its four, beautiful, rounded corners simply take one’s eyes hostage! The frame’s interior measurements are 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8.” Its reverse has two places from which it could be hung from a wall. It also has an easel that allows the frame to be set up on a flat surface. You will truly enjoy this one!

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  • GERMANY – CALLING CARD – GRAF BISMARCK-SCHÖNHAUSEN – STAATSMINISTER

    SKU: 12-583

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Gottfreid Graf Bismarck-Schönhausen (1901-1949, who was the Staatsminister. He was Otto von Bismarck’s grandson, and a member of the Nazi Party. He was appointed to the Reichstag. He was also a friend of Heinrich Himmler, and eventually was appointed an SS Brigadeführer. Late in WW II, he became opposed to the war’s continuation. He participated in the plot against Hitler. His position and family connections spared him the other plotters’ grisly fate. He was banned from all further public participation in politics. Bismarck-Schönhausen was killed in 1949 in a road accident. The calling card measures 2 1/4″ x 4.”

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  • GERMANY – CALLING CARD – GRAF BISMARCK-SCHÖNHAUSEN – STAATSSECRETÄR des AUSWÄRTIGEN AMTES

    SKU: 12-570

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Gottfreid Graf Bismarck-Schönhausen (1901-1949, who was the Staatssecretär des Auswärtigen Amtes (State Secretary for Foreign Affairs). He was Otto von Bismarck’s grandson, and a member of the Nazi Party. He was appointed to the Reichstag. He was also a friend of Heinrich Himmler, and eventually was appointed an SS Brigadeführer. Late in WW II, he became opposed to the war’s continuation. He participated in the plot against Hitler. His position and family connections spared him the other plotters’ grisly fate. He was banned from all further public participation in politics. Bismarck-Schönhausen was killed in 1949 in a road accident. The calling card measures 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8.”

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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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