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  • OFFICER’S PATENT SIGNED BY KÖNIG JOHANN – SAXONY

    SKU: 19-223

    $395.00

    This is a very handsome, well preserved Saxon army officer’s promotion patent from König Johann of Saxony’s (1801-1873) reign. Johann’s reign extended from 1854 to 1873, and included some of the Saxon Army’s most important wars and events. Saxony participated in the 1864 Prussian-Danish War and, what is more important, fought against Prussia in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The latter war essentially completed Germany’s unification under Prussia’s influence. The 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War further consolidated Prussia’s dominance when its König Wilhelm I was crowned and acknowledged as Germany’s first Kaiser at its conclusion. [Saxony was more fortunate than Austria’s other defeated 1866 war allies. She did not lose territory or become absorbed into Prussia as did such hapless states as Hannover]. The document, which measures 12 3/4″ x 8 1/4,” unfolds to measure 12 3/4″ x 16 1/4.” The promotion patent’s subject was named Martin von Dieskau. He was promoted from the rank of Leutnant to Oberleutnant. The second page boasts an embossed paper seal bearing the Kingdom of Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms. The document is dated 21 August 1864 and is signed by König Johann and Bernhard von Rabenhorst, Saxony’s War Minister from 1849 to 1866. (He was also a general in the Saxon Army. No doubt he left office after the 1866 War with Prussia). The document is in very good condition for being nearly one-hundred-fifty years-old. It has been folded in thirds both vertically and horizontally. A one-inch tear appears at the bottom of one fold.

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  • SAXON EDICT – NAPOLEONIC WARS

    SKU: 31-52

    $115.00

    This is a very interesting Edict issued by the King of Saxony, Friedrich August. The Edict announced that the royal treasury had raised the sum of 1,000,000 Thalers. The Edict is dated 18 September 1809, during the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Saxony was a French ally in this war. The document is printed on seven sides and measures 14″ X 8 1/2″. It was distributed throughout the Kingdom to keep people appraised of events affecting Saxony. The document is in excellent condition.

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  • SAXONY -  POSTCARD - KING ALBERT 

    SAXONY –  POSTCARD – KING ALBERT

    SKU: 45-282

    $25.00

    This is a seldom seen postcard of King Friedrich August Albert Anton Ferdinand Joseph Karl Maria Baptist Nepomuk Wilhelm Xaver Georg Fidelis (In English Frederick Augustus Albert Anthony Ferdinand Joseph Charles Maria Baptist Nepomuk William Xavier George Fidelis) 1828-1902. He ruled the Kingdom of Saxony from 1854-1902. He was the ruler of Saxony during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871….  

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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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  • SAXONY - SHOULDER BOARDS - NON MILITARY - FOR A COURT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

    SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – NON MILITARY – FOR A COURT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

    SKU: 23-552 XFQ

    $225.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a non military official in Saxony. The official may have been a palace official or another branch of government. The shoulder boards have two flower like pips and a shield with. The chevrons on the shoulder boards are green which suggests Saxony. The shoulder boards underlay are red. These are of the sewn in variety. Overall excellent condition. This is a consignment item.

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  • SAXONY - POSTCARD - KING FRIEDRICH AUGUST III

    SAXONY – POSTCARD – KING FRIEDRICH AUGUST III

    SKU: 45-274

    $20.00

    SAXONY – POSTCARD – KING FRIEDRICH AUGUST III This is a high-quality postcard of King Friedrich August III (1865-1932), who was the last King of Saxony. His reign extended from 1904 to 1918. King Friedrich August III was very popular with his people. The postcard shows him in full dress uniform, including the epaulettes from prior to his being promoted to Generalfeldmarschall. He is wearing a massive medal bar and two breast stars. The postcard was never mailed and is in excellent condition.

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  • SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE – RESERVE SENIOR NCO – INFANTERIE

    SKU: 04-680 A

    $3,495.00

    SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE – RESERVE SENIOR NCO – INFANTERIE This is a marvelous Saxon line-infantry regiment Senior NCO’s pickelhaube. Its fine leather body is of the highest-quality and condition. All of its furniture is brass, with the exception of the wappen’s center. The latter features a brass sunburst inset with a reserve cross on a silver-toned Saxon Coat-of-Arms. We can tell that this is not an officer’s wappen because the crown is closed, not open. The brass chin scales’ superior quality and condition are extremely impressive, as is the non removable spike (shorter than the ordinarily tall Saxon spikes). The rear brass fitting is not flush against the leather body, which causes it to stand out just a bit. The exterior’s final features are lovely Officers’ Saxon-pattern Reich’s and State’s kokarden. Five Imperial German states (Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Württemberg, and Saxony) employed this particular kokarde pattern instead of the usual Prussian pattern. The helmet’s interior displays a moderately-used dark-brown leather sweatband, and a rust-colored silk liner. The liner has seen more use and wear than the sweatband, exhibiting evidence of perspiration. The barest signs of shredding/running are also visible. Under the silk liner we see NO evidence of double holes. Nearly all of the original hardware is present, although one of the four clips at the top is missing. The latter does NOT affect the helmet’s integrity (that is why four of the clips are in place). This is a rock-solid, high-quality pickelhaube in first-rate condition. The fact that it…

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  • SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE – INFANTERIE – FÄHNRICH

    SKU: 04-705

    $4,495.00

    SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE – INFANTERIE – FÄHNRICH. The Imperial German Army had a rank for which the USA does NOT have an equivalent known as a “Fähnrich.” The best way to describe the rank is that it indicated an officer’s candidate or cadet. It ranked above a Senior NCO (Feldwebel), but below the rank of Leutnant (equivalent to the U.S. Army’s 2nd Lieutenant). In Napoleonic times, the same position was referred to as an “Ensign” by the British, even though it had nothing to do with the navy! This brief explanation allows to begin our description of a Saxon line-infantry regiment Fähnrich’s spiked helmet. [One notable difference exists between this helmet and that belonging to an officer ranking as a Leutnant (or above), which we will address later in this description]. Our helmet possesses a particularly delightful leather body that is smooth, clean, and supple, just like a baby’s bottom! The helmet has had the best of care from every family member or collector who has owned it before it came to us. [To maintain your helmet in the best possible condition, apply a high-quality leather conditioner at least twice a year. Doing so more often is perfectly fine, as it helps keep its leather body moist. A lack of moisture causes the leather to dry out and crack. Using a leather conditioner on ALL of your leather goods will contribute to a longer life of your collectible]. All of its furniture is brass, with the exception of the wappen’s…

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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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  • BAVARIA – SHOOTING PRIZE – 1913 KÖNIG

    SKU: 15-645

    $450.00

    This is a very hard-to-find 1913 König’s Shooting Prize from the Kingdom of Bavaria. Even after the German Empire’s establishment with Kaiser Wilhelm I at its head, Bavaria retained a greater degree of independence than did the other German states. For example, Bavarian troops were retained in purely Bavarian-commanded Armeekorps (a total of three). Even though the kingdoms of Württemberg and Saxony had their own Armeekorps (two for Saxony), they still operated under Prussia’s General Staff. This meant that all German regiments (except the Bavarians) competed with each other for the annual Kaiser’s Shooting Prize, awarded for the best shooting from Infanterie, Artillerie, Kaiserliche Marine, and Jäger Regiments. Bavaria, however, awarded its OWN shooting prize for the Infanterie. These awards are so scarce that I had never seen or offered one before. It is quite similar to the Kaiser’s Prize in that it appears on an oval-shaped, dark-blue, sleeve patch measuring 4 1/8″ x 3.” Attached to the blue patch is a gilt device that sports a wreath of oak leaves crossed by a pair of rifles. Between the crossed rifles at the wreath’s bottom is the year, 1913. At the wreath’s top is a Wittelsbach rather than a Hohenzollern Crown. The frosted gilt device is in amazing condition. The blue patch also is in good condition, although a small bit of fabric is missing at the eleven o’clock point. It almost looks like a small (very small) bite has been taken from it. A piece of tin on the…

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  • SAXONY – TUNIC – ENLISTED MAN – FELDARTILLERIE Nr 32 SOLDIER’S 1915 FELDGRAU (FRIEDENSUNIFORM)

    SKU: 15-612

    $3,295.00

    We receive many requests for feldgrau tunics. More often than not we can find officers’ tunics in the condition we require, while many enlisted men’s tunics do not come up to our standards. Today, however, we have an enlisted man’s feldgrau tunic from the Kingdom of Saxony’s Königl. Sächs 3. Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 32. The Regiment was raised in 1889 and garrisoned at Riesa. [It was a relatively short-lived regiment that existed only from 1889 into 1918, so material related to it is not easy-to-come-by]. It was assigned to the XIX. Armeekorps, which consisted of all-Saxon units. [The XII. Armeekorps was also a Saxon corps]. The high-quality wool uniform is well made. It is an M-1915 Friedensuniform, the final feldgrau tunic pattern produced by WW I Germany. The Friedensuniform’s literal translation is “Future Peace Uniform.” Thus, it was intended to be the uniform pattern used by the German Army once a peace was established. In addition to the feldgrau material, it has a black-velvet collar. A thin red trim line extends to the tunic’s bottom, flanking eight gilt-toned buttons. Each tunic cuff is made of the same black velvet, with two gilt buttons on it. The shoulder straps are green. Embroidered in red on each strap we see a crown, “AR” (König Albert of Saxony’s (1828-1902) cypher), and crossed cannons. The straps are sewn to the tunic on one end and fastened by one gilt-toned button on the other. The tunic’s front sports only two moth nips as far as I…

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  • SAXONY – EPAULETTES – ENLISTED MAN – GARDE-REITER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-331

    $795.00

    This is an amazing and highly desirable pair of enlisted man’s (EM) epaulettes from Königl. Sächs. Garde-Reiter-Regiment (1. Schweres-Regiment). The regiment was raised in Saxony’s capitol city, Dresden, in 1680. It was attached to the Saxon XII. ArmeeKorps. The Garde-Reiter-Regiment was to Saxony’s King what the Regiment der Garde du Corps was to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Each was their ruler’s primary bodyguard, and they were generally seen at most parades and ceremonial functions. Members of the two regiments each wore gilt-toned helmets. In the case of Prussia’s Garde du Corps, their helmets were topped with Hohenzollern Eagles. The Saxon regiment had their helmets topped by a rampant lion. Saxon-style epaulettes are far different from those of other German Army regiments. To begin, they are gilt-toned and all metal. The center, which is similar in size to most EM’s epaulettes, contains a large Saxon Crown. Each epaulette’s tongue is quite different, and consisting of five discs of decreasing size. The reverse reveals blue felt backing and a long metal device that allows the epaulette to be slipped onto a tunic. While I have offered single examples from the regiment, this is the FIRST time that I have offered a complete pair. They are in very fine condition.

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – PIONIER-BATAILLON

    SKU: 23-202

    $295.00

    This is a pair of Pionier-Bataillon Leutnant’s shoulder boards from the Kingdom of Saxony. Saxony fielded two Pionier-Bataillone. The first was Pionier-Bataillon (1. Königl. Sächisches) Nr 12, which was founded in 1849 and garrisoned at Dresden until 1914. It then was reassigned to Pirna, where it was attached to Saxon Armeekorps XII. The second was Pionier-Bataillon (2. Königl. Sächisches) Nr 22. It was established in 1899 and garrisoned at Riesa, where it was assigned to Saxony’s other Armeekorps, Armeekorps XIX. The shoulder boards are silver bullion and display Saxony’s green chevrons. They have a double underlay. The first underlay, that closest to the shoulder board, is red. The second underlay is a gorgeous black velvet that serves as its backing and appears as its outside layer. The shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety. They are in excellent condition.

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  • POSTCARD – KRONPRINZESSIN LOUISE – SAXONY

    SKU: 38-2602

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Crown Princess Louise of Saxony. She was married to Crown Prince Friedrich August and bore him seven children. She was extremely popular among the Saxons, but alienated her father-in-law and many courtiers. She was forced to flee Saxony in 1902, while pregnant with her 7th child, because King Georg threatened to put her in an insane asylum for life. He issued a royal decree divorcing her from his son in 1903. The postcard was never mailed.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN – SAXONY

    SKU: 45-148

    $20.00

    This postcard is of Saxony’s Prince Friedrich Christian (1893-1968). He was König Friedrich August III’s second son. He became the House of Wettin’s heir apparent in 1923. That year, his brother, Crown Prince Georg (1893-1943), renounced his claim to succeed as head of Saxony’s royal family to join the priesthood. Friedrich Christian became the royal family’s head when his father died in 1932. He appears in uniform on the postcard. It was not mailed.

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  • SAXONY – TSCHAPKA – ENLISTED MAN – ULANEN-REGIMENT

    SKU: 33-159

    $3,795.00

    We seldom have the opportunity to offer Ulanen-Regiment tschapkas. Saxon examples tend to be rarer. Saxony fielded only three Ulanen-Regiments, which was a far smaller number than Prussia. Prussia had nineteen of the prewar Ulanen-Regiments (including two formerly Hanoverian regiments), while two hailed from Württemberg and three from Saxony. The three Saxon regiments were Königs. Sächs. 1. Ulanen-Regiment Nr 17 Kaiser Franz Joseph von Österreich. König von Ungaren, Königl. Sächs. 2. Ulanen-Regiment Nr 18, and Königl. Sächs. 3. Ulanen-Regiment Nr 21 Kaiser Wilhelm II, König von Preußen. The tschapka’s wappen reveals that our example was correct for the two earliest Saxon Ulanen-Regiments. Its leather body is nearly flawless. A great variety of officers’ helmets do not display such a fine leather body. It is simply superb. The wappen features a gold sunburst and a silver Saxon Coat-of-Arms in its center. [For your information, helmets from Königl. Sächs. 3. Ulanen-Regiment Nr 21 Kaiser Wilhelm II, König von Preußen display wappens with the opposite color scheme. The helmets sport a silver sunburst and a gilt coat-of-arms]. The helmet also features gilt-toned chin scales and gilt trim on the rounded front visor. A correct, single, Reich’s kokarde appears on the helmet’s right side. The helmet’s mortarboard has the correct, white and green Saxon field badge attached to its top. No depot markings show inside the helmet, so this was a privately-purchased piece. A full and complete leather liner is present. The liner’s multiple tongues are looped together with a sizing cord that the…

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  • SAXONY – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-416

    $185.00

    This is a very clean two-place medal bar. On the left we see a Friedrich August Medal in gold. [This was the Kingdom of Saxony’s Iron Cross equivalent. On the right is a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class from Prussia. The medal bar was the property of a Saxon soldier. We can tell this because Saxony’s Friedrich August Medal takes the superior position on the medal bar’s left. The decorations and ribbons are in excellent condition, and thus the medal bar also is in excellent condition. It sports a light-blue felt backing on its reverse.

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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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  • SAXONY – MEDAL BAR – THREE PLACE

    SKU: 02-371

    $175.00

    This is a very fine medal bar that represents the Kingdom of Saxony. The three decorations are listed below from left to right: Friedrich August Cross in Bronze. This is the Saxon equivalent of the Iron Cross. Nine-Years Long-Service Award – Saxony. Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. It is a very clean, solid medal bar. The decorations are all quite pleasing. Only very minor soiling shows on the ribbons. The medal bar’s reverse is covered in black felt.

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  • BADEN / PRUSSIA / SAXONY – MEDAL BAR – SIX PLACE

    SKU: 02-239

    $995.00

    This is a delightful, six-place medal bar. It has an unusual combination of decorations that makes it a must-have for any medal bar collection. From left to right, we see the: *1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class – Prussia. *Silver Medal of the St. Henry Military Medal – Saxony. *War Effort Medal – Baden. *Albert Cross with Swords – Saxony. *Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. *Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal 1797-1897 – Prussia. All of the decorations are in very fine condition. The ribbons are all clean and quite pleasing. The large medal bar measures 2″ wide. It is an unusual combination for a soldier who served in the military for more than twenty years during the 19th and 20th centuries

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  • SAXONY – FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1348

    $110.00

    This is the Silver Medal Für Treue in der Arbeit from the Kingdom of Saxony. It measures 1″ in diameter. The decoration’s obverse depicts König Friedrich August III of Saxony. The decoration’s reverse shows “Für Treue in der Arbeit” within a wreath of laurel leaves. It comes complete with a short length of green ribbon.

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  • SAXON EDICT – NAPOLEONIC WARS

    SKU: 31-53

    $115.00

    Edicts were periodically issued by the King of Saxony, August Friedrich. Once a proclamation was issued, copies were printed and distributed throughout the kingdom. This particular edict was issued 28 May 1811. This was during the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Saxony was allied with France against Prussia. In this edict, it is forbidden to buy cloth for the making of Prussian uniforms. The four-page document measures 13 1/2″ x 8 1/4.” A 1″ wide hole appears at the bottom of each page. It does not affect any of the printing. This is a very interesting, nearly two-hundred-year-old document.

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  • SMALL TIN BOX COMMEMORATING SAXONY’S KÖNIG FRIEDRICH AUGUST III

    SKU: 24-147

    $50.00

    This is a small circular tin box that commemorates König Friedrich August III of Saxony. He was the final House of Wettin King to hold that position. He resigned his position in 1918 with the rest of Germany’s royals. The box is circular and measures 1 ½” x 2 3/4.” One side shows the King in dress uniform. While it is clear who is in the image, some loss of paint makes him a bit harder to discern. The other side displays an image of the city of Meissen (home to Europe’s oldest porcelain factory). Unfortunately, the “Meissen” city image’s condition is not good. It is still an interesting piece for one who enjoys the history of Meissen and Saxony.

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  • SAXONY – PICKELHAUBE /SPIKED HELMET – OFFICER – LINE INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-841

    $3,995.00

    This is an officer pickelhaube from one of Saxony’s line infantry regiments. There were fourteen line regiments by 1897 that wore pickelhauben. There was also one regiment that wore a shako. Our offering today has a pleasing leather body. There are a couple of blemishes and an area of minor spider-ing which we will show in the photographs that accompany this description. The front visor is squared….    

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  • SAXONY – FRIEDRICH AUGUST MEDAL – BRONZE

    SKU: 05-1753

    $85.00

    This is the Friedrich August Medal in Bronze. It comes from the Kingdom of Saxony and represents the Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent. It comes with an ORIGINAL ribbon….  

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  • Sale!  SAXONY - KUGELHELM - ENLISTED MAN - METAL BODY

    SAXONY – KUGELHELM – ENLISTED MAN – METAL BODY

    SKU: 33-406 XRH

    $1,995.00 $1,596.00

    This is an Enlisted man kugelhelm from the Kingdom of Saxony. The body of the helmet is made of metal. This makes it a transitional kugelhelm that was produced after the ersatz variety and before the M-1916 stalhelm. The metal helmet was thought to afford better protection from shrapnel that the leather or ersatz bodies did not. The black paint would rate excellent. It has a silver emblem with the Saxon coat of arms. This is superimposed on a brass sunburst. This is in fact a prewar wappen and not the subdued that was more commonly seen once the war began….

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  • This is an officer aiguillette. It has three strands of gold bullion. Across these three strands, there are bands of what appear to be brown / black. 

    SAXONY – SHOOTING BADGE – 5TH DEGREE

    SKU: 15-751

    $125.00

    This is a 5th degree shooting badge (lanyard) which was won for shooting proficiency. In German this was known as the Schützenschnur. This comes from the Kingdom of Saxony as we see green “acorns” at the top and bottom. Further on the silver bullion of the badge we see green diamonds embedded. Very fine condition….

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  • SAXONY - RIBBON BAR - THREE PLACE - FRIEDRICH AUGUST

    SAXONY – RIBBON BAR – THREE PLACE – FRIEDRICH AUGUST

    SKU: 02-222

    $45.00

    SAXONY – RIBBON BAR – THREE PLACE – FRIEDRICH AUGUST This ribbon bar accompanied the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Saxon Friedrich August Medal, and the Hindenburg Cross for Combatant’s with Swords.

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  • SAXONY - SHOULDER BOARDS - GENERALLEUTNANT

    SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALLEUTNANT

    SKU: 23-541

    $1,395.00

    SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALLEUTNANT. This is an excellent pair of Generalleutnant’s shoulder boards that each measure 1 ¾” x 4.” Their green Saxon chevrons are clearly visible on the light-silver ropes enclosed within their bright-gold borders. A single large gilt pip in the center of each board indicates the Generalleutnant’s rank. The shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety and sport red-felt backings. They were appropriate for pre WWI dunkel-blau tunics, as well as the early-war feldgrau tunics prior to the switch to subdued shoulder boards. Prior to the war, an officer of this rank might have commanded a Division. During wartime, he might have commanded an Armeekorps. FOR MORE SHOULDER BOARDS. STRAPS AND EPULATTES – CLICK HERE

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  • PRUSSIA - POSTCARD - KAPITÄNLEUTNANT OTTO WEDDIGEN - NAVY - PLM-WINNER - COMMANDER OF U-9 AND U-29

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – KAPITÄNLEUTNANT OTTO WEDDIGEN – NAVY – PLM-WINNER – COMMANDER OF U-9 AND U-29

    SKU: 44-327

    $20.00

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – KAPITÄNLEUTNANT OTTO WEDDIGEN – NAVY – PLM-WINNER – COMMANDER OF U-9 AND U-29. Otto Weddigen (1892-1915) was a national hero of Imperial Germany. He was a Kapitänleutnant in the Kaiserliche Marine and served in the U-Boot Service early during WW I. On 22 September 1914, while commanding the U-9, he sank three British Cruisers in less than one hour. For this action he received the 1914 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Class. The rest of his crew received 1914 Iron Crosses 2nd Class. The following month Weddigen sank another Cruiser and some merchant ships. For this he became the first junior naval officer to be awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite on 24 October 1914. He was also awarded top military awards from Bavaria, Saxony, and Württemberg. He then was reassigned to the U-29, which then was rammed by the H.M.S. Dreadnaught on 18 March 1915. Weddigen’s ship was lost with all hands. This postcard is a mourning card. An oval image of Weddigen is draped in black. He is wearing his Pour le Mérite in this pen and ink image. The postcard has never been mailed and is in excellent condition.

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALOBERST IN THE RANK OF GENERALFELDMARSCHALL

    BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALOBERST IN THE RANK OF GENERALFELDMARSCHALL – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 8 – ONCE OWNED BY GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH II

    SKU: 23-470 XKA

    $1,395.00 $1,185.75

    This  single shoulder board, that was once the property of Baden’s Großherzog Friedrich II (1857-1928), is very rare and desirable shoulder board for this well-known member of German royalty. Großherzog Friedrich II was Baden’s final ruler who, like all of the Imperial German heads of state, was swept from his throne with WW I’s end. Along with Hesse-Darmstadt, Baden had the largest military after the four Imperial German Kingdoms (Prussia, Bavaria, Württemberg, and Saxony). Friedrich II was the Regimental Chef (Patron) of more than one regiment, as he was of Bavaria’s 8. Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog Friedrich II. von Baden in this instance. The regiment was founded in 1753 and garrisoned at Metz, where it was attached to the Bavarian II. Armeekorps. Although he was the regiment’s royal patron, his royal cypher did NOT appear on its shoulder boards (the regimental number did so, instead). The shoulder board measures 1 ” x 4 ¼.” It features two Russian-style gold bullion ropes, with a single band of silver bullion in between them. The silver bullion features the blue chevrons that identify the boards as Bavarian. An “8” appears in the shoulder board’s center. Two silver-toned pips appear above and below the numeral, for a total of four. [Silver-toned pips indicated an à la Suite officer, confirming the unique rank that was strictly reserved for members of royalty. Gold pips were used for field officers]. The board’s reverse reveals a strap that allowed it to be slipped onto a tunic. Some mothing appears on…

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  • BADEN - SHOULDER STRAP - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - LEIB-GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 109

    BADEN – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – LEIB-GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 109

    SKU: 23-493

    $195.00

    This is a single shoulder strap for an enlisted man/NCO from the Grand Duchy of Baden’s 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109. This regiment was the most important one in Baden’s military. As Grand Duchies, Baden and Hesse-Darmstadt were Imperial Germany’s two biggest military contributors after its four main Kingdoms of Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, and Württemberg. The regiment was founded in 1803 and garrisoned in Baden’s capital city, Karlsruhe. It was attached to the XIV. Armeekorps. The shoulder strap appears on page 114 of Under Arms for the Kaiser: Shoulder Insignia of the German Army’s Regiments 1871-1918, by Michael A. Kelso. The strap measures 2 ” x 6 ½.” Its background is black with white trim around the edges. An embroidered red crown appears in its center. The strap’s reverse is also black. Its overall condition is excellent. This was one of the Imperial German Army’s premiere regiments. Being featured in this excellent reference book certainly enhances its value!

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER STRAPS – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 179

    SKU: 23-153

    $150.00

    Very fine pair of enlisted man’s shoulder straps from Saxony’s Königl Sächs 14. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 179. The regiment was raised in 1897. It was garrisoned in Wurzen-Leisnig, where it was assigned to the XIX. Armeekorps. The regimental designation, “179,” is in yellow on a dark-blue background. These are unissued (buttonholes have not even been cut!), and in near mint condition.

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  • SAXONY - SHOULDER BOARDS - LEUTNANT- INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 106

    SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT- INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 106

    SKU: 23-345

    $395.00

    Here is a pair of leutnant’s shoulder boards from Königl. Sächs. 7. Infanterie-Regiment König Georg Nr 106. This old-line regiment from the Kingdom of Saxony was raised in 1708. It was garrisoned at Leipzig, where it was attached to Saxony’s XIX. Armeekorps. The boards measure 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4.” Each shoulder board bears König Georg of Saxony’s gilt-toned, crowned, royal cypher. If you look closely at the silver toned bullion’s chevrons, you will note Saxony’s characteristic green color rather than Prussia’s black or Bavaria’s blue. The shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety, which was quite common for junior officers. Each also has a gilt button attached. Their reverse underlays are red. Their overall condition is excellent.

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  • REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC PIN – LEIB-GRENADIER-REGIMENT Nr 8 – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 17-580

    $975.00

    This is a simply superb patriotic regimental pin for a very elite Prussian regiment. This regiment is unique among Prussian regiments, because it had a special, one-of-a-kind designation. While various types of infantry regiments existed within the Prussian Army (Füsilier, Grenadier, Fuß, and Infanterie), they primarily fell into Garde or non Garde status. It was the only Prussian infantry regiment that carried “Leib” or “Life” status. Three Prussian Husaren-Regiments (one Leib-Garde-Regiment and two Leib-Regiments) and one Prussian Küraßier-Regiment, carried “Leib” status. Saxony, Baden, and Hesse-Darmstadt had infantry and/or cavalry Leib-Regiments. The unusual Prussian infantry regiment of which we speak is Leib-Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr 8. The regiment was raised in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1809. It was garrisoned at Frankfurt a. O., and assigned to the III. ArmeeKorps. The pin itself is of the highest quality. It measures 1 1/2″ x 3/4.” Its central theme is a shield bearing König Friedrich Wilhelm III’s regimental cypher. I believe the shield is made of GOLD. Flanking the shield are some wonderful oak leaves (just branches, not a full wreath). Also atop the shield is a handsomely-crafted Hohenzollern Crown. It is very full with a high-relief effect. In turn, an elegant, horizontal, oval-shaped wreath surrounds the crown, shield, and oak leaves. An attractive pin is featured on its reverse. This is a magnificent piece from one of the most elite Prussian infantry regiments. When you have it in your hands, you will marvel at the quality…

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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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  • BADEN – PICKELHAUBE – ONE-YEAR-VOLUNTEER – PRE-1897 DRAGONER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-628

    $4,995.00

    BADEN – PICKELHAUBE – ONE-YEAR-VOLUNTEER – PRE-1897 DRAGONER-REGIMENT This is a fine example of a One-Year-Volunteer’s pickelhaube that was produced prior to 1897 for Dragoner-Regiments Nr 20, Nr 21, and Nr 22. The Grand Duchy of Baden, located just west of modern-day Stuttgart, fielded a total of three Dragoner-Regiments. These included 1. Badisches Leib-Dragoner-Regiment Nr 20, 2. Badisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 21, and 3. Badisches Dragoner-Regiment Prinz Karl Nr 22. The first regiment was raised in 1803, the other two in 1850. They were garrisoned in Karlsruhe (the capital), Bruchsal-Schwetzingen, and Mülhausen i.E. All three regiments were attached to the XIV. Armeekorps. (ALL Baden regiments were part of the XIV. Armeekorps, since the Armeekorps had been established along geographic boundaries within Germany prior to WW I). These three regiments comprised Baden’s entire Kavallerie contingent. [Unlike some other states that fielded Küraßier, Dragoner, Ulanen, or Husaren Regiments, Baden focused on Dragoner-Regiments only]. Our offering today is a very fine officer’s pickelhaube from a Dragoner-Regiment. The helmet’s leather body has a squared-off front visor rather than a rounded one. All Dragoner helmets throughout Germany had squared visors. Only Württemberg and Bavaria used the squared visor for regiments other than the Dragoner. The other use for a helmet with a squared front visor was as general officers’ pickelhauben. The leather body of this spiked helmet is generally pleasing. The leather is in great shape. We see some minor cracking from age. We also see a bit of settling at the top in the area…

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 117

    SKU: 04-674

    $8,295.00

    HESSE-DARMSTADT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 117 This is a very tasty Infanterie-Regiment Nr 117 officer’s pickelhaube from the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt. The regiment was officially known as Infanterie-Leib-Regiment Großherzogin (3. Großherzogl. Hessisches) Nr 117. Although it was numbered as Hesse-Darmstadt’s THIRD infantry regiment, it actually was the SECOND-oldest, and also held “Leib” (life) status. The proud old regiment was founded in 1697. It was garrisoned at Mainz and attached to the XVIII. Armeekorps. This very desirable spiked helmet possesses a marvelous, leather body of the highest quality and condition. Despite a small mark or two, its overall condition is amazing. The leather is smooth as the proverbial baby’s bottom. Some slight settling (often seen in Bavarian helmets) shows at its top due to the cruciform’s weight. The Bavarian and Hesse-Darmstadt cruciforms were much larger than the bases used on Prussian helmets, for example. Its wappen is made of very fine, frosted gold, which adds a lot of style. It displays a rampant, Hesse-Darmstadt Lion brandishing a sword in its right forepaw, surrounded by a wreath on both sides. The dates 1697 and 1897 appear on the wreath’s two halves. [1897 was an important year in Imperial German headdresses’ design. Prior to that year, all headdresses displayed only the state’s kokarde from which the soldier originated. Beginning in 1897, a Reich’s kokarde was added to that of the state. Pickelhauben and kugelhelme had their states’ kokarden moved from their right sides (from the wearers’ perspectives), to their…

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    ANHALT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER  – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93

    SKU: 04-766 XKGJT

    $6,995.00 $5,395.50

    It has been some time since we have had the pleasure of offering a pickelhaube from the very small Duchy of Anhalt, Saxony’s neighbor. In 1900, the population of Anhalt was 271,963. Its capital was located in Dessau. Its final reigning Duke was Friedrich II, who ruled from 1904-1918. Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93 was founded in 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars. Bataillone Nrs 1 and 3 were garrisoned in Dessau, while Bataillon Nr 2 was based at Zerbst. The regiment was assigned to the IV. Armeekorps……  

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  • BADEN – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – RESERVE INFANTERIE

    SKU: 04-755

    $4,495.00

    BADEN – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – RESERVE INFANTERIE The Grand Duchy of Baden is one of our favorite states for pickelhauben and kugelhelme, partially due to their handsome wappens that feature the Duchy’s emblematic griffin. Their gorgeous state’s kokarden also is spectacular, as we will detail further along in this description. Our offering today is a Baden Reserve Infanterie Officer’s spiked helmet. Its leather body is in exceptional condition, with a buttery-smooth surface. It is virtually flawless, which is amazing in a more than one-hundred-year-old leather helmet. All of this marvelous helmet’s furniture is gilt-toned, including the wappen, chin scales, officers’ stars, spike-base, pearl ring, spike, front and rear visor trim and its back strap. The only silver-toned piece is the Reserve Officer’s Cross that sits high on the Baden Griffin’s chest, displaying the motto “Mit Gott für Fürst und Vaterland” (With God for the First [their leader’s title] and the Fatherland). The wappen itself sports an extremely gorgeous, frosted and fire-gilded facade. It is absolutely amazing, ranking among the finest Baden wappens that I have encountered. The pickelhaube’s spike is removable. Both the state’s and the Reich’s kokarden are present. The Baden kokarde displays a style employed by Baden, Württemberg, Saxony, and Hesse Darmstadt, while the Reich’s kokarde’s follows the more commonly-used pattern employed by Prussia. Baden’s very elegant kokarde resembles a round fan that has been painted red and gold. The Reich’s kokarde is missing some paint. The helmet’s interior features a high-quality, gently-used, leather sweatband that is…

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  • Sale! BAVARIA - ULANKA - PARADE - LEUTNANT - ULANEN/CHEVAULEGERS REGIMENT. This is a

    BAVARIA – ULANKA – LEUTNANT – PARADE – ULANEN/CHEVAULEGERS REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-691 XRH

    $1,895.00 $1,516.00

    BAVARIA – ULANKA – PARADE – LEUTNANT – ULANEN/CHEVAULEGERS REGIMENT. This is a consignment item. It is an exceptional ulanka that would be correct for any of the Bavarian Regiments listed below. 1. Ulanen-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1. Chevaulegers-Regiment Kaiser Nicholas von Rußland. 3. Chevaulegers-Regiment Herzog Karl Theodor. 5. Chevaulegers-Regiment Erzherzog Friedrich von Österreich. 7. Chevaulegers-Regiment Prinz Alfons. These two Bavarian Kavallerie types (Chevaulegers and Ulanen) were considered light cavalry. [They were designated Lancers in the Imperial British Army, due to the lances that they originally carried]. Both types sported ulankas, as did Prussia’s, Saxony’s, and Württemberg’s Ulanen Regiments. The ulanka was far different from all other Imperial German Army tunics. Its front was decorated with a double row of buttons that formed a “V” shape. This not only slimmed its wearer’s torso, but made his shoulders appear broader and his overall appearance more muscular. The ulankas worn by the Prussians, Saxons and Württembergians were dunkel-blau (dark-blue) in color up until the wartime conversion to feldgrau tunics. The Bavarian Army’s Ulanen, however, sported very dark-green ulankas. [PLEASE NOTE: it is such a dark green that it appears black in the accompanying photographs]. For this particular tunic, its contrasting trim and lapel lining is crimson-red. The prerequisite double row of fourteen (seven per side) gold-toned buttons decorate the front. A single button appears on each cuff. A further six (three per side) appear on the rear vent flaps. Crimson trim runs down from the reverse’s shoulder area to highlight the vent.…

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  • SAXONY – BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-663

    $350.00

    This is a very fine officer’s belt buckle from the Kingdom of Saxony. The belt buckle came from the reign of König Albert (1828-1902). His reign was from 1873 into 1902. The belt buckle is silver-toned. It quite possibly was repainted, perhaps for use in WW I. The buckle’s center depicts King Albert’s royal cypher. The keeper on the reverse is present, so it can be mounted to either a leather or a brocade belt. The condition is very good.

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  • GERMANY – UNIFORM BUTTONS – DISPLAY OF VARIOUS STATE COLLAR AND UNIFORM BUTTONS

    SKU: 15-678

    $350.00

    This is a most interesting oval-shaped display of uniform collar buttons, assorted other buttons, and other miscellaneous items. The display is in a wooden frame that measures 10” x 12,” and contains approximately thirty-five assorted burtons. They primarily consist of Feldwebel and Gefreiter collar buttons that helped identify ranks of men in the German Army, including those for Prussia, Saxony, Württemberg, Hesse, and another for what I believe is one of the Saxon Duchies. Aside from these rank buttons, others include the buttons from shoulder straps that indicated an Infanterie Kompagnie, an Artillerie Battery, or a Kavallerie Eskadron. Also included are a smaller number of uniform buttons. Two officer’s kokarden are included from Bavaria, as well as two silver rank pips that are added for a decorative touch. One final point: while this is an interesting display, I do NOT believe that this is a period frame. Instead, it was assembled more recently for a collector’s enjoyment.

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  • GERMANY – VETERANS GROUP FLAG BEARER’S GORGET

    SKU: 15-530

    $695.00

    Veterans’ groups were very popular in Germany, both before and after WW I. Groups of all sorts met in cities and towns all over Germany. These groups were all-encompassing, and regional as well as regimental in nature. Some of the items coming from these groups are as simple as badges. Others are more complex. If a group had a meeting room, for example, they might have displayed a wall flag or perhaps a smaller flag was mounted as a banner to be displayed on a desk or podium. These flags generally were quite ornate. Most were embroidered and quite colorful. Larger groups often had larger flags that were attached to flagpoles, much like the regimental and national colors that were carried at a regiment’s head when on parade. The man selected to bear an active army unit’s or veterans’ group’s colors was known as the Fahnenträger (standard-bearer). This man wore a ringkragen (gorget), a shield that was suspended from a chain. It was hung around his neck (the shield rested on his chest). It is also important to note that a Fahnenträger wore a special patch on his tunic sleeve called a kragenspiegel. Today we are offering a gorget that comes from a veteran’s group rather than an active military example. The shield is shaped in what I would term a gentle triangle. It has two distinct sides. The top has a dip in it rather than running in a straight line. It measures 3″ x 6 1/2,” The shield…

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  • HIGH-QUALITY “OILETTE” POSTCARD – BRITISH AIRPLANE

    SKU: 42-60

    $30.00

    Raphael Tuck & Sons were major postcard publishers. Raphael and his wife emigrated from Germany to London, England and started selling pictures and frames in 1866. Raphael was joined by his three sons in 1871, when they published their first Christmas greeting card. In 1893 they were granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria. Their first series of numbered postcards was printed in 1898, a set of 12 lithographed vignette views of London. Their cards were mostly printed in England, Saxony, and Holland, while their designs usually came from local artists at their international branches. “Oilette” was a trade name used by Raphael Tuck to describe postcards reproduced from original paintings. The firm introduced the “Oilette” Series in 1903. They were organized in sets, with all cards in the same set having the same number, and issued at the same time. “Oilette” post cards are eagerly sought by collectors and specialists today. Collections with more than 6,000 different 0ilettes exist, although at least 12,000 to 15,000 “Oilette” cards were printed, each with a different subject. Unfortunately, like many other postcard printers and manufacturers of their time, Raphael Tuck & Sons’ history, records, original paintings and postcards were destroyed during World War II’s bombing blitz of London. The firm continued after the war. It was bought and sold several times, but never returned to its pre WW II glory. This engaging postcard depicts a British twin-engined “Caudron” airplane in the sky against fluffy white clouds. The reverse’s identification reads “A Caudron…

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  • SAXONY – TUNIC – ENLISTED MAN – ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 32

    SKU: 15-547

    $895.00

    This is a pre WW I, enlisted man’s tunic from 3. Königl. Sächs. Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 32. In 1889, it was Saxony’s third Artillerie Regiment ever formed. The Regiment was garrisoned Riesa and attached to both the Saxon XII. and Saxon XIX. ArmeeKorps. The tunic’s body is black wool. Its collar, trim, and sleeves are red. Eight gilt buttons run down the tunic’s center. Another two gilt buttons are on each of the sleeves, and two gilt buttons decorate the red collar. The shoulder straps are black with an embossed red regimental number (“32”) and the Artillerie’s flaming bomb/grenade. The tunic’s reverse displays four gilt buttons on the vent flap. Inside the tunic, we see that it is a privately-purchased example with a padded silk lining. The tunic’s exterior is in good condition, generally. A few moth nips exist, but are in no way detrimental to its overall display.

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  • BADEN – TUNIC – ENLISTED MAN – 1. BADISCHES LEIB-GRENADIER-REGIMENT Nr 109

    SKU: 15-305

    $750.00

    This is a prewar, dark-blue enlisted man’s tunic from Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109 from the Grand Duchy of Baden. This was the most elite Infanterie Regiment in the Baden military. It was quite similar to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Füß from Prussia, Königl Sächs 1. (Leib) Grenadier-Regiment Nr 100 from Saxony, Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1. Großherzogl. Hessisches) Nr 115, and Infanterie-Leib-Regiment from Bavaria. These Regiments were a part of the personal guard to the kings and grand dukes of the various German states. Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109 was the oldest of all Baden’s Infanterie Regiments. It was raised in 1803 and garrisoned in Karlsruhe, where it was assigned to the XIV. Armeekorps. The tunic is a dark-blue (dunkel blau). It is a daily-wear tunic. It sports a single row of eight gilt buttons. Six gilt buttons grace the tunic’s rear at the vent. The shoulder straps are white with a red crown, which is emblematic of Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 109. NO company numbers show on the shoulder straps’ gilt buttons. The tunic’s interior is fresh and clean. This is a privately-purchased tunic and not depot-issued. A tag was in the neck area at one time, but has been removed. It is a delightful tunic from an

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  • SAXONY – PARADE ATTILA – LEUTNANT – HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 19

    SKU: 15-539

    $1,595.00

    Leutnant’s parade attila from Königl. Sachs. 2. Husaren-Regiment Nr 19. Regiment 19 was raised in 1791 and garrisoned at Grimma. It was attached to the XIX. Armeekorps. The tunic is light-blue. All of the magnificent silver tresses and frogging sport a tasty patina, as does the collar and cuff’s bullion tape. The collar’s bullion is worth additional mention. Not only is it elaborate, but it also extends to the collar’s reverse. A total of ten (five to each side) rosette style buttons adorn the tunic front. Furthermore, five toggle buttons secure the tunic when it is buttoned. Two sewn-in shoulder boards mark the tunic for a Leutnant. Each shoulder board displays green chevrons, confirming that they are from Saxony. The tunic’s reverse continues the same tresses’ theme as is on the front. Two additional barrel buttons adorn the vent area. While the tunic’s overall condition is quite good, it has a bit more mothing than we would normally offer you. It certainly is reflected in the final price, and makes the tunic a heck of a bargain. The mothing is scattered. One larger nip appears high up on the chest’s right side, just under the shoulder board. We also see a couple of period field repairs that have been stitched up to lessen the effects of a tear. They are small. In fact, they add some character to the tunic. Inside the tunic two tones of shiny cotton appear. As mentioned above, we have a VERY interesting price for a…

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