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

    SKU: 18-437 XLO

    $722.50

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

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  • NAVY VETERAN’S STEIN

    SKU: 13-375

    $525.00

    Veterans’ steins are always very popular with collectors. Some of the very elaborate Navy steins can often sell for more than $2,000. When I say elaborate, I mean those that were painted individually for the owner, showing the unit or ship on which he served along with a list of his comrades. This example stands 8″ tall. It is 2 3/4″ in diameter at the lid and 3 ½” in diameter at the base. The stein is multicolored, with a primarily white and navy-blue color scheme. We see two sailors holding Mausers in the front. Immediately behind them is the conning tower of a U-Boot from which a kriegsflagge is flying. Flanking either sailor are flags, one of which is easily identified as a kriegsflagge. On the opposite side we can see the turret of a warship with two cannons extending outward. On either side of the turret are two 1914 Iron Crosses. The lid of the stein is flat and made of pewter. It depicts the port at Wilhelmshaven with ships at the piers. The stein is very well made and in excellent condition. If you are looking for a stein, this one is a real bargain for a Navy example. It is even more cost-effective than some of the Army steins that we see.

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  • OFFICER’S DOCUMENT GROUP – MORITZ SCHLEENSTEIN

    SKU: 31-91

    $1,495.00

    This is a fine document group for an Army officer named Moritz Schleenstein. The documents consist of several promotion patents, five in total. Three of them do not have the Kaiser’s signature, while two were signed by Kaiser Wilhelm II. An urkunde (award document) for an Order of the Zähringer Lion Knights Cross 2nd Class is also included. 1) Promotion Patent from Cadet Unteroffizier to Portopee Fähnrich. The document is unsigned, but indicates that Schleenstein was then serving in the Grand Duchy of Baden’s 6. Badisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr 114. The document, which measures 14″ x 8 1/2,” was issued on 15 April 1881 while Wilhelm I was Kaiser. It is identical in format to all promotion patents we commonly see, except for NO King or Kaiser’s signature. We typically see a signature for patents beginning with the rank of hauptmann. 2) Promotion Patent from Portopee Fähnrich to 2nd Lieutenant. This took place on 15 November 1881, while Kaiser Wilhelm I still sat on Germany’s throne. Schleenstein remained with 6. Badisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr 114. The document, which measures 14″ x 8 1/2,” is identical in format to all promotion patents we commonly see, except for NO King or Kaiser’s signature. We typically see a signature for patents beginning with the rank of hauptmann. 3) Promotion Patent from 2nd Lieutenant to Premiere Lieutenant (1st Lieutenant or Oberleutnant). This took place on 20 September 1890. Kaiser Wilhelm II now sat on Germany’s throne, his grandfather and father having both died in 1888. Schleenstein…

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – HALLMARKED THEWALT

    SKU: 18-560 XLH

    $45.00

    Very petite, manufactured by the famous Thewalt Stein Company, this colored German Stein is in excellent condition with no chips or imperfections with a scene from the Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria Germany…..  

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – HALLMARKED THEWALT

    SKU: 18-564 XLH

    $45.00

    Manufactured by the famous Thewalt Stein Company, this colored German Stein is in excellent condition with no chips or imperfections…..  

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – HALLMARKED THEWALT

    SKU: 18-575 XLH

    $125.00

    Manufactured by the famous Thewalt Stein Company, this German Stein is in excellent condition with no chips or imperfections…..  

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – HALLMARKED THEWALT – TALL / LARGE

    SKU: 18-567 XLH

    $165.00

    Ornate deep blue and gray Thewalt German Stein with pitcher like pour spout.  This German Stein is in excellent condition with no chips or imperfections.

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  • NAVY VETERAN FLASK

    SKU: 13-261

    $450.00

    Veteran’s items are always popular, and they are varied, to say the least. In the Army, the more common pieces are steins, canteens, and pipes. Each of these commemorates the veteran’s service, generally the two years of compulsive service that all German men were expected to do in their late teens or early 20’s. In the Navy, the more popular pieces were various drinking vessels, including steins, flasks, and canteens. Today we offer a very unusual flask for a navy veteran. The flask is actually a glass bottle covered with leather. It has a black and white cord by which the man could have hung the flask around his neck. On one side of the leather flask we see a gilt-toned Hohenzollern Crown (complete with stole) over an anchor with crossed paddles. Just below the anchor is the legend: “1. Werft (Work) Division Kiel.” The latter is embossed in silver on the black leather. Some small loss of leather shows over the word Werft, but its meaning is clear. The flask’s reverse side reveals some patriotic phrases regarding his service. A heart-shaped cutout allows you to look into the glass flask to see the sailor’s sweetheart (much the same as on a veteran’s stein). A lithopane allows the viewer to hold the stein up to the light and see a sweetheart as well. The top of the flask has a removable jigger. This exposes a screw top that allowed the veteran to access his beverage of choice. Navy items like…

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  • BAVARIA – STEIN – FELDFLIEGER ABTEILUNG Nr 7

    SKU: 14-267

    $1,350.00

    This is an attractive example of a beer stein from one of the early war Bavarian squadrons, Feldflieger Abteilung Nr 7. This stein is quite large. It holds a full litre, compared to most steins and krugs that we see that hold half a litre….

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – SOUVENIR

    SKU: 18-566 XLH

    $45.00

    German Beer Stein with no hallmarking in excellent condition that would make a fine addition to any collection…..      

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE

    SKU: 18-572 XLH

    $65.00

    Rounded shape Vintage German beer stein in blues and grays….      

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – HALLMARK UNIDENTIFIED

    SKU: 18-563 XLH

    $65.00

    Petite Western German beer stein vibrantly hand painted colors with a metallic gold rim and base…..    

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – TALL / LARGE

    SKU: 18-576 XLH

    $150.00

    Hand painted colorful and vibrant German stein with scene of rolling hills and snow covered mountains…  

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – TALL / LARGE

    SKU: 18-577 XLH

    $150.00

    Whimsical German stein depicting 2 women and a dancing farmer in a wooded town scape.

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  • GERMANY – STEIN – VINTAGE – TALL / LARGE

    SKU: 18-573 XLH

    $150.00

    Beautiful, large German Stein with celebration scene.

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  • IMPERIAL GERMANY - STEIN - ENLISTED MAN  - S.M.S. KAISER WILHELM II - GLASS VETERANS STEIN

    IMPERIAL GERMANY – STEIN – ENLISTED MAN  – S.M.S. KAISER WILHELM II – GLASS VETERANS STEIN

    SKU: 18-537

    $1,495.00

    This is a very fine crystal veteran stein for a sailor who served aboard the S.M.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II. The S.M.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II was the second of five battleships of the Kaiser Friedrich III Class (Kaiser Friedrich III’s reign lasted about ninety days. He was also the father of Kaiser Wilhelm II.)….

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  • PRUSSIA - STEIN - VETERAN - ARTILLERY

    PRUSSIA – STEIN – VETERAN – ARTILLERY

    SKU: 18-504 XLO

    $550.00

    This is a reservist stein for a man who served from 1895-1897……

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  • PRUSSIA – VETERANS WALKING STICK – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 15

    SKU: 10-871

    $395.00

    PRUSSIA – VETERANS WALKING STICK – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 15 German soldiers expressed their pride and patriotism in a number of ways, particularly after they had served their enlistments. Common veterans’ mementos included steins, pipes, and canteens displaying emblems from the regiments in which they had served. Our example today, however, is an imaginative way to commemorate a veteran’s service. It is a gentleman’s walking stick, which were more ornamental than medically-required canes. [I admit I much prefer using canes that match my personality. If you have to use one, it might as well make a statement]! Walking sticks were not constructed to support one’s full body weight in the manner of canes, but to elegantly point one’s way when perambulating. They also were an excellent way to indicate that you were a retired veteran. This walking stick measures 40″ in length. [A modern-day cane usually measures about 36″ for a six-foot tall man]. The walking stick is considerably longer, in keeping with its status as a showpiece rather than a utilitarian support. It sports a horsehead handle that is made of base metal, and displays a fine patina. A leather strap is located just below the horsehead so the wearer could slip it over his wrist for easy carrying. The walking stick’s shaft is covered with handsomely interwoven brown leather strips, further decorated by an intertwined black and white fabric cord in Prussia’s state colors. A gold-toned decorative piece is attached about 5″ below the handle. It displays the enlisted…

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  • VETERAN’S CANTEEN/FLASK – S.M.S. BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 13-720

    $725.00

    Today we are offering a veteran’s flask/canteen from the Kaiserliche Marine. The veteran’s canteen/flask was one of a variety of items a veteran might acquire to commemorate his military service. Perhaps the most common item was a stein, but we also see veterans’ pipes, boxes, etc. The Kaiserliche Marine was always a much smaller branch of the German military than the Army. Veterans’ items like this are always sought-after and prized by collectors. Our offering today is an unusual sailor’s flask from aboard the WW I battleship S.M.S. Braunschweig. The central part is a brilliant white porcelain flask. It is framed by a silver-toned holder. The flask’s obverse displays a Hohenzollern Crown, with a fouled anchor. The flask’s strap is interwoven with blue and yellow, which are Braunschweig’s state colors. This is a very fine piece. It certainly will be of interest to you naval collectors.

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  • NAVY RESERVIST KRUG – S.M.S. ROON

    SKU: 13-525

    $1,295.00

    This is a very tall example of a reservist’s krug from the S.M.S. Roon. The S.M.S. Roon was a Heavy Cruiser, the lead Cruiser of the Roon Class Cruisers. It was commissioned in 1906, served during WW I, and scrapped in 1921. The owner of this krug was a Reservist named “Olkiewicz.” He served in Kiel from 1907 to 1910 as part of the 1. Werft.-Division 2nd Kompagnie. The krug does not have a metal top, and never did. That is partly why it is larger than a conventional stein with top. The center panel’s main theme shows two sailors, one with a Mauser. Steaming between them and toward the viewer is a German ship. A kriegsflagge is also present. All of this is in high relief! On either side of the central panel are further panels with a view of the S.M.S. Roon, and men from the work division shoveling coal into the boilers. On these two panels are the names of this man’s shipmates. The krug’s handle features another high-relief sailor. This is a one Litre krug that stands 9″ tall. The diameter at the rim is 3,” and the diameter at the base is 4 ½.” This krug is in excellent condition, with vibrant colors and no problems whatsoever.

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    PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM – WIFE

    SKU: 38-2533

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887-1945) and his wife, the former Princess Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. August Wilhelm was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. The Kaiserin also hailed from Schleswig-Holstein. The postcard was mailed in 1909.

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    POSTCARD – THREE SONS – KRONPRINZ WILHELM – KRONPRINZESSIN CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2334

    $15.00

    Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie’s three sons appear on this postcard. The three young men are wearing white summer outfits. The postcard was mailed in 1913. The reverse bears a green-ink address stamp entitled “Holsteinische Tafel-Margarine-Industrie Paul Wilckens” (Holstein Table Margarine Industry Paul Wilckens).

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  • GERMANY – BOOKLET – PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE – HOHENSCHWANGAU CASTLE 1900-1920

    SKU: 12-628

    $50.00

    After the death of King Ludwig II, many of his castles were opened to the public. Special guides were prepared for the castles at Hohenschwangau, Chiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein. This booklet is for Hohenschwangau, where he grew up, which is below the famous castle, Neuschwanstein. Eighteen photos are in the album, which gives you a good view of the castle as it looked during the period of 1910 to 1920.

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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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  • PRUSSIA – CABINET PHOTOGRAPH – GENERAL

    SKU: 40-687

    $45.00

    This is a cabinet photograph of Prussian (General) Generalfeldmarschall von Steinmetz (1796-1877) He served Prussia from the time of the Napoleonic wars (Where he won the 1813 Iron Cross 2nd Class as a young officer…..

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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

    $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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  • BOOK – REFERENCE – WINGS OF GRACE AND VALOR: AVIATION BADGES OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE 1910-1918 BY MICHAEL M. EDELSTEIN

    SKU: 16-502

    $25.00

    BOOK – REFERENCE – WINGS OF GRACE AND VALOR: AVIATION BADGES OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE 1910-1918 BY MICHAEL M. EDELSTEIN. This soft-cover book deals with the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s various flight badges from the period of 1910 to 1918. While not an extensive work, it provides a good primer for those who have an interest in the Austro-Hungarian Air Service. It has a goodly number of photographs of the pilots and their aircraft. What is more important, it contains color photos of every Austro-Hungarian Army and Navy Flight Badge.

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  • PRUSSIA AND WÜRTTEMBERG – ULANKA PARADE PLASTRON – ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 11, ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 15, OR ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 20 –

    SKU: 15-401

    $795.00

    This is a lemon-yellow, parade plastron, which was correct for Ulanen-Regiment Graf Haesler (2. Brandenburgisches) Nr 11. The Regiment was founded in 1860 and garrisoned at Saarburg. It was assigned to the XXI. ArmeeKorps. It also was correct for Schleswig-Holsteinsches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 15. The Regiment was founded six years later, in 1866. It also was garrisoned at Saarburg and assigned to the XXI. ArmeeKorps. In addition it would be correct for Ulanen-Regiment König Wilhelm I. (2. Württ.) Nr 20. This Regiment was founded in 1809 and was garrisoned at Ludwigsburg. It was attached to XIII ArmeeKorps. A plastron is an additional attachment that fits over an ulanka’s chest for dress or parade functions. A total of fourteen buttons and five clips appear on its reverse to attach it to the tunic. It is an extremely difficult-to-find uniform accessory. A plastron truly completes an ulanka. Our example is in excellent condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – ULANKA PARADE PLASTRON – ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 11 OR ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 15

    SKU: 15-276

    $795.00

    This is a lemon-yellow, parade plastron that was correct for Ulanen-Regiment Graf Haesler (2. Brandenburgisches) Nr 11. The Regiment was founded in 1860 and garrisoned at Saarburg. It was assigned to the XXI. Armeekorps. It also was correct for Schleswig-Holsteinsches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 15. This Regiment was founded six years later in 1866. It also was garrisoned at Saarburg and assigned to the XXI. Armeekorps. A plastron was an additional attachment that was fitted over an ulanka ‘s chest for dress or parade functions. A total of fourteen buttons and five clips were on its reverse where it was added to the tunic. This is an extremely difficult-to-find uniform accessory. It really completes an ulanka. This example is in excellent condition.

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  • GREAT BRITAIN – AUTOGRAPHED PARTY INVITATION CELEBRATING QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF GREAT BRITAIN’S BIRTHDAY – AUTOGRAPHED BY PRINZESSIN/DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE (PRUSSIA AND BRAUNSCHWEIG) AND LUDWIG FREIHERR von HAMMERSTEIN-EQUORD

    SKU: 19-147 XES

    $250.00

    This beautifully engraved invitation is so interesting because is that it is autographed by Prinzessin/Duchess Viktoria Luise (1892-1980)on the reverse. She was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter, and married Duke (Herzog) Ernst August of Braunschweig in 1913. Along with her signature on the reverse, that of von Hammerstein-Equord can be seen……

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  • OFFICER’S PROMOTION PATENT FROM HAUPTMANN TO MAJOR SIGNED BY KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 31-96

    $395.00

    Promotion in peacetime has always been slow in any army. Imperial Germany’s Army was no different. This patent is for a man who was promoted from a hauptmann to a major. It took twelve years to happen. The officer involved was named von Münstermann. As a hauptmann, he had served in Holsteinisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 24. The regiment was founded in 1872 and garrisoned at Güstrow and Neustrelitz. The regiment was interesting because it contained a single batterie that was populated by officers and men from Mecklenburg-Strelitz. [As an aside, I must point out the kugelhelme for this batterie are very rare. Several years ago I sold one of its mint officer’s helmets for more than $20,000. It was/is probably the finest kugelhelm in existence (in my experience)]. Von Münstermann was assigned to Feldartillerie-Regiment von Peucker (1. Schlesisches) Nr 6. This famed regiment was founded in 1808 and garrisoned in Eastern Prussia’s Breslau. The promotion document was signed by Kaiser Wilhelm I in Berlin on 22 March 1887. The Kaiser’s signature is large and bold. The House of Hohenzollern’s embossed seal appears below his name. The document measures 14″ x 8 ½.” The document is folded in half one way, and into thirds the other way. It is in mint condition.

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  • THREE OFFICER PATENTS – SIGNED – KAISER WILHELM I – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 31-85

    $850.00

    This is a wonderful document group to a single officer, Freiherr von Münstermann. The group consists of his three promotion patents. What makes them so interesting (and dare I say, valuable) are the personal signatures of Kaiser Wilhelm I and Kaiser Wilhelm II. The documents are described below: *Promotion Patent – Premier Lieutenant to Hauptmann. The document measures 14 1/2″ x 9″ when folded, and 5″ x 9″ when unfolded. In this fashion, three of the four sides are utilized. Von Münstermann was serving in 1. Westfäl. Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 7. With his promotion to hauptmann, von Münstermann became a Batterie Chef in the same regiment. The document was signed by Kaiser Wilhelm I on 14 December 1875. [Although we do not have earlier information on von Münstermann, it is almost certain he would have been a young leutnant during the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War]. *Promotion Patent – Hauptmann to Major. The document measures 14″ x 8 1/2″ when folded, and 4 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ when unfolded. In this fashion, three of the four sides are utilized. Von Münstermann was serving in Holsteinsches Feldartillerie Regiment Nr 24 as a hauptmann. With his promotion to major, von Münstermann was transferred to Feldartillerie-Regiment von Peucker (1. Schlesisches) Nr 6. The document was signed in Berlin on 22 March 1887. Twelve years as a hauptmann was a long time. It shows how slow advancement can be during peacetime. The document was signed in the final year of Kaiser Wilhelm I’s reign. Germany’s first Kaiser…

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  • OVERSIZED SERVING PLATTER – GRAF von HOCHSTAEDT

    SKU: 20-290

    $375.00

    This is a large serving platter that measures 14 1/8″(!) in diameter. It comes from the Graf von Hochstaedt’s personal table service. He was the Fürst von Pless auf Schloss Furstenstein bei Waldenburg, Schlesien. The platter sports a golden rim highlighted by blue trim. A typed information label affixed to the platter’s reverse specifies the year 1854. This dates the platter to before our Civil War, making it nearly one-hundred-fifty years-old! Also on the reverse is the KPM hallmark from the noted Berlin firm. While the platter shows some age and usage, it is in very fine condition. This is an opportunity to own a German royal’s tableware piece that was produced in much smaller quantities, especially when compared to Kaiser Wilhelm II and other Imperial family members.

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  • KAISERIN AUGUSTE VIKTORIA RINGKRAGEN (GORGET) AS REGIMENTAL CHEF – PRUSSIAN KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 2 IN ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX

    SKU: 20-211

    $34,495.00

    Today we are offering Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria’s ringkragen (gorget) as Regimental Chef of Küraßier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr 2. Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria (1858-1921) was Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany’s wife. She was born in Schleswig-Holstein. She married Kronprinz Wilhelm (later Kaiser Wilhelm II) in 1881. She bore him an heir in 1882, who was also to be a Kronprinz Wilhelm. This lad never achieved Germany’s throne, since the monarchy fell in 1918. He instead became a “Pretender,” when his father died in 1941. Auguste Viktoria gave the Kaiser a total of six sons and one daughter. She worshiped her husband and he adored her. They were very close. When Wilhelm II abdicated his throne in 1918, she joined him in exile to the Netherlands at Haus Doorn (Huis Doorn). This is where she died in 1921. Her body was returned to Germany, where it was buried at Berlin’s Neues Palais (New Palace). The Kaiser was not afforded the same privilege. When he died in 1941, he was buried at Haus Doorn, where he remains today in a special crypt on the grounds of the estate not far from where many of his beloved Dachshunds are also buried. It was customary in Imperial Germany for certain elite regiments to be honored with a royal patron who assumed the position of its honorary oberst and Regimental Chef. The Kaiserin was the Regimental Chef of Küraßier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr 2. The regiment was founded in 1717. It was garrisoned at Pasewalk, where it was…

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG LUDWIG II – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-1745

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of a very young Ludwig II. Ludwig II was Bavaria’s King until 1886, when he was removed for “mental problems.” Interestingly, the day after his removal he was found dead in a lake with his doctor. This postcard comes from Königsburg Neuschwanstein, probably between 1900 and 1910.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG LUDWIG II – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-2603

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of Bavaria’s König Ludwig (Mad Ludwig) II (1845-1886). He was a troubled man who led a troubled life. He surrounded himself with Wagnerian music (he was Wagner’s royal patron for many years, the composer even lived with him) and the several castles he had built (to Bavaria’s near financial ruin). He is best known for his castle Neuschwanstein. [The castle, which was never fully completed, is the model for the fairytale castles at Disney theme parks around the world]. In 1886 he was removed from office due to his “insanity.” The next day he drowned in a lake with his doctor under circumstances much fishier than the lake water! This postcard shows the King wearing many decorations. The postcard was never mailed.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM W/WIFE – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-913

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) of Prussia and his wife, Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. She came from the same royal family as her mother-in-law, Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria. He was involved with the Nazi Party in the 1930’s, much to his family’s displeasure.

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    POSTCARD – SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN’S PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA

    SKU: 38-1285

    $15.00

    This postcard features Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1887-1957). She hailed from the same royal family as did her mother-in-law, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria. Her husband was Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949), Kaiser Wilhelm II’s fourth son.

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    POSTCARD – SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN’S PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA

    SKU: 38-1284

    $15.00

    This postcard features Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1887-1957). She hailed from the same royal family as did her mother-in-law, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria. Her husband was Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949), Kaiser Wilhelm II’s fourth son.

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    POSTCARD – SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN’S PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA

    SKU: 38-1283

    $15.00

    This postcard features Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1887-1957). She hailed from the same royal family as did her mother-in-law, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria. Her husband was Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949), Kaiser Wilhelm II’s fourth son.

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    POSTCARD – SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN’S PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA

    SKU: 38-1282

    $15.00

    This postcard features Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1887-1957). She hailed from the same royal family as did her mother-in-law, Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria. Her husband was Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949), Kaiser Wilhelm II’s fourth son.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA W/HUSBAND AUGUST WILHELM & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2301

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Prinz August Wilhelm, Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria, and their son, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand. This postcard was mailed. August Wilhelm is wearing a feldgrau uniform.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA W/HUSBAND AUGUST WILHELM & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2300

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Prinz August Wilhelm, Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria, and their son, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand. This postcard was mailed. August Wilhelm is wearing a feldgrau uniform.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA W/HUSBAND AUGUST WILHELM & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2299

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Prinz August Wilhelm, Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria, and their son, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand. This postcard was mailed.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2298

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Alexandra Viktoria with her son, Alexander Ferdinand.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2297

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Alexandra Viktoria with her son, Alexander Ferdinand. The postcard was produced for the war effort’s benefit. It is so mentioned on the reverse and is dated 1914. It features a reproduction of her signature.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2296

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Alexandra Viktoria with her son, Alexander Ferdinand.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN ALEXANDRA VIKTORIA & SON ALEXANDER FERDINAND

    SKU: 38-2295

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Alexandra Viktoria (1887-1957) of Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s fourth son. They divorced in 1920. August Wilhelm later became a member of the Nazi party and was a high official in the SA. He was often referred to as the “Brown Prince.” The couple had one child, Prinz Alexander Ferdinand (1912-1985). This postcard shows Alexandra Viktoria with her son, Alexander Ferdinand.

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