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  • USSR – VISOR CAP – ARMY – GENERAL

    SKU: 39-45

    $150.00

    This is a Soviet-era Army General’s visor cap. One thing I always found intriguing about high-ranking Russian officers was their visor caps’ sheer size. Their diameters at the top were particularly large. This cap sports a wide, black-velvet trim band that measures 1 3/4″ wide. Above that are two thin red bands of piping. The rest of the cap top’s basic color is a light-blue. In the black trim band’s center (where one would see kokarden on a German visor cap) is a background of gold oak leaves. Within the oak leaves’ center is an oval-shaped cockade surmounted by a red enamel star sporting the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle. Below the oak leaf device is a pair of gilt-toned ropes connected to small, gilt-toned buttons. Within the buttons’ center is another star displaying the hammer and sickle. Inside the cap is a blue leather sweatband. The blue silk liner covering the cap’s interior displays a diamond-shaped leather patch that indicates the cap is a size “57.” It is also features the name of a military effects store located in Moscow. This cap is in mint condition, and dates from 1960 to 1985.

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  • USSR – VISOR CAP – NAVY ADMIRAL

    SKU: 39-46

    $150.00

    This is a Soviet-era Navy Admiral’s visor cap. One thing I always found intriguing about high-ranking Russian officers was their visor caps’ sheer size. Their diameters at the top were particularly large. This cap sports a wide, black-velvet trim band that measures 1″ wide. Above that are two thin white bands of piping. The rest of the cap top’s basic color is black. In the black trim band’s center (where one would see kokarden on a German visor cap) is a background of gold oak leaves. Within the oak leaves’ center is a fouled anchor. Directly above the anchor is a red enamel star sporting the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle. Below the oak leaf device is a chin strap that is connected to small, gilt-toned buttons. Within the buttons’ center is another fouled anchor. Inside the cap is a brown leather sweatband. A black silk liner covers the cap’s interior. This cap is in mint condition, and dates from 1960 to 1985.

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    PRUSSIA – SCHIRMUTZE – NCO – GARDE-KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 33-110

    $1,595.00 $1,350.00

    This is a wonderful, pre WW I NCO’s visor cap from the Garde-Küraßier-Regiment. The regiment was formed in 1815. It was garrisoned in Berlin. Like all Garde-Regiments, it was attached to the Garde Korps. It is important to know that the Garde-Küraßier-Regiment was among the four most important of the Küraßier-Regiments, along with the Regiment der Garde du Corps, Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1, and Küraßier-Regiment Königin Pommersches) Nr 2 (one of Kronprinz Wilhelm’s principal regiments). The Garde-Küraßier-Regiment was the only other regiment, aside from the Regiment der Garde du Corps, that wore the massive Hohenzollern Eagle on its helmet for parade functions. This very famous regiment was filled with the flower of German nobility, as was its sister regiment, the Regiment der Garde du Corps. Our cap has a fine, white wool body. It features a single wide blue trim band, measuring 1 ¼” wide. A narrower band of blue piping encircles the top. NCO’s state and Reich’s kokarden are in place. Some widely scattered moth tracking appears on the exterior. Inside the cap is a leather sweatband in good condition. The silk liner sports a very elaborate, raised depiction of the Berlin cap manufacturer. The metal initial “J” is also set into the liner. This is a very rare visor cap in fine conditionPrice.

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  • PRUSSIA – SCHIRMÜTZE – OFFICER – PRINZ/KRONPRINZ/KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 20-262

    $6,995.00

    Before we begin the formal description of this wonderful schirmütze, let us confirm to whom we are referring as Prinz/Kronprinz Wilhelm. We mean Germany’s third Kaiser, Wilhelm II (1859-1941), prior to 15 June 1888. Our officer’s visor cap dates from approximately 1880 to 1888. During that period, Wilhelm I was Kaiser, his son Friedrich Wilhelm was Kronprinz, and Friedrich’s son Wilhelm was the Prinz. Wilhelm I died in Berlin on 9 March 1888 and his son became Kaiser Friedrich III. Friedrich III served as Kaiser for only ninety-nine days, during which his son Wilhelm was elevated to Kronprinz. After Friedrich III’s death, Wilhelm II was crowned as Kaiser. Germany had three Kaisers during 1888. [At that point, Germans had no reason to suspect that Wilhelm II would be Germany’s final Kaiser, or that the monarchy would be abolished in 1918 by Wilhelm’s abdication and exile to the Netherlands, where he would remain until his death in 1941]. At first glance, this is a fairly standard, pre 1897 Prussian infantry officer’s schirmütze. It sports Prussia’s single kokarde, and the very short black front visor typical of the period’s caps. The cap’s cover is made of the highest quality dark-blue wool. Its wide red trim band measures 1″ in width. An excellent Prussian Officer’s Kokarde is centered on the red trim band. The cap’s top sports a narrow red piping band. The cap’s exterior is in excellent condition, considering its age. Inside the cap is a fine, brown leather sweatband. It is…

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  • – BOOK – THE SOFT CLOTH CAP OR MÜTZE OF THE IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY by JAMES D. TURINETTI

    SKU: THE SOFT CLOTH CAP OR MÜTZE OF THE IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY by JAMES D. TURINETTI

    $35.00

    This is a metal spiral-bound, soft cover book or DVD (PDF Format) listing and discussion of the many mützen and Schirmmützen (cloth EM, NCO and officers caps) worn by all of the Imperial German Army’s branches…..  

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  • PRUSSIA – SCHIRMMÜTZE / VISOR CAP – NCO – M-1910 – FELDGRAU – ARTILLERY

    SKU: 33-450

    $995.00

    Fine example of a M-1910 NCO feldgrau visor cap for artillery from Prussia. This is a good solid feldgrau visor cap in well above average condition.  

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  • NAVY OFFICER’S VISOR CAP BADGE – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 13-617

    $695.00

    This is an officer’s visor cap badge from the Kaiserliche Marine. The badge is made of fine gold, silver, and black bullion. It reveals honest age, yet remains in good, solid condition. It has been worn on, and removed from, a visor cap.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-27

    $15.00

    This postcard is of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Wilhelm. The image that appears on the postcard is from a charcoal sketch of Wilhelm. It shows him wearing the 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment’s visor cap. He is associated with this regiment more often than any other. He is wearing his officer’s visor cap, which displays the regiment’s Totenkopf. The card’s reverse shows it was mailed as a Feldpostkarte from a Bavarian Cavalry Division’s regiment in 1916.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – NCO HUSSAR (IN A FELDGRAU UNIFORM) AND FAMILY

    SKU: 40-12

    $250.00

    This is a simple, period-framed photograph of a Senior NCO Hussar and his family. The man is also a musician. He can be seen wearing a feldgrau attila to which a musician’s swallows nests are attached. While I cannot be certain, I believe this man was a member of Husaren-Regiment Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt (Pommersches) Nr 5. The regiment was initially formed in 1758. It was garrisoned at Stolp, where it was attached to the XVII. ArmeeKorps. The regiment was named in honor of the great Prussian hero of Waterloo who Generalfeldmarschall von Blücher, along with the Duke of Wellington, delivered the knockout blow to Napoleon, ending his dreams of European domination once and for all. Without the arrival of the Prussian Army at Waterloo, Wellington was on the verge of defeat. The arrival of fresh and well-led Prussian troops changed the course of history. The photograph of this man shows him wearing an NCO’s visor cap, a holster with pistol, and a sword. His wife is seated and his young son is dressed in the overcoat and visor cap of a Hussar, just like his papa. This is typical of the “Kinder” tradition of young sons dressing like their fathers. Uniforms, headdress, swords, etc. were all a part of this tradition. The massive, framed presentation measures 15″ x 11.” The matted photograph in the frame measures 26 1/2″ x 22 1/2.” This is a poignant presentation of a young family either just before the war began or perhaps even…

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  • PRUSSIA - CAP BADGE - K.Y.C. YACHT CLUB - THE ROYAL PRUSSIAN YACHT CLUB.

    PRUSSIA – CAP BADGE – K.Y.C. YACHT CLUB – THE ROYAL PRUSSIAN YACHT CLUB

    SKU: 14-466

    $250.00

    Today we share with you a cap badge for a visor cap which was worn by members of the KYC. The badge is oval shaped with a a black velvet background. In the center is an enameled metal badge with a multi colored Eagle. Atop the shield we see a gold bullion crown. There is also the initials “K” “Y” embroidered on either side of the enameled metal badge. At the 6 o’clock position we see a gold bullion anchor with a “C” superimposed over it. The badge has been removed from a cap and shows modest and not excessive wear on both the obverse and reverse.

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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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  • BADEN – SCHIRMÜTZE – OFFICER – DRAGONER-REGIMENT Nr 22

    SKU: 33-318

    $395.00

    This is a prewar Dragoner-Regiment Nr 22 officer’s schirmütze from the Grand Duchy of Baden. The Grand Duchy had a total of three Dragoner-Regiments: 1. Badisches Leib-Dragoner-Regiment Nr 20, 2. Badisches-Dragoner-Regiment Nr 21, and 3. Badisches Dragoner-Regiment Prinz Karl Nr 22. They were founded in 1803, 1850, and 1850, respectively. Dragoner-Regiment Nr 22 was garrisoned in Mülhausen i.E, while 1. Badisches Leib-Dragoner-Regiment Nr 20 resided in Karlsruhe and 2. Badisches-Dragoner-Regiment Nr 21 was in Bruchsal-Schwetzingen. All three of the regiments were assigned to the XVI. Armeekorps, as were all of Baden’s regiments. The cap’s main body is made of dark-blue wool. A wide black velvet trim band measuring 1 ¼” in width encircles the cap’s base. A line of narrow white piping trims the velvet band at its top, while narrow red piping decorates its bottom. Another thin red piping line encircles the schirmütze’s top. The black band differentiates Dragoner-Regiment Nr 22 from her sister regiments. The cap dates from around 1900, approximately three years after the state’s and Reich’s kokarden first jointly appeared on headdresses. It sports a small short visor, with Baden and the Reich’s correct kokarden appearing in the black band’s center. Its exterior condition is quite pleasing, with minimal mothing (harder and harder to find in more-than-100-year-old wool items). The mothing I DO detect is limited to very minor moth tracking, NOT fully bloomed moth nips. The cap’s exterior is a VERY clean. Inside the cap is a lightly-used, brown, leather sweatband that sports an impression…

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  • SAXE-ALTENBURG – UNIFORM GROUP – SENIOR PALACE OFFICIAL

    SKU: 15-565

    $2,395.00

    This is a highly-unusual uniform group for a senior palace official at the Saxe-Altenburg Court. Saxe-Altenburg was a relatively small duchy among the various Saxon Duchies. It fielded a single Infanterie Regiment. Her native sons served in the one Regiment, as well as in other Saxon Jäger, Kavallerie, Artillerie, etc., Regiments. The group consists of the following four different pieces. Tunic. This is a fine black cotton “cutaway” tunic. It sports beautiful gold bullion embroidery at the collar, pockets, and sleeves. It has long tails and its front is cut away to the waist. A single row of seven gilt buttons runs down its shortened center. Each button displays Herzog Ernst I’s royal cypher. (He ruled from 1853 to 1908). Two more of these larger-sized buttons are seen on the tunic’s reverse, while two smaller ones appear on the cuffs. The left breast sports two sets of sewn-in loops, measuring 2″ and 3 ½” in width respectively, for medal or ribbon bars. The tunic’s interior is a most handsome black silk. The tunic’s exterior is in very fine condition. The combination of gold bullion on black is quite striking. Trousers. Two pairs of trousers accompany the tunic. I guess that one pair is for winter use while the other is for summer. The winter trousers are black with a wide gold bullion stripe down the sides. The trousers have a fly front (no zippers here). Inside we see a date that I read as 31 December 1883. The summer trousers…

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  • PRUSSIA – FORE AND AFT CAP IN ORIGINAL STORAGE CASE – OFFICER – RESERVE NAVY

    SKU: 13-529

    $2,295.00

    PRUSSIA – FORE AND AFT CAP IN ORIGINAL STORAGE CASE – OFFICER – RESERVE NAVY The fore and aft cap was the dress headdress for officers in the Kaiserliche Marine. These are never easy to come by. German naval reserve officers were more limited before WW I. Moreover, the Navy was a smaller service, with a lower number of officers. What I really like about this cap is its silk kokarde, the gilt intertwined rope, and the officer’s button with its reserve cross. The cap’s exterior is in excellent condition. As we examine the cap’s interior, we find that the leather sweatband and the silk liner are in equally fine condition. The fore and aft cap comes in its original storage box. The boxes are very difficult-to-find as well. This is a wonderful presentation, and a must for a Navy collection.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SCHIRMUTZE – NCO – INFANTRY/CAVALRY REGIMENT

    SKU: 33-254

    $550.00

    Finding a feldgrau schirmütze is always a happy occasion for us. To find one from a state other than Prussia is a REAL treat. Today we are pleased to offer you an NCO’s schirmütze from a Württemberg infantry or cavalry regiment. The cap’s material is a fine wool. Its wide red trim band measures 1 ½” in width. A narrow red piping band encircles the cap’s top. The state and Reich NCO’s kokarden appear in the cap’s center, with the Württemberg kokarde on the wide red band. A few moth nips show at the cap’s top. They are especially visible on portions of the narrow red trim band. The cap has seen some use in the field, but is in surprisingly good condition, particularly for an NCO’s cap. The interior reveals a sweatband with average wear. The silk liner is also present and in very good condition, overall. We can see where the silk liner touched the top of the man’s head, which marked it with some hair oil.

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  • PRUSSIA – GROUPING – NAVY FREGATTENKAPITÄN’S “FORE AND AFT” CAP AND DRESS SHOULDER BOARDS WITH STORAGE BOX

    SKU: 13-304

    $2,895.00

    This is a very fine example of a “fore & aft” cap (zweispitz) for an officer in the Kaiserliche Marine, along with his dress shoulder boards. It is the dress headdress for officers that was equivalent to a pickelhaube or busby, etc. for officers in the Imperial German Army. The storage box is an unusual shape so it can hold the cap in the bottom. The dress shoulder boards are placed on a special platform that fits over the cap, and are the first item one sees when opening the storage box. The exterior of the case has seen some extensive wear. It is in far less than perfect condition. However, it is this case that has protected the contents so well over the years. The “fore and aft” cap is in superb condition. All of its attachments and accouterments are in fine order. As we peek at the silk liner (which is also pristine), we see a gold embossed “P” displayed. On top of the case’s specially designed platform are the dress shoulder boards for a Fregattenkapitän. This rank was equivalent to a Commander (Lt. Col. in the U. S. Army, U. S. Marines, and U. S. Air Force) in the U.S. Navy. It is a very handsome ensemble for discerning Navy collectors!

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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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  • CUSTOM-FRAMED NAVAL ADMIRAL PATENT & PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

    SKU: 19-283 XKG

    $4,995.00

    CUSTOM-FRAMED NAVAL ADMIRAL PATENT & PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Theodore Roosevelt is among the most revered United States Presidents. He served in many governmental roles, such as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1897. When war broke out with Spain in 1898, he resigned and formed the Rough Riders in concert with Col. Leonard Wood. [Wood had won the USA’s Medal of Honor for action against the Apaches, and later served as the U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff]. The Rough Riders were (also known as the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry or 1.U.S.V.). During the campaign Wood, its founding regimental commander, assumed the Brigade’s command after its assigned commander fell ill. Roosevelt then was promoted to colonel, took command of the regiment, then led it on the famous charge up San Juan Hill. [PLEASE NOTE the following side notes: the 10th U.S. Cavalry regiment was a flanking regiment consisting of African-American troopers under white officers. Also known as “Buffalo Soldiers,” they had fought Indians in the American West, with John J. (“Black Jack”) Pershing as one of their officers. Pershing later commanded U.S. Army troops in France during WW I. Theodore Roosevelt finally received the Medal of Honor in 2001 from President Bill Clinton for his actions during the Spanish-American War. Roosevelt had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906. Both his Medal of Honor and Nobel Peace Prize are enshrined in the White House’s “Roosevelt Room.” Finally, Roosevelt’s son, Brigadier General Theodore (Ted) Roosevelt, Jr. (1887-1944)…

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  • STORAGE CASE – PICKELHAUBE AND VISOR CAP – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-62

    $650.00

    In Germany, I came across a wonderful storage case for an officer’s pickelhaube and visor cap. It was totally different than any I had ever seen. While basically shaped like a pickelhaube storage case, it is not as pointed at the top. This allows for the storage of BOTH headdress pieces. While I routinely see storage cases for either pickelhauben or visor caps, this is a nifty combination of both into one. It reduced the number of cases required when the officer was traveling. It would make a great addition to any headdress collection. Some of the securing straps on the case’s exterior are missing, but the case itself is in excellent condition.

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  • BAVARIA – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-337

    $50.00

    BAVARIA – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – OFFICER. This is a kokarde suitable for an officer’s visor cap (Schirmmütze). The exterior is silver-toned, while its center sports either blue paint or (possibly) enamel. It is in very fine condition. It displays the double attachment prongs on its reverse that allowed the kokarde to be affixed to a cap.

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    PRUSSIA – MITRE – OFFICER – KAISER ALEXANDER GARDE-GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 1

    SKU: 33-357 XRH

    $15,995.00 $12,796.00

    MITRE – OFFICER – KAISER ALEXANDER GARDE-GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 1 This is a Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier -Regiment Nr 1 officer’s Mitre. The regiment included both Grenadier and Füsilier Bataillone. The Mitre is for the Grenadier Bataillon. The Mitre was an ultra-high form of headdress used by only two regiments in post 1897 Germany. The first was the incredibly famous 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. The other was Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 1. The latter regiment was founded in 1814 and named for Russia’s Tsar Alexander, who was Prussia’s ally to during the Napoleonic Wars. [In fact, Alexander had presented a special black Küraß to the Regiment der Garde du Corps’ officers and men as a thank-you gift. In the years after the Napoleonic Wars ended, the Regiment der Garde du Corps wore their black küraßes ONLY during their annual spring parade]. Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier -Regiment Nr 1 was garrisoned in Berlin. Like all Garde-Regiments, it was attached to the prestigious Gardekorps. The Mitre was a holdover from Napoleonic and pre Napoleonic times dating back to Friedrich der Große. Most Imperial German Regiments employed two forms of headdress, a parade or garrison version of a pickelhaube/kugelhelm/etc. and a schirmmütze (visor cap). The two Mitre-wearing regiments wore the aforementioned two headdress pieces in addition to their Mitres. These Mitres were reserved ONLY for very high parades or special occasions. For more ordinary parades, the two regiments reverted to their pickelhauben with parade bushes. The Mitre is basically a cloth piece of headdress with a…

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  • WALDECK-PYRMONT – SCHIRMÜTZE – OFFICER – PRE 1897 OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 83 – BATAILLON Nr III

    SKU: 33-178

    $650.00

    The principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont was quite small. It fielded a single Bataillon in Infanterie von Wittich (3. Kurhessisches) Nr 83. Their Bataillon was Nr III, which was garrisoned at Arolsen. (The regiment’s other two Bataillons were housed at Kassel). The regiment was founded in 1813 and attached to the XI. ArmeeKorps. Today we are offering a pre 1897 officer’s schirmütze for this single Bataillon. The cap has a short visor. Its body is dark-blue. It sports a wide red trim band that measures 1″ in width. A single narrow red piping band encircles the cap’s top. On the wide band is Waldeck-Pyrmont’s single kokarde. (After 1897, it would display this kokarde AND the Reich’s kokarde). The kokarde is gold, red, and black. The cap’s exterior is in fine overall condition, especially when considering that it is more than one-hundred-ten years-old. Inside the cap is a well-used leather sweat band and a very well used silk liner, which shows some shredding. A circular tag appears with the letter and numbers “H 1388,” which I presume is a museum control number. This is a very rare schirmütze

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  • PRUSSIA – SCHIRMÜTZE – NCO – KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 8

    SKU: 33-192

    $1,595.00

    This is a high-quality NCO’s feldgrau schirmütze from Küraßier-Regiment Graf Geßler (Rheinisches) Nr 8. The elite regiment was founded in 1815, and was garrisoned at Deutz. It was assigned to the VIII. ArmeeKorps. The visor cap sports a wide medium-to-light-blue band measuring 1 7/16″ in width. It also displays a total of three white piping bands, one each above and below the blue band, and one encircling the cap’s crown. The NCO’s Reich and state’s kokarden are present at the schirmütze’s front. Some paint chipping shows on the state kokarde. The cap’s bulk ( specifically, the cover) is feldgrau. Some very light moth tracking appears on the side and at the top, but it is VERY limited. Inside the cap is a complete, well used brown leather sweatband. The liner is made of light-red polished cotton rather than the silk we generally find in officers’ schirmützen. Feldgrau schirmützen are very difficult-to-find, as too often they saw hard use during WW I. This is especially true of Hussar and Küraßier schirmützen.Price

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  • GERMANY – STUDENT – VISOR CAP

    SKU: 33-108

    $125.00

    The life of a student was an important time for a young German. Many similarities existed between students in England and Germany at the turn of the century. These included belonging to all sorts of clubs, wearing your school’s garb, and that of your club(s). This is a simple green cap. It has a silver bullion trim ring around the cap’s top. In the center is a green, red, and white band. A bullion leaf is embroidered on top of the cap. The cap has a well used leather sweatband and a silk liner.

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  • GERMANY – CAP BADGE – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 01-898

    $195.00

    ZEPPELIN – CAP BADGE. This is an interesting cap badge that I have never seen before. It measures 1.5” x 1.75.” It is silver-toned and oval-shaped. The outer portion features an oak leaf wreath. Inside it is a vertical anchor, and a horizontal zeppelin emblazoned with the name “Zeppelin” across it. The wreath displays two prongs whereby the badge was attached to a cap. The badge is stamped in a similar manner to an Army or Navy Wound Badge.

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  • S.M.S. SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN ENLISTED RESERVIST’S CAP TALLY

    SKU: 13-1018

    $150.00

    This is an unusual cap tally for an enlisted Kaiserliche Marine sailor. The S.M.S. Schleswig-Holstein was a battleship that was launched in 1908. She was the last of the older-style battleship, made just before Germany started began building the “Big Gun” battleships. She was a part of the five-ship Deutschland Class. As an older ship she was not a part of the front-line battleship squadron. She was relegated to a lesser role instead, although she did serve in the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht). She survived WW I and the scrapping of German ships in the 1920’s. She saw some service in WW II, then was finally scrapped in 1947. The black silk cap tally measures 49″ in length. “Reserve S.M.S. Schleswig=Holstein” is embossed in silver on the tally’s front. The tally is in excellent condition. This is the first time that we have offered a Reservist’s cap tally.

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  • BAVARIA – PICKELHAUBE – RESERVE OFFICER – LEIB-INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 04-724 XLO

    $4,295.00

    BAVARIA – PICKELHAUBE – RESERVE OFFICER – LEIB-INFANTERIE-REGIMENT High-quality Leib-Infanterie-Regiment Reserve Officer’s spiked helmet from the Kingdom of Bavaria’s most elite infantry regiment. Each of Imperial Germany’s four kingdoms, as well as many of its Grand Duchies and Duchies had a regiment that was often their oldest and/or part of their ruler’s private guard, as was the case with Bavaria’s Leib-Infanterie-Regiment. The latter was founded in 1814 during Maximilian Joseph I of Bavaria’s reign. It was garrisoned in the capital city of Munich, and assigned to the I. Bavarian Armeekorps. The helmet boasts a lovely leather body. Its front visor is squared, as was the case for all Bavarian Infanterie and Kavallerie pickelhauben. A few blemishes show on the exterior, including some areas of cracking, but nothing major. The crown has settled a bit where the cruciform is attached, which is quite common for Bavarian helmets due, in part, to the cruciform’s size and weight. The primary difference between the Leib-Infanterie-Regiment’s pickelhaube and all other Bavarian Infanterie Regiments is that all its fittings (with the exception of the gold-toned Reserve Officer’s Cross) are silver-toned. The latter include the wappen, chin scales (flat, as is correct for the Infanterie), cruciform, front/rear visor trims, officers’ stars, and the extra-tall fluted spike. The spike is massive. It is one of the tallest that I have ever seen on ANY pickelhaube. It is large even by Saxon standards, which are among the tallest of all pickelhauben spikes. Finally, the helmet’s exterior displays the correct…

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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL EDUARD von CAPELLE

    SKU: 44-86

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of Admiral Eduard von Capelle (1855-1931). Von Capelle joined the German Navy in the 1870’s. Much of his time was spent in the Kaiserliche Marine’s administrative end. In fact, he became Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz’s deputy and was promoted to full Admiral (equal to an Army Generaloberst) in 1913. Von Tirpitz was pushed out of office for political reasons, and von Capelle replaced him. Von Capelle was considered weak and inefficient or ineffective. He was replaced in 1918 by Reinhard Scheer (1863-1928), who had led the High Seas Fleet at the 1916 Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). Von Capelle was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite by the Kaiser himself. The postcard shows von Capelle in his daily dress uniform. The postcard was mailed in what appears to be 1916. A personal message appears on the reverse in black ink.

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  • U.S. / GERMANY – NEWSPAPER – FRAMED – FELIX GRAF von LUCKNER COLLECTION FROM UNITED STATES VISIT

    SKU: 21-326

    $795.00

    This is a beautifully arranged four-piece framed collection honoring Felix Graf von Luckner. The entire piece measures 28″ x 30 ½.” It is professionally mounted with a glass front and antique brown matting within its gold-toned, solid-wood frame. It features three photographs of von Luckner, along with a front page newspaper article. The front page is from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Daily, a student newspaper, and is displayed on the frame’s left half. The article is dated November 1, 1928 and titled “German Raider Speaks Tonight.” The article features von Luckner’s photo and announces his appearance at the U of M auditorium. It further states that he will be speaking to the audience about his adventures as Germany’s “Sea Devil,” the friendly foe of the allied merchant marines. The well-preserved newspaper measures 17″ x 21.” The frame’s top right section features a signed photo of a well dressed von Luckner aboard a ship, casually smoking his pipe. The signed photograph measures 4 ¼”x 6,” and sits within a 6 ½” x 8 ½” white matte border that bears von Luckner’s signature. A 4 ¼” x and 6 ¼” professional photograph that features Luckner, Henry Ford and von Luckner’s wife, Ingeborg von Luckner, appears below the signed photograph. [The latter was taken in New York on January 11, 1928]. The frame’s bottom right section features a 4 ½”x 6 ½” candid snapshot of von Luckner and his friend “Bill,” along with a handwritten message in German. [We…

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  • WURTTEMBERG – PICKELHAUBE – ONE YEAR VOLUNTEER – PARADE BUSH AND SPIKE – GRENADIER REGIMENT NR 119

    SKU: 04-841 XKGJT

    $3,795.00

    This is one of the nicest enlisted Private Purchase Pickelhauben I have ever seen. The quality and craftsmanship are excellent. It is clearly for a One Year Volunteer (round front visor and round spike base where an officer’s helmet would have a squared front visor and a cross base for the spike….  

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  • PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – NCO – GARDE-GRENADIER-REGIMENT OR GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – PRIVATELY-PURCHASED NOT DEPOT-ISSUED

    SKU: 04-743

    $2,995.00

    PRUSSIAN – PICKELHAUBE – NCO – GARDE-GRENADIER-REGIMENT OR GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – PRIVATELY-PURCHASED NOT DEPOT-ISSUED. This is a high-quality, privately-purchased NCO’S pickelhaube from either a Garde-Grenadier or Garde zu Fuß-Regiment, which include the regiments listed below. 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß Kaiser Alexander Grade-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 1 Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 2 Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 3 Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment 4 Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 5 As you can see, these are very elite regiments. Officers’ examples for these regiments can be quite expensive (we currently have one lovely example available for purchase). As a rule, I do not offer enlisted men/NCO’s pickelhauben unless they come from smaller states. I am quite pleased, however, to share this fine helmet with you. The helmet’s leather body is exceptional, or even beyond that. It is smooth and amazingly clean and clear, not marred by damage due to age or other circumstances. Its condition far exceeds what we often see on officers’ helmets. The rear visor shows signs of shrinkage, which is common in a one-hundred-plus year-old helmet’s leather body. The helmet’s furniture presents a lovely Garde wappen. Its brass eagle features ultra-wide, outspread wings. They are so wide, in fact, that each wingtip extends to the respective Reich’s and state’s kokarden center points. A silver Garde Star provides a fine contrast against the brass eagle’s chest. The remaining furniture is also brass, including the flat chin scales (remember, Infanterie pickelhauben should have flat rather than convex chin scales), the cruciform, the detachable spike, as well as…

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    PRUSSIA – TSCHAPKA – OFFICER – ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 14 WHICH FOUGHT AT BATTLE OF WATERLOO

    SKU: 33-234

    $6,995.00 $5,495.00

    The Kingdom of Hannover came to an end after being on the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s losing side. Hannover had a good-sized military. It had fought during the Napoleonic Wars against France. As a matter of fact, several of her regiments fought with Wellington during the Peninsula Campaign and 1815’s penultimate Battle of Waterloo. Hannover fielded two Ulanen-Regiments. After the 1866 Austro-Prussian War, her entire territory and her military were annexed by Prussia. From then on, all Hanoverian regiments were considered “Prussian” regiments. Even though they were garrisoned in their former barracks, they were required to wear Prussian uniforms. In 1897 Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to be magnanimous and restored the battle honors (bandeaux) that Hanoverian regiments had proudly worn on their headdress prior to 1866. Such was the case with her Ulanen-Regiments. The first regiment was Königs-Ulanen-Regiment (1. Hannoversches) Nr 13. The second was 2. Hannoversches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 14. Today we are offering an officer’s tschapka from the latter regiment. It was founded in 1805 and garrisoned at St. Avold-Mörchingen, where it was attached to the XVI. Armeekorps. The leather helmet is well formed and shows a fine clean surface that is supple and free from major defects. This includes the mortar board that sits atop the helmet and offers the distinctive view of the Ulanen Tschapka. Please note, Ulanen were considered light cavalry. They were also known as “Lancers,” because troopers carried lances in the early days. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, lances were used more…

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  • PRUSSIA - HELMET - M-1915 KÜRAßIER ENLISTED MAN - XIV. ARMEEKORPS PROTOTYPE

    PRUSSIA – HELMET – M-1915 KÜRAßIER ENLISTED MAN – XIV. ARMEEKORPS PROTOTYPE

    SKU: 04-529 A

    $5,095.00

    PRUSSIA – HELMET – M-1915 KÜRAßIER ENLISTED MAN – XIV. ARMEEKORPS PROTOTYPE This is an interesting helmet that presents a bit of a puzzle. As we examine it, we can see that it is an M-1915 Küraßier’s helmet, suitable for Küraßier-Regiment von Seydlitz (Magdeburgisches) Nr 7 or Küraßier-Regiment Graf Geßler (Rheinisches) Nr 8. These are the only two Küraßier-Regiments sporting silver-toned helmets with a darkened brass or bronze finish on their wappens. Essentially, this helmet is unissued. It shows the wear of years on its surface. I would venture that it has not been cleaned in decades, if ever. It features the large Küraßier’s kokarden for state and Reich. It also has an original, leather chinstrap. The spike is painted gray. It is removable. Inside the helmet is a green-painted front visor and a black-painted rear visor. The standard, enlisted men’s, leather-tongue liner is in place. All of the tongues are in place, but the sizing thong is missing. The inside of the helmet is marked “C. E. Juncker 1915.” The wappen is held in place by two small pieces of leather, which was very typical for enlisted helmets. Now comes the mystery. Attached on the helmet’s right side is a tag measuring 2 1/2″ x 2″ It marks the helmet as a prototype. I have seen these tags before. Usually, they have been for the War Ministry. This one is stamped “Kriegs-Bekleidungsamt des XIV. Armeekorps.” The tag is dated 25 August 1915. What is even more curious — neither…

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  • PRUSSIA - PICKELHAUBE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - M1871 - 2. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß

    PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – M1871 – 2. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß

    SKU: 04-541

    $4,495.00

    PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – M1871 – 2. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß In 1842, Prussia introduced a spiked helmet that was initially used by both Infanterie and Artillerie regiments. The Artillerie switched to a kugel (ball) on the top of their helmets. It remained this way as long as the Prussian Army used pickelhauben and kugelhelme. Over the next forty years, other German states phased in the pickelhaube. Bavaria was the last to do so, in 1886. Early pickelhauben share many of the same features we find in the M-1897 helmets. Over the years, however, a number of refinements were made. In particular, the helmets’ heights were reduced until the final evolution in 1891/1897. Today we are offering an enlisted men/NCO’s M-1871 pickelhaube from 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. This was a very elite regiment. It was founded in 1813 and garrisoned in Berlin. (All Garde-Regiments were stationed in the Berlin area, with many located in Potsdam, which today is a Berlin suburb). Like all Garde-Regiments, it was assigned to the Gardekorps. The helmet’s leather body is in good condition. It does not show the cracking and dryness that can come in one-hundred-plus-year-old leather. It does reveal some shrinkage on the front and rear visors, which is quite common even in later helmets. The helmet is still a lot taller then an M-1897, but not nearly as tall as the original M-1842. Its front and rear visors are longer than later models. All of the helmet’s furniture is gilt, with…

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  • MINIATURE PICKELHAUBE PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY OFFICER

    SKU: 10-353

    $225.00

    This is a very interesting miniature Pickelhaube for a Prussian Artillery Officer. It features the Prussian head plate, round ball indicating an Artillery Regiment. It also has the chinscales of an Officer. What is really interesting about this piece is that it is painted glass and the colors black, gold, and silver. I can’t tell if the front visor was ever painted or not but clear glass is present there. The bulk of the rear visor is painted. The detail to this piece is of average not exceptional quality but it sure would make a neat desk piece! It is 2 ½” high, 2 3/4″ in length, and 2″ wide.

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 503

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 503

    SKU: 42-257

    $140.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 503 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is arguably the most popular of his Sanke cards and the one that I get the most requests for. It is one of his earlier poses and shows him from the chest up. He is wearing and overcoat over his tunic. His Orden Pour le Mérite is perfectly framed. He is wearing a visor cap at a jaunty angle. But what makes this pose so popular is his face. The seriousness of a Prussian officer and the penetrating eyes of a hunter…..

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 503

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 503

    SKU: 42-256

    $140.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 503 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is arguably the most popular of his Sanke cards and the one that I get the most requests for. It is one of his earlier poses and shows him from the chest up. He is wearing and overcoat over his tunic. His Orden Pour le Mérite is perfectly framed. He is wearing a visor cap at a jaunty angle. But what makes this pose so popular is his face. The seriousness of a Prussian officer and the penetrating eyes of a hunter…..

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CAR NR 534 - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - DEATH CARD - NR 534

    GERMANY – SANKE CAR NR 534 – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – DEATH CARD – NR 534

    SKU: 42-262

    $130.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 534 of Manfred von Richthofen and is also a death card. The pose shows his seated wearing his visor cap. On his ulanka is pined his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. He is wearing his PLM at his throat. Below his rank is his name and a cross signifying that he was deceased. The card is bordered in black….

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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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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – NCO

    SKU: 33-281

    $50.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – KOKARDE – SCHIRMMÜTZE – NCO This is an original Württemberg kokarde for an NCO’S Schirmmütze. It bears the correct red and black colors for that kingdom. It is mint and unused, with the correct two prongs on its reverse to attach it to a visor cap. It even comes attached to the original card with which it was sold. It can be very collectible without its correct Schirmmütze. I have seen entire displays of Schirmmützen, mützen, and pickelhauben kokarden for the various states. It also could be displayed with other Württemberg items, such as shoulder boards.

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  • PRUSSIA – SCHIRMMÜTZE – OFFICER’S – FELDGRAU – GARDE-KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 33-336 XMV

    $1,295.00

    PRUSSIA – SCHIRMMÜTZE – OFFICER’S – FELDGRAU – GARDE-KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT. This is a consignment item. Today we are offering you a high-quality feldgrau Garde-Küraßier-Regiment Officer’s Schirmmütze. [We actually sold this visor cap to a longtime headdress collector several years back. He now has entrusted us to pass it onto another collector’s home]. The Garde-Küraßier-Regiment was founded in 1815 and garrisoned in Berlin. Its Regimental Chef (Chief) was Kaiser Wilhelm II. Just like the Regiment des Gardes du Corps, the Garde-Küraßier-Regiment also wore Hohenzollern Eagle-topped metal helmets for full dress occasions. This meant a Garde-Regiment was kept in Potsdam (Garde du Corps), as well as in Berlin (Garde-Küraßier-Regiment). Both regiments were a part of the Garde-Korps. Küraßier-Regiments were considered heavy cavalry and wore metal breastplates in combat during the 18th and early 19th Centuries. After the Napoleonic Wars, breastplates were used more for ceremonial occasions instead of combat. A küraß could deflect a sword slash, but not a gunshot. The advent of modern firearms rendered these regiments troopers and their officers easy targets, and their küraßes offered little protection. The cap’s body is made of high-quality feldgrau wool. A wide blue trim band that measures 1 ¾” in width encircles the cap, which is accented above and below it by two white bands of piping. Another white band of piping encircles the Schirmmütze’s top. The cap sports a black brim as well as an officer’s Prussian and Reich’s kokarden. The interior reveals a fine white leather sweatband. A white visor is also…

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  • Sale! TSCHAPKA - PRUSSIA - OFFICER - COMPLETE WITH BUSH, FELDZEICHEN AND FANGSCHNUR IN ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON

    PRUSSIA – TSCHAPKA WITH BUSHFELDZEICHEN AND FANGSCHNUR IN ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON – OFFICER

    SKU: 33-373 XRH

    $4,995.00 $3,996.00

    TSCHAPKA – PRUSSIA – OFFICER – COMPLETE WITH BUSH, FELDZEICHEN AND FANGSCHNUR IN ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON. Our offering today is a Prussian Ulanen Line-Officer’s Tschapka that comes with several wonderful parade accessories.  It is NOT, however, in complete parade configuration because it lacks its cloth rabatte. It is correct for the following regiments: Westfälisches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 5, Thüringisches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 6, Ulanen-Regiment Graf zu Dohna Nr 8, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 15, and Ulanen-Regiment Henning von Treffenfeld (Altmärkisches) Nr 16. [ONLY these five Prussian Ulanen Line-Regiments sported silver wappens, all the rest featured gold ones]. The helmet’s black body is in well-above-average condition, although some cracking and spidering appear on the wearer’s right. Another weak point appears near the wingtip. In addition to the silver-toned wappen, the front visor’s trim is silver. The wappen also features a correct officer’s open/voided crown. The correct, arched, chin scales are a contrasting gold. Other of the exterior’s details include a correct, Prussian, officer’s feldzeichen, and a Reich Officer’s kokarde on the helmet’s right side. Its parade accessories are quite attractive. The officer’s white horsehair parade bush attaches via a small metal clip inserted into the helmet’s mortarboard. The correct Prussian officer’s “Fangschnur” (Cap Lines) is also present. The parade bush and Fangschnur are housed in the very difficult-to-locate storage carton, which measures 3” x 4″ x 17 ½.” The latter sports a manufacturer’s paper seal from the firm of Schröder & Frankel – Karlsruhe inside on the carton’s upper half. [Karlsruhe was located in…

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  • PHOTOGRAPH & AUTOGRAPH OF NOTED GERMAN NAVAL ARTIST HANS BOHRDT

    SKU: 19-210

    $225.00

    Both before and during WW I, Hans Bohrdt (1857-1945) was one of Germany’s best-known marine artists. He was born in Berlin. At the age of 15 he visited Hamburg and had his first taste of life involving the sea. He was self-taught. In the 1890’s he caught Kaiser Wilhelm II’s attention, who soon became Bohrdt’s patron. Bohrdt even accompanied the Kaiser on some of the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern’s cruises. Bohrdt’s output was prolific during WW I, and along with Professor Willy Stöwer, he was among the best-known depicters of German naval warfare. Perhaps his best-known wartime painting depicts the Battle of the Falklands. The battle, which took place on 8 December 1914, saw the German East Asian Squadron destroyed by the English. Almost 1,900 sailors lost their lives, including the fleet commander, Vizeadmiral Graf Maximilian von Spee, and his two sons. This painting shows a single German sailor who has had his ship shot from under him. He stands on the wreckage of his ship and defiantly thrusts a kriegsflagge in the air. It is rumored that the sailor belonged to the crew of the Nürnberg, whose members preferred to go down with their ship, flags in hand, rather than surrender to the British. Bohrdt saw great success from 1890 through 1918. When his royal patron was exiled to the Netherlands, and military-themed artwork stirred up too many unpleasant memories, Bohrdt fell from popularity in Germany. Today we are offering a photo of Bohrdt in a marine-themed uniform complete…

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ALBRECHT – WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-1169

    $15.00

    This postcard displays a charcoal sketch of Württemberg’s Duke Albrecht from the chest up. During WW I, he held the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. He was an excellent field troop commander. He was no à la Suite general, but one who led either an Armee or Armee Gruppe. He is wearing a visor cap. Below his image is a reproduction of his signature. The postcard was issued under the auspices of the German Red Cross. It was mailed in 1920.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ GEORG – SAXONY

    SKU: 38-1305

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows Kronprinz Georg (1893-1943) of Saxony. He became Kronprinz when his father, Friedrich August III, ascended to Saxony’s throne in 1904. Friedrich August III served as Saxony’s final King until 1918, when he abdicated along with all of Germany’s royalty. Georg renounced his claim to the House of Wettin when he became a Jesuit priest. When the Nazis came to power, Georg was anti Nazi and spoke out against them. He also assisted in smuggling Jews from Germany. He drowned in 1943. Although no overt evidence was found at the time, it is strongly believed the Gestapo and/or SS was behind his death. Kronprinz Georg is wearing a general’s uniform, as well as a visor cap, the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, and a Breast Star. Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms, his name and title appear on the card’s obverse. This was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915.

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  • POSTCARD – YOUNG WOMAN WEARING NAVY OFFICER’S VISOR CAP

    SKU: 38-590

    $40.00

    It is a colorized postcard. It shows a young woman wearing a Navy officer’s visor cap.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2302

    $15.00

    This is a postcard depicting young Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985), the only son of Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949), Kaiser Wilhelm II’s fourth son. If we offered a young German royals’ “postcard cuteness” prize, this one would win, hands down! The young prince (who I doubt is more than two-years-old) is in full uniform. His long blonde locks cascade down from his visor cap. If ever a photo exhibited the “poster child” for young German boys, this is it!

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ ADALBERT – PRUSSIA – NAVAL UNIFORM

    SKU: 38-1599

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Adalbert of Prussia, one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s sons. He was the only son that served in the Navy. His other five brothers served in the Army. He is wearing a visor cap and a Breast Star on his tunic, as well as a dagger at his waist. This was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1917. The Cassel Post Office’s stamp was applied with such force that the stamp can be seen on the obverse!

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