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  • ALBUMS – PHOTOGRAPHS – POSTCARDS

    SKU: 40-350

    $10.00

    I found these albums years ago on a buying trip to Germany. They are modern-day productions, but very similar in style to albums used during the Imperial German Period. I only have a few of them left. I wanted to share them with you as they are wonderful for housing postcards and/or photographs. The albums measure 6 1/2″ x 8 1/4,” and are gray-green with a textured finish. Yes, in some ways they are reminiscent of feldgrau. Each boasts twelve double-sided pages. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to house your postcards and photos, these certainly fit the bill. SPECIAL OFFER: if you buy more than $200.00 of combined postcards and/or photographs, we will throw one of these in for free. This is in addition to receiving the other discounts we are offering for larger orders. Just let us know that you want one!

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  • ALBUMS – PHOTOGRAPHS/POSTCARDS

    SKU: 12-687

    $10.00

    These are NOT period albums. They are albums that I found in Germany several years ago that measure 8″ x 6 ½.” Each has a pebbled feldgrau surface, with a string tie that holds the album pages together. Each album has a total of TEN blank pages. They are very similar to what was used one-hundred-years ago. They can make a fine way in which to display your postcards or photographs. We have several of them and can offer a discount on the purchase of multiple albums.

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  • AVIATION POSTCARD FEATURING “THE NAKED PILOT.”

    SKU: 42-176

    $50.00

    This is an interesting aviation-related postcard titled “Der Nackte Flieger” (The Naked Pilot). It tells an interesting story of a pilot from November 1914. In addition to the text, the card features an oval photo of a pilot in its center. An Iron Cross is superimposed over the photo’s bottom. He is flanked by an illustration of an airplane on one side, and troops on the ground with a large cannon on the other.

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  • BAVARIA – POSTCARD – PRINZ LEOPOLD

    SKU: 38-1495

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Leopold of Bavaria (1846-1930). Bavaria produced two significant military commanders during WW I. One was Prinz Leopold, and the other was Kronprinz Rupprecht (1869-1955)…..

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  • BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH – LZ-126 LANDING

    SKU: 38-257

    $20.00

    This is a photograph showing the LZ-126 making a landing. The LZ-126 was later known as the U. S. S. Los Angeles. It was turned over to the U. S. Navy as part of Germany’s war reparations. She was built in 1924 and flown personally by Hugo Eckner to the U. S., where she was turned over to the U. S. Navy. She was retired in 1932. The Graf Zeppelin was also known as the LZ-127. The LZ-129 was the ill-fated Hindenburg.

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  • BLACK AND WHITE POSTCARD – GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH I – BADEN

    SKU: 38-420

    $15.00

    This postcard shows an elderly Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden prior to his death on 28 September 1907. The only decoration he is wearing is an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class looped through his tunic’s buttonhole.

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  • CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 40-665

    $75.00

    This is an ultra high-quality Cabinet Photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888), who was Prussia’s König, as well as the Empire’s Kaiser. Wilhelm I was König Friedrich Wilhelm III’s second son. It was Friedrich Wilhelm III (1770-1840) who led Prussia during the Napoleonic Wars against Napoleon, when Prussia was allied with Russia and Great Britain. Wilhelm I’s elder brother Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861) assumed the throne upon their father’s 1840 death. Friedrich Wilhelm IV ruled Prussia during very stressful times including the 1848 Revolution. In 1857, King Friedrich Wilhelm IV suffered a stroke and was incapacitated. Wilhelm I then stepped in as Regent for his older brother, a role he maintained until Friedrich Wilhelm IV’s death in 1861. Wilhelm I became King of Prussia that same year. He then worked with Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) and General Staff Chief Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891) to guide Prussia and Germany toward a path of consolidation and centralization. The journey reached its culmination in 1871 when Wilhelm I became Germany’s first Emperor. Cabinet Photograph is a larger version of the CdV, an extremely popular Victorian-era photograph. This example measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” It was produced by the Berlin photographic studio of Reichard & Lindner Hofphotograph. The firm was one of the House of Hohenzollern’s official house photographers (as well as several other royals. The studio was located on the famous Berlin street Unter den Linden (Nr 54/55). The photograph’s reverse displays awards they received along with the Coats-of-Arms of the…

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  • CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF PRUSSIA’S KRONPRINZ FRIEDRICH WILHELM (LATER GERMANY’S KAISER FRIEDRICH III)

    SKU: 40-654

    $75.00

    This is a large Cabinet Photograph of Kaiser Friedrich III (1831-1888), Kaiser Wilhelm I’s son. Upon his father’s death in 1888, he became Germany’s second Kaiser. Sadly, his reign was short. He died ninety-nine days after his rise to the throne. [How interesting history might have been had he lived longer! He and his wife, Kaiserin Victoria (Queen Victoria of England’s eldest daughter) were both progressives who had many ideas that would have charted a different course for the German Empire than what occurred under their son, Wilhelm II]. Friedrich III was a seasoned army commander who led major portions of the Prussian Army during the 1864 Danish-Prussian War, 1866 Austro-Prussian War, and the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. Joined with Generalfeldmarschall von Moltke (the architect of the Prussian Army as a fighting machine) as commander of the German General Staff, the two successfully charted a winning strategy through three sharp and furious wars. In actuality, a Cabinet Photograph is a larger version of the CdV, an extremely popular type of Victorian-era photograph. The example measures 4 ¼” x 6 ½.” It was produced by the Hermann Selle photographic studio in Potsdam, a Hofphotograph (House Photographer) to the House of Hohenzollern. He was located in Potsdam at York Strasse Nr 4. As a House purveyor he was allowed to show the House of Hohenzollern Coat-of-Arms on his photographs. In the photo, Friedrich stands erect wearing an überrock. His tunic sports the 1870 Iron Cross 1st Class on its left breast. Around his…

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  • COLOR AVIATION-RELATED PROPAGANDA POSTCARD

    SKU: 42-84

    $15.00

    This is a color propaganda postcard from Great Britain. It shows a dog chasing a panic-stricken duck in flight. The caption reads “The Pup: “I didn’t know it was a Taube!” The postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – 25th ANNIVERSARY – KÖNIG WILHELM II – KÖNIGIN CHARLOTTE – WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-2606

    $15.00

    This postcard commemorates the 25th anniversary (1886-1911) of the King and Queen of Württemberg. The postcard’s obverse is very colorful and shows the royal couple with a crown and coat-of-arms. The reverse shows the postcard was mailed on 26 March 1911 from Württemberg to a party in New, NY. The cost was double the normal cost of mailing a postcard within Germany (ten rather than five pfennigs).

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – 25th ANNIVERSARY – KÖNIG WILHELM II AND KÖNIGIN CHARLOTTE – WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-1553

    $20.00

    This color postcard commemorates the 25th wedding anniversary of König Wilhelm II and Königin Charlotte of Württemberg. The event was observed in 1911, as they had been married in 1886. An interesting item appears on the postcard’s reverse. Preprinted postage is in its upper right corner. Below the preprinted stamp are the numbers 2886-1911. The card has not been mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – 50th ANNIVERSARY – KAISER FRANZ-JOSEF – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2371

    $15.00

    This color postcard commemorates 1898, the 50th year of Kaiser Franz Josef’s (1830-1916) reign. The lavishly illustrated card depicts the Kaiser in the upper left corner, with his Coat-of-Arms in the center. Pictures of his palace in Vienna and the Hapsburg Castle are above and th left of the Coat-of-Arms. A radiating gold star containing the number “50” is in the upper right corner between the years 1848 and 1898. Beneath it is the phrase “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser” (God save the Emperor Franz).

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – 50th ANNIVERSARY – KAISER FRANZ-JOSEF – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2372

    $15.00

    This color postcard commemorates 1898, the 50th year of Kaiser Franz Josef’s (1830-1916) reign. The lavishly illustrated card depicts the Kaiser in the upper left corner, with his Coat-of-Arms in the center. Pictures of his palace in Vienna and the Hapsburg Castle are above and th left of the Coat-of-Arms. A radiating gold star containing the number “50” is in the upper right corner between the years 1848 and 1898. Beneath it is the phrase “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser” (God save the Emperor Franz).

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – 60th ANNIVERSARY – KAISER FRANZ-JOSEF – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2370

    $15.00

    This color postcard commemorates 1908, the 60th year of Kaiser Franz Josef’s (1830-1916) reign. It shows him at various states of his reign, which began in 1848. The postcard was mailed and the stamp removed on the reverse.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – AIRPLANE OVER CITY

    SKU: 42-04

    $20.00

    This postcard shows a caricature of King Albert of Belgium flying an airplane over a city. Hanging to the airplane’s tail is a chained Belgian Congo native holding the King’s hat. It is something of a slam against Belgium’s treatment of the Congolese, which bordered on genocide.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – BRITISH AIRPLANE – ATTACK

    SKU: 42-70

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows a British airplane swooping down on the enemy. It is taken from a painting by C. R. W. Nevinson. On the reverse we see that it was produced for the benefit of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). The first YMCA was founded in London during 1844.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – CONTINENTAL AVIATION

    SKU: 42-28

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows a German airplane flying low over a German supply wagon.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE FRIEDRICH WILHELM – BATTLE OF WORTH

    SKU: 38-2176

    $15.00

    Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm was Kaiser Wilhelm I’s son, and Kaiser Wilhelm II’s father. Friedrich Wilhelm became Kaiser Friedrich III. He sat on Germany’s throne for 99 days and was known in Germany as the “99-Day-Kaiser.” Friedrich Wilhelm was a very able military commander during the 1864 Danish-Prussian War, 1866 Austro-Prussian War, and the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The color postcard depicts him mounted, riding among his troops after the Battle of Worth. It took place on 6 August 1870. If you look to the right, you will see one German soldier holding a French regiment’s colors. During these wars, as well as the earlier Napoleonic Wars, the capture of regimental colors was a big event.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – EARLY ALBATROS BIPLANE

    SKU: 42-25

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows an Albatros biplane in flight. It is reproduced from a painting. A very faint, penciled note on the obverse dates it to 1912. It is titled “Albert Rupp auf Albatros-Doppeldecker,” (Albert Rupp on Albatros Double-decker).

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – ENGLISH AIRSHIP

    SKU: 42-31

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows an English airship flying on patrol over some English airplanes.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – ENGLISH BIPLANE FLYING OVER ENGLISH SUBMARINE FLOTILLA

    SKU: 38-1094

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows a British biplane flying over three submarines and two other surface vessels. It was a part of series “Ships of the Sea and Air” from Tuck’s. A message on the reverse indicates the postcard was given as a Christmas gift in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – FRENCH 4. ARMEE – AIRPLANES

    SKU: 42-06

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows soldiers of the French 4. Armée and airplanes in the air. A message is written on the reverse. The postcard was mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – FRENCH AIRPLANE – FRENCH ARMY – BATTLE

    SKU: 42-39

    $15.00

    This is a wonderful French propaganda postcard. It shows a French airplane leading the French Army into battle. In the upper left corner, a mounted Napoleon looks on. I guess in some ways there was not a lot of change from 1815 to 1915, with a stop for the 1870 War in between. A message is written on the reverse.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – FRENCH AIRPLANE – FRENCH NAVY – FRENCH ARMY – BATTLE

    SKU: 42-38

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a French airplane flying the French National Flag and leading the French Army into battle. In the background is the French Fleet. The postcard was mailed from France.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – FRENCH MOTHER – CHILDREN – GERMAN AIRPLANES – ZEPPELINS

    SKU: 42-08

    $20.00

    This French color postcard shows a mother and her children near Paris jeering as French airplanes and German zeppelins fight overhead. The caption reads “Ah la Barbe les Sales Boches” (Beard the Dirty Krauts).

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – FRENCH TROOPS – AIRPLANES – AIRFIELD

    SKU: 42-17

    $20.00

    This color postcard was produced in the USA. It shows French soldiers standing in front of their planes. The caption is “A detachment of the French aviation corps.”

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-328

    $15.00

    This is a fine color postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. He is in a feldgrau uniform. The crossed batons of his rank are clearly apparent on his shoulder boards. He has his PLM at the neck, along with a large medal bar that includes the 1870 EK 2. He is also wearing a Black Eagle Breast Star and a 1914 EK 1. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-03

    $15.00

    Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg appears in full dress uniform. The reverse reveals the postcard was mailed in 1915 from Peine.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-05

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows Germany’s top military commander, Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, in uniform. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1917.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-07

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    This color postcard shows Generalfeldmarschall (GFM) Paul von Hindenburg in full dress uniform from the chest up. He is wearing a number of orders and decorations, as well as an extensive medal bar. While he is identified as a GFM, he is also identified as a Generloberst. Von Hindenburg began the war as a Generaloberst. After his successes on the Eastern Front, he was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall. A kriegsflagge appears on his image’s left. He is identified as the Eastern Armies’ leader on its right.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-08

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg in uniform with a visor cap from the chest up. In the upper right corner we see an Iron Cross. We see him identified as the leader of the armies in the East. The postcard was mailed from Hannover in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-09

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    This color postcard shows Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. He is in uniform, framed within laurel leaves. The wreath features both an Iron Cross and a PLM. At its bottom is a generalfeldmarschall’s baton. A partial message is written on the obverse. The reverse shows it was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915. It is postmarked “Allenstein.” The stamp suffered a partial bleed from the reverse to the obverse.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-112

    $15.00

    This is a fine color postcard of Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg. He is in uniform wearing a large medal bar and a PLM. The postcard was mailed in 1917 as a Feldpostkarte.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-111

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    This color postcard shows von Hindenburg wearing a PLM at his neck and a Generalfeldmarschall’s uniform. The postcard was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-11

    $15.00

    This color postcard hails Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg for his success against the Russians near Warsaw. His likeness appears within an oval inset wreathed with laurel leaves. Below this we see German troops fighting Russian cavalry. The reverse indicates it was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915 by a man assigned to a cavalry division.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-14

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    This color postcard shows a likeness of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. Below that German cavalrymen (Dragoons) rout fleeing Russian infantry. Its reverse reveals it was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-15

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    This color postcard displays Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg and a patriotic quote attributed to him. Its reverse shows it was mailed from Kiel in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-16

    $15.00

    This is a wonderful color postcard, with Generalfeldmarschall (GFM) Paul von Hindenburg’s formal portrait. He is wearing a general’s pickelhaube with its canvas cover. He sports a medal-bedecked, feldgrau uniform under his overcoat. In his left hand he holds a GFM’s interim staff. The reverse shows it was mailed from Fuhlen as a Feldpostkarte in 1915 .

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG – GENERAL der INFANTERIE ERIC LUDENDORFF

    SKU: 43-04

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    This color postcard shows Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg and his deputy, General der Infanterie Erich Ludendorff, in the field. They are studying a map together as airplanes and a zeppelin fly overhead. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte from Hannover in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GERMAN AIRPLANES – FRONT

    SKU: 42-67

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows an observation plane and a single-seater flying over the front. It comes from a painting by Professor Hans Rudolf Schulze. A large number of postcards similar to it were produced from paintings by Schulze and issued for the Deutscher Luftflotten=Verein’s benefit.

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    COLOR POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL HANS von KOESTER

    SKU: 38-2105

    $25.00

    During the Imperial German Period, only six Großadmiral’s were created. Two were created strictly as members of royalty. The first true Navy man to be awarded the rank was Hans von Koester. The postcard shows him in color on the occasion of his 70th birthday in April 1914. The card was authorized to benefit the Deutscher Flotten Verein. A slight bend is in the lower right corner.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-2657

    $25.00

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

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    COLOR POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-36

    $20.00

    Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was the architect of the modern German Navy. He served as Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the Kaiserliche Marine’s powerful administrative branch, from 1897 until 1916. He was also a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – H.M.S. GALATEA

    SKU: 44-25

    $10.00

    This postcard commemorates the service of the H.M.S. Galatea during WW I’s early years. The vessel was a Light Cruiser. She saw action against Zeppelin L 7 on 4 May 1916. Later in the month, on 31 May 1916, she participated in the Battle of Jutland. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – HERZOG ALBRECHT – WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-1390

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows Herzog Albrecht of Württemberg (1865-1939). With the death of his father in 1917, he became the heir to Württemberg’s throne. When König Wilhelm II died in 1921, he became Württemberg’s Pretender to the throne. Herzog Albrecht was a highly-decorated generalfeldmarschall during WW I, one of Germany’s top military commanders with key posts on the Western Front. In this pose he is wearing a general’s feldgrau uniform. He has an Iron Cross 1st Class on his left breast and a high-level Austrian decoration at his throat. Württemberg’s royal house had strong ties to Austria. They even served as Austria’s ally in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – ITALIAN PROPAGANDA – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 42-26

    $20.00

    This is an Italian propaganda postcard showing civilians and a zeppelin. A message is written on the reverse, and it was mailed in 1917.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER FRANZ JOSEF – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2613

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows Kaiser Franz Josef of Austria in a generalfeldmarschall’s dress uniform, complete with epaulettes, numerous medals, breast stars, and decorations. The image comes from a painting and is dated 1914. A message on the obverse has his reproduction signature. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER FRANZ JOSEF – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2614

    $15.00

    This a wonderful color postcard of Kaiser Franz Josef of Austria. He is in uniform and wears no less than FOUR breast stars, along with other medals. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER FRIEDRICH III MEMORIAL

    SKU: 38-2623

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of the Denkmal (Memorial) Kaiser Friedrich, which was located in Berlin. (It was destroyed in World War II). The card was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 38-2110

    $15.00

    This is a fine color postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm I. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth (1797-1897). To the left, Wilhelm I appears in a Küraßier’s uniform. To the right, we see his place in Berlin.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER WILHELM I – CELEBRATION – 1871 – VICTORY – FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 38-2112

    $20.00

    This is a most interesting color postcard. It shows the victory parade held in Berlin following the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. If you look closely, you will see Kaiser Wilhelm I, Otto von Bismarck, and Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm (later Kaiser Friedrich III). The postcard has a message written on the obverse. (Many early postcards only had space for the address on the reverse). On the reverse we see that the postcard was mailed in 1900.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER WILHELM I MONUMENT – METZ

    SKU: 38-1064

    $10.00

    This is a color postcard of the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument located in Metz. It shows Germany’s first Kaiser on a horse. The monument is located in a park near a lake or river.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER WILHELM II – ADMIRAL’S UNIFORM

    SKU: 38-1638

    $25.00

    This color postcard depicts Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) in a Kaiserliche Marine admiral’s uniform. A message is written on the obverse. The reverse indicates it was mailed in April 1900, before the Kaiser was promoted to großadmiral. Its upper left corner has a slight bend.

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    COLOR POSTCARD – KAPITÄNLEUTNANT HELLMUTH von MÜCKE – S. M. S. EMDEN – S. M. S. AYESHA

    SKU: 44-34

    $20.00

    In this color postcard, we see Hellmuth von Mücke saluting from the deck of the S. M. S. Ayesha as an enemy sailing ship slides beneath the waves. Von Mücke and his crew from the S. M. S. Emden were successful in sinking British shipping. They ultimately returned to Germany and great acclaim. On the reverse we see the postcard was mailed from Bavaria.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KING AND QUEEN – WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-1037

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows the King of Württemberg, Wilhelm II and his wife, Queen Charlotte. The card was released to commemorate their 25th wedding anniversary in 1911. They were married in 1886. The card was mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KING GEORGE V – OFFICERS – RNAS

    SKU: 38-2187

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard showing King George V of England inspecting Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) aviators during WW I. The postcard was mailed during WW I.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KING GEORGE V – OFFICERS – RNAS

    SKU: 38-2188

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard showing King George V of England inspecting Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) aviators during WW I. A message is written on the reverse, but the postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KING LUDWIG III – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-1070

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of König Ludwig III of Bavaria. The postcard has been mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KING VICTOR EMMANUEL III – ITALY

    SKU: 38-2309

    $15.00

    This color postcard depicts Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869 – 1947).

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG AUGUST III – SAXONY

    SKU: 38-2600

    $20.00

    This is a wonderful color postcard of König Friedrich August III of Saxony. It shows him in a general’s feldgrau overcoat. In looking at the shoulder boards, they are before he was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall. What is particularly interesting is that he is wearing a Saxon general’s pickelhaube in full parade configuration, i.e., complete with vulture feathers. Saxon generals were the only German generals who wore this type of feather, making their helmets ultra rare. We had the pleasure of offering one such helmet several years ago. It was amazing! The postcard was never mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG FREDERICK DER GROßE

    SKU: 38-2091

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Frederick the Great, arguably the best-known Prussian King. He is shown seated and working on papers. He has a Breast Star on his coat.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG FRIEDRICH AUGUST – SAXONY III

    SKU: 38-1552

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows the King of Saxony, Friedrich August III. It is a marvelous pose. He is wearing a general’s pickelhaube. The distinctive vulture feathers, which were ONLY worn by Saxon generals, adorn his helmet. The postcard was mailed in 1910 to a young woman named “Göring.”

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG FRIEDRICH AUGUST III – SAXONY

    SKU: 38-2667

    $15.00

    This is a fine color postcard of Saxony’s King Friedrich August III(1865-1932). It shows him mounted on the parade field, with troops in the background. He is wearing a general’s dress uniform. He is also wearing a general’s pickelhaube, complete with the vulture feathers unique to Saxon generals. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG FRIEDRICH der GROßE

    SKU: 38-2652

    $15.00

    This is a fine color postcard of König Friedrich II der Große (Frederick the Great, 1712-1786. He was the first of Prussia’s truly illustrious kings. He led his Kingdom through a critical 18th Century’s period (1740-1786). During his reign, he built the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, and also founded the Orden Pour le Mérite. This pose of “Der alte Fritz” comes from a painting by Anton Graf, done when Friedrich was sixty-eight-years-old (1772). He is wearing a Black Eagle Breast Star on his tunic. The postcard was not mailed.

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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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  • 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 III

    SKU: 38-2413

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    This is a color postcard of König Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845-1921). He assumed the throne upon the death of his father, Prinz Regent Luitpold, in 1912. He is seen seated in a suit with a breast star and a neck order.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIGIN LUISE – TWO SONS

    SKU: 38-2094

    $15.00

    Luise was the Queen of Prussia and wife of König Friedrich Wilhelm III. He was the King of Prussia during the Napoleonic Wars. Luise was a beautiful woman and remained a favorite of the people long after she was dead. She is seen here with her two sons. The older became King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. He was replaced by the younger lad , who became König and Kaiser Wilhelm I. it comes from a painting. It is on the grounds of Sanssouci in Potsdam. This is among my favorite German castles, not so much for what is inside but for its grounds.

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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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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ RUPRECHT – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-2138

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Bavaria’s Kronprinz (and Generalfeldmarschall) Ruprecht. A message is written on the reverse. The postcard was mailed in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-2194

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows the Crown Prince in the 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1’s uniform. Behind him troops from the regiment are saluting him. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in November 1914.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-2195

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows the Crown Prince in the 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1’s uniform. Over his attila is an overcoat. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-1151

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm. He is in a general’s feldgrau uniform. He is wearing a PLM at his neck and an Iron Cross 1st Class on his tunic. He is also wearing the ribbon of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class in his tunic’s buttonhole. Below his image we see “Unser Kronprinz.” The postcard was never mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-1152

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm. He is in an officer’s feldgrau attila from1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1. He is wearing a Commander’s Cross of the Hohenzollern House Order at his neck. He is also wearing a Breast Star of the Back Eagle. The postcard was mailed, although I cannot make out the date.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-1153

    $10.00

    This is a color postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm. He is in a general’s feldgrau uniform. He is wearing a PLM at his neck and an Iron Cross 1st Class on his tunic. He is also wearing the ribbon of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class in his tunic’s buttonhole. Below his image we see “Unser Kronprinz.” The postcard was mailed from Potsdam to Kiel in 1915. A small pin hole appears in the margin at the top where the card was tacked to a wall, etc. The card has a fold or a bend in the middle.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-1155

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm. He is in a general’s feldgrau uniform and wearing a visor cap. He is wearing a great coat over his tunic. One can see the red lapels of that garment. He is wearing a PLM at his neck. He is also wearing a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon in his tunic’s buttonhole. A reproduction of his signature appears below his image. This card has a message written on the reverse. It was mailed in 1917.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 38-1600

    $15.00

    This color postcard comes from a painting of Crown Prince Wilhelm. He is in uniform.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM – FELDGRAU UNIFORM – TOTENKOPF REGIMENT

    SKU: 38-2135

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm in the 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1’s feldgrau uniform. His cap displays the regiment’s infamous Totenkopf (death’s head). This was mailed as a Feldpostkarte from a Bavarian Regiment.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – MOTHER – CHILDREN – FATHER CHRISTMAS

    SKU: 42-10

    $20.00

    In this postcard, a French mother and her two children are seen on Christmas day. The children are playing with some of their presents, while Father Christmas offers another. He points to French cavalry and airplanes above in the sky, being urged on by Marianne, the symbol of French freedom. A message in French is written on the reverse.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – OTTO von BISMARCK

    SKU: 38-2476

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows Otto von Bismarck, “The Iron Chancellor.” He is seen in a Küraßier officer’s uniform.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – OTTO von BISMARCK

    SKU: 38-2174

    $15.00

    In this fine color postcard we see an image of Otto von Bismarck, along with his family’s coat-of-arms. We also gaze down Bismarck Strasse in Saxony’s grand city, Leipzig. A message is written on the obverse, which is dated 20 February 1903. On the reverse is an address and a postage stamp showing postmarks from both Leipzig and Chemnitz.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – OTTO von BISMARCK – FRENCH SURRENDER

    SKU: 38-2169

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows a carriage with French generals, including Napoleon III. They are met by Otto von Bismarck mounted on a horse at the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War’s conclusion. The date 28 May 1910 is written in pencil on the reverse.

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    COLOR POSTCARD – OTTO WEDDIGEN – U-BOOT

    SKU: 44-33

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows Kapitänleutnant Otto Weddigen in the foreground. Behind him we see a U-Boot conning tower. Below Weddigen is a poem. Weddigen was a great hero to the German people. He was the first naval officer to receive the Orden Pour le Mérite, as commander of the U-9. He was killed in action early the following year. Weddigen was to U-Boote as Manfred von Richthofen was to aviation. On its reverse, we see that it was produced to benefit the men of the Kaiserliche Marine. It was not mailed. Some staining appears on the reverse.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-02

    $20.00

    This is a very interesting color postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. He is seen in uniform and at the bottom we see “Deutschland’s Stolz (Germany’s Pride).” This is accomplished artistically by etching silver glitter around each letter, highlighting the term.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – GROßADMIRAL’S UNIFORM

    SKU: 38-1640

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

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ HEINRICH – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-1129

    $20.00

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

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-2412

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Bavaria’s Prinz Regent Luitpold (1821-1912). Luitpold succeeded Ludwig II in 1886 when Ludwig II was removed from power and then mysteriously drowned while walking beside a lake. Luitpold held titular control over Bavaria from 1886-1912. The postcard shows Luitpold on the occasion of his 90th birthday, 12 March 1911. The postcard was produced on the occasion of his death on 12 December 1912. Its reverse has a black border and is thus considered a mourning card. He was succeeded by König Ludwig III.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-2410

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Bavaria’s Prinz Regent Luitpold (1821-1912). Luitpold succeeded Ludwig II in 1886 when Ludwig II was removed from power and then mysteriously drowned while walking beside a lake. Luitpold held titular control over Bavaria from 1886-1912. The postcard shows Luitpold in a generaloberst’s uniform. Below him we see the Wittelsbach Crown and a Bavarian Lion holding a shield in his paws sporting the sky-blue and white Bavarian colors. The postcard was mailed in 1901 to a woman in Brooklyn, NY. The message is on the obverse at the bottom of the postcard. Only the address appears on the reverse.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-2411

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Bavaria’s Prinz Regent Luitpold (1821-1912). Luitpold succeeded Ludwig II in 1886 when Ludwig II was removed from power and then mysteriously drowned while walking beside a lake. Luitpold held titular control over Bavaria from 1886-1912. The postcard shows Luitpold on the occasion of his 90th birthday, 12 March 1911. The postcard was mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-2181

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a very elderly Prinz Regent Luitpold of Bavaria. Luitpold was installed as Prinz Regent when (Mad) Ludwig II was removed as King in 1886. The postcard celebrates his holding this post from 1886 through 1911. The reverse displays two very colorful stamps that were issued in 1911 to celebrate the event. I have not seen the stamps before this. They are a major part of the postcard’s value.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-1555

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard of Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria. Luitpold was the effective King of Bavaria from 1886, when Ludwig II was removed as King due to his insanity (or so the story goes). His brother Otto was also judged too insane to become an acting king. Although Otto retained the title as Bavaria’s King, it was Luitpold who headed the royal family until his death in 1911. He is seen here in uniform. The postcard was mailed in Bavaria in 1911.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-1524

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard featuring Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria (1821-1912). Luitpold assumed the position of Bavaria’s regent in 1886, when Ludwig II (1846-1886) was deposed, then died mysteriously the next day. Otto, Ludwig II’s brother (1848-1916), was named King, but judged insane and incapable of carrying out a King’s duties. Otto remained in his semiofficial role until 1913. He finally died in 1916. Luitpold served as Prinzregent from 1886 until his death in 1912. Luitpold was very popular in Bavaria. The postcard shows him in 1911 at the age of ninety, the year before he died. He is in uniform, wearing a collar, medal bar, and breast stars. The postcard was mailed in 1911 and bears a Bavarian postage stamp.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-1526

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard featuring Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria (1821-1912). Luitpold assumed the position of Bavaria’s regent in 1886, when Ludwig II (1846-1886) was deposed, then died mysteriously the next day. Otto, Ludwig II’s brother (1848-1916), was named King, but judged insane and incapable of carrying out a King’s duties. Otto remained in his semiofficial role until 1913. He finally died in 1916. Luitpold served as Prinzregent from 1886 until his death in 1912. Luitpold was very popular in Bavaria. The postcard shows him in 1911 at the age of ninety, the year before he died. He is in uniform, wearing a collar, medal bar, and breast stars. The postcard was mailed in 1900 and bears a Bavarian postage stamp.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – QUEEN WILHELMINA – NETHERLANDS

    SKU: 38-2314

    $15.00

    This color postcard depicts the Netherlands’ Queen Wilhelmina (1880 – 1962). She married Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901. She was a symbol of Dutch strength and heroism throughout her reign, which included both World Wars. She abdicated in favor of her daughter Juliana in September 1948, after reigning almost 58 years.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – QUEEN WILHELMINA – NETHERLANDS

    SKU: 38-2315

    $15.00

    This color postcard depicts the Netherlands’ Queen Wilhelmina (1880 – 1962). She married Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901. She was a symbol of Dutch strength and heroism throughout her reign, which included both World Wars. She abdicated in favor of her daughter Juliana in September 1948, after reigning almost 58 years.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – QUEEN WILHELMINA – NETHERLANDS

    SKU: 38-2316

    $15.00

    This color postcard depicts the Netherlands’ Queen Wilhelmina (1880 – 1962). She married Hendrik, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901. She was a symbol of Dutch strength and heroism throughout her reign, which included both World Wars. She abdicated in favor of her daughter Juliana in September 1948, after reigning almost 58 years. This postcard shows the young queen’s portrait within an oval, and a framed sketch of a Dutch castle or official building. Its caption is in Dutch “Ter Herinnering aan de Troonbestijging onzer geeerbiedigte Koningin 31. August 1898,” which roughly translates to “In Remembrance of the accession to the throne of our honored or revered Queen 31. August 1898.”

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    COLOR POSTCARD – ROYAL RACING SLOOP S.M.Y. METEOR

    SKU: 44-61

    $20.00

    This a color postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s racing sloop, the S.M.Y. Meteor. The Meteor was formerly the Scottish racing sloop Thistle. The Thistle served as an America’s Cup Challenger for Scotland. She was sold to the Kaiser in 1891 and used for his racing with the Kaiserliche Yacht Club. When she was retired, she was renamed the S. M. S. Comet and used as a training ship.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – S.M.S. KÖNIGIN LUISE – BATTLE

    SKU: 44-05

    $30.00

    This is a very interesting and high quality postcard. It is from a HAND-colored original sketch. The caption reads “Untergang des Minendampfers Königin Luise und des englischen Kreuzers “Amphion” vor der Themsemündung” (Sinking of the Minesweeper Steamship “Queen Louise” and the British cruiser “Amphion” at the Thames estuary ). A message is handwritten on the reverse. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1918.

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    COLOR POSTCARD – S.M.Y. HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 44-52

    $25.00

    This is a color postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm’s opulent yacht, the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern. The postcard was mailed in 1912.

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    COLOR POSTCARD – SAILOR – OCEAN

    SKU: 44-56

    $15.00

    This color postcard shows a sailor with his shoes and socks off, seated on a rocky shore and looking out to sea. Behind him we can see a German national flag. In the foreground is the caption “Vermisst” (Missing). It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – SINKING THREE CRUISERS – U-9 – OTTO WEDDIGEN

    SKU: 38-1596

    $20.00

    The German Navy’s single most important action during WW I may well have been the sinking of three British Cruisers in the war’s second month. The event took place over less than an hour. Otto Weddigen, along with the crew of his tiny U-9, was elevated to hero level by the German people. A message is written on the postcard’s reverse, but it was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – SIXTY YEARS RULE – AUSTRIA – KAISER FRANZ JOSEF

    SKU: 38-2369

    $15.00

    Kaiser Franz Josef had a long rule of Austria. He sat upon the Hapsburg throne for 60+ years. This color postcard commemorates the 60th year of his rule. The central theme is his oval portrait, with the Hapsburg Crown above him. The rest of the postcard shows a variety of postage stamps covering his rule’s span. The reverse shows that the postcard was mailed, but the postage stamp was removed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – SQUADRON – ENGLISH PLANES

    SKU: 42-19

    $20.00

    This postcard, which is in color, shows a squadron of English planes returning home from a raid. The postcard sports the RFC’s Coat-of-Arms on the reverse. (The Royal Flying Corps was renamed the Royal Air Force, its current name, late in WW II).

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    COLOR POSTCARD – SQUADRON – SHIPS

    SKU: 44-35

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    This is a color postcard that comes from a painting by noted naval artist Professor Hans Bohrdt, dated 1903. It shows a squadron of German ships steaming at a high rate of speed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – TORPEDOBOOT SAILING WITH FLEET

    SKU: 38-1597

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows a torpedoboot running with the German fleet. Several larger ships can be seen on the postcard. It was mailed from Kiel as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – TROOPER – SEE-Bataillon

    SKU: 44-50

    $20.00

    This color postcard shows an enlisted man serving in the Navy See-Bataillon (Germany’s version of U.S. Marines). The man is on guard duty. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD – ZEPPELIN L 10 – SCHWABEN

    SKU: 42-64

    $3.00

    This is a modern-day color postcard of the LZ 10 Schwaben. The photo dates from the period of 1911-1912, although it has been recently reproduced in Germany. The postcard’s reverse lists some of the zeppelin’s statistics.

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    COLOR POSTCARD KAISER WILHELM II’S ROYAL YACHT S. M. Y. HOHENZOLLERN PASSING UNDER LEVENSAU BRIDGE ON KAISER WILHELM KANAL

    SKU: 44-87

    $25.00

    This is a fine color postcard that shows the royal yacht S. M. Y. Hohenzollern as she passes under the Levensau Bridge on the Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal. The canal was an outlet to Kiel, then to the Baltic Sea. It saved about 250 nautical miles and eliminated rounding Denmark’s Jutland Point. The royal yacht was white with gold trim, and exemplified Germany’s power and prestige wherever. She sailed. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD KÖNIG WILHELM I – TSAR ALEXANDER II AND NAPOLEON III

    SKU: 45-45

    $15.00

    This is a color postcard that was produced by a hotel for their guests. It was the hotel and restaurant Dierlamm in Stuttgart. The obverse depicts a color painting of Wilhelm I, Russia’s Alexander II, and France’s Napoleon III riding together in front of a large body of troops in 1857. The postcard was mailed in 1909.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD OF A YOUNG MAN & PRETTY GIRL – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 42-21

    $25.00

    This postcard shows a young man smiling at a pretty girl with a zeppelin flying overhead. The caption is “I’d rather be in a row boat looking up than in an airship looking down.” The reverse shows that the postcard was mailed in 1912 from Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

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    COLOR POSTCARD OF BATTLESHIP S. M. S. KAISERIN

    SKU: 44-143

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of the Battleship S. M. S. Kaiserin. It was named for Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s wife. She was one of four ships of the Kaiser Klasse. She was commissioned in 1913 and saw service at the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht) as a part of Battleship Squadron Nr 3. She was scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1919 with the bulk of the newer and larger German ships. The ship is shown in profile under steam. The postcard was never mailed.

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    COLOR POSTCARD OF BATTLESHIP S. M. S. OSTFRIESLAND

    SKU: 44-198

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of the battleship S. M. S. Ostfriesland. She was part of the four-ship Helgoland Klasse. She was commissioned in 1911 and was part of Battleship Squadron Nr 1 at WW I’s beginning. She participated in the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht) and was undamaged. However, while returning to port she struck a mine and was repaired upon her arrival. After WW I she was turned over to the U.S. Navy. In 1921, she was the first battleship to be sunk by aircraft off Virginia’s coast. The airplanes were commanded by General Billy Mitchell. [Mitchell was later court-martialed by the military for his strong views about aircraft. He correctly predicted that Japan would strike the U.S. Navy. The B-24 medium bomber later was named for him]. The postcard shows the ship steaming at sea. It was never mailed.

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    COLOR POSTCARD OF S. M. S. ODIN

    SKU: 44-196

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    This is a color postcard of the S. M. S. Odin. She was a Küstenpanzerschiff that was intended for coastal defense and patrol. She was the last type of ship built by the German Navy before they shifted to producing true battleships. The color postcard shows the S. M. S. Odin in a later configuration, as originally she only had one funnel, and here she has two.

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    COLOR POSTCARD OF SCHLACHTKREUZER VON der TANN

    SKU: 44-216

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the heavy cruiser Von der Tann. The Von der Tann was commissioned in 1910 and was the lead ship of her class. She was the flagship of Reconnaissance Group Nr 1 (1. Aufklärungsgruppe). She served in both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and participated in virtually all of WW I’s naval battles and actions. At the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht), she again led 1. Aufklärungsgruppe, suffering several hits, many fatalities and many wounded sailors. She was scuttled at Scapa Flow by her crew in 1919. The color postcard shows her in profile. It was never mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD SHOWING A SERIES OF SCENES ABOARD A NAVAL VESSEL

    SKU: 44-26

    $10.00

    This color postcard is titled at the top “Der Tagesdienst bei der Marine” (Daily Service in the Navy). Below it are eight small panels that show a sailor’s daily life aboard ship. This includes his three daily meals, work details, awakening in the morning, and going to bed in the evening. The postcard was mailed.

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  • COLOR POSTCARD: AUSTRIA’S ARCHDUKE EUGEN

    SKU: 45-261

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of Archduke Eugen Ferdinand Pius Bernhard Felix Maria of Austria-Teschen (1863-1954). He began his military career in 1877. During his early military career, he served in the Tyrolean Kaiserjäger-Regiment and in a Husaren-Regiment. After completing a rigid military education, he was posted to the Austrian General staff. Then he was posted to Infanterie-Regiment Nr 13, first as a Bataillon Commander, and then as the Regimental Commander. From this, he was promoted to a Brigade, and later, a Division Commander. In 1900, he was promoted to General der Kavallerie (equal to a U.S. Lieutenant General) of the Austrian XIV. ArmeeKorps. (Some say that Archduke Franz Ferdinand was increasingly jealous of him). Eugen retired from the army in 1911, at the age of forty-eight. After Franz Ferdinand’s assassination in 1914 and WW I’s ensuing outbreak, Eugen returned to command the 5. Armee. He was promoted to Generaloberst in May 1915, and commanded all Austrian troops from the Swiss border to the Adriatic. In March 1916, he was officially placed in charge of an Armeegruppe known as Herresgruppen-Kommando Erzherzog Eugen. He assumed command of the 3. Armee and 11. Armee in the Spring of 1916. He was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall in November 1916. [Please remember that a generalfeldmarschall’s rank was not given out lightly or in any great numbers in either the German or the Austrian Army]. Archduke Eugen was released from active duty in December 1917 at Kaiser Karl’s behest. After the armistice with Russia, fewer military…

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  • COLOR POSTCARD: GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-363

    $15.00

    This is an excellent color postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). Hindenburg had a long and distinguished military career. He served in both the 1866 Austro-Prussian War and the 1870-1871Franco-Prussian War. In 1911, he retired while serving as a General der Infanterie in command of the 4. Armeekorps. As was the tradition upon retirement, he was promoted to generaloberst. With WW I’s outbreak, he was called back to service and appointed the 8. Armee’s commander. Under his leadership on the Eastern Front, the Germans dealt the Russians a major defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg. His continued success on the Eastern Front led to his promotion to Generalfeldmarschall in November 1914. In 1916, von Hindenburg left his post in the East and assumed the German Army’s overall control as Chief of the General Staff. He was supported by his deputy, Eric Ludendorff, throughout this time period. After WW I ended, he retired for the second time in 1919. From 1925 into 1934, he served as the Weimar Republic’s President. A total of seven men served him as Chancellor during the period, with Adolf Hitler as the seventh, and most-notorious. [Upon von Hindenburg’s death, Hitler assumed overall control of Germany, not as President, but as Chancellor and Führer]. This color postcard is based on a painting of von Hindenburg. He appears in a feldgrau tunic, complete with the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class on his left breast and the Orden Pour le Mérite at his neck. On the postcard’s reverse…

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  • COLORIZED POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL HERZOG ALBRECHT von WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-701

    $15.00

    This is a colorized postcard depicting Generalfeldmarschall Herzog Albrecht von Württemberg (1865-1939). Herzog Albrecht was a very capable military commander. Unlike many royals who served as an à la Suite officer, he was a legitimate military commander. He commanded forces at many of the battles on the Western Front including Ardennes, Marne, Yser, etc. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in August 1915, and was promoted from Generaloberst to Generalfeldmarschall in August 1916. He commanded Armee-Gruppe Albrecht with great distinction. He was third-in-line for Württemberg’s throne. His father died in 1917. Albrecht was the heir-apparent after König Wilhelm II of Württemberg, who was his cousin. Wilhelm II died in 1921, and Albrecht became the head of Württemberg’s royal house. In this pose Albrecht is seen wearing an Iron Cross 1st Class, and the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class in his buttonhole.

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  • COLORIZED POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 38-888

    $15.00

    This is a colorized postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). He is wearing a dunkel-blau (dark-blue) tunic, with epaulettes, a ribbon bar, breast star, and two neck orders. Von Hindenburg achieved fame early in WW I, defeating the Russians at Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. He later commanded the entire German Army. He became the President of the Weimar Republic in the 1920’s. He ultimately was forced to accept Adolf Hitler as his Chancellor. Upon von Hindenburg’s death in 1934, Hitler assumed control of Germany and the Third Reich was born. This postcard was mailed from Austria during WW I.

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  • COLORIZED POSTCARD – GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH I – BADEN

    SKU: 38-422

    $15.00

    This is a wonderful colorized portrait of Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden. He is in full dress uniform, with general’s epaulettes, nine-place medal bar, and Breast Star. A message is written in ink on the obverse. The card was mailed in 1899 from Bavaria, with a Bavarian postage stamp.

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  • COLORIZED POSTCARD – KAISER WILHELM I MONUMENT – BERLIN

    SKU: 38-553

    $5.00

    This colorized postcard shows a painting or sketch of the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument and surrounding area in Berlin. This is a Feldpostkarte from a Machine Gun Abteilung that was mailed in June 1918.

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  • COLORIZED POSTCARD – KÖNIG LUDWIG II – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-223

    $15.00

    This is a colorized postcard of König Ludwig II (Mad Ludwig) of Bavaria. He died under mysterious conditions. To this date we do not know if he died naturally along the shores of a Bavarian lake, or if he was helped on his journey.

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  • COLORIZED POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ RUPRECHT – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-703

    $15.00

    This is a colorized postcard that depicts Kronprinz Ruprecht of Bavaria (1869-1955). Ruprecht was König Ludwig III of Bavaria’s oldest son. Kronprinz Ruprecht was a very capable military commander. Unlike many royals who served as à la Suite officers, he was a legitimate military commander. He commanded Bavaria’s 6. Armee until 1916, when he was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall. He commanded Armee-Gruppe Ruprecht with great distinction. Ruprecht was opposed to National Socialism and fled to Italy in 1939. In this pose Albrecht is seen wearing an Iron Cross 1st Class and the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class in his buttonhole.

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    COLORIZED POSTCARD FOR KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. HAMBURG

    SKU: 44-161

    $25.00

    This is a color postcard of Kleiner Kreuzer (Small/Light Cruiser) S. M. S. Hamburg. She was a part of the Bremen Light Cruiser Class. During the 20th Century’s first ten years, she was used as a constant escort ship for Kaiser Wilhelm II and his royal yacht, the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern. During WW I she served as a U-Boot flotilla commander’s flagship during operations around Helgoland Island and the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). This color postcard (which actually comes from a painting) shows the S. M. S. Hamburg in profile, cruising under power. A small sail boat paces her. It was never used.

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    COLORIZED POSTCARD OF BATTLESHIP S. M. S. KAISER FRIEDRICH III

    SKU: 44-145

    $20.00

    This is a colorized postcard of the battleship S. M. S. Kaiser Friedrich III. Friedrich III (1831-1888) was Germany’s second Kaiser. He was Kaiser Wilhelm I’s son and Kaiser Wilhelm II’s father. He was a very effective military commander in the 1865 Danish War, the 1866 war against Austria and her German allies, and the 1870/1871 Franco-Prussian War. Friedrich III served as Kaiser for only ninety-nine days and die at the age of fifty-six from cancer of the larynx. His son named a battleship for Kaiser Friedrich III. She was commissioned in 1898, but by the time WW I began she was totally out-of-date. She only was used for harbor defense and as a floating barracks. The postcard has some information, including a pencilled signature. It never was mailed.

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  • CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE IN CARRIAGE

    SKU: 45-101

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Crown Princess seated in a carriage with a companion. It is dated 1907. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE IN CARRIAGE

    SKU: 45-102

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Crown Princess seated in a carriage with a companion. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • DELUXE PHOTO LEATHER PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-628

    $50.00

    This is a high-quality leather photo album with many pages that will accommodate Cartes des Visite (CdV’s) and larger-sized cabinet photos. The album is the perfect receptacle in which to install and display your own CdV’s ands cabinet photos. A total of twenty one-sided pages have small windows which can house fifty smaller CdV’s and seventeen larger cabinet photos. Several of the windows’ edges are torn, so you will have to be creative in deciding how you can best use the album. The album, which measures 14″ x 8 1/4″ x 1 3/4,” is constructed of red/maroon leather covers, with a metal design on the front. A locking device once existed on the side, but is no longer present. Also, the binding is a bit loose. Use YOUR imagination, and you will have a fine photo album. This is bargain-priced.

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  • EARLY 1900’S TRADITIONAL GERMAN PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-674

    $50.00

    This is a traditional black fabric-covered German photo album that features an apple motif on its front and back covers, along with the identifying label “Postkarten” on the front. The album contains 50 double-sided pages that can hold one hundred 3″ x 5″ or 2 ½” x 4 ½” photos or postcards. The album itself measures 1 ½” x 5″ x 8.” Imperial German era photo albums are a wonderful way to preserve your period photos or postcards. This would also make a great display piece for a home office or living room end table.

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  • EARLY AIRMAIL POSTCARD

    SKU: 42-179

    $60.00

    Germany was one of the first nations to offer airmail. They did so by issuing a special postcard. They were highly-prized by both aviation collectors and postage stamp collectors. The special route that was set up went from Mannheim to Heidelberg and returned. Its obverse features an airplane in flight with the legend below it stating “Erste Deutsche Luft=Post” (First German Air Mail). Flanking this scene are views of Mannheim and Heidelberg, along with Mannheim Heidelberg and Heidelberg Mannheim. A message has been penned on the reverse. In the lower left corner we see that the price is twenty pfennigs for the postcard, and that it is for use in airmail. The cancelled stamp (five pfennigs) appears in the upper top right corner. The postcard was mailed in Mannheim, going to Heidelberg on 19 May 1912. [The USA did not begin airmail service until the 1920’s]. This is a very attractive and historic postcard that was sent by airmail more than one hundred years ago.

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  • EARLY POSTCARD SHOWING TAUBE MONOPLANE

    SKU: 42-177

    $30.00

    This is a very early postcard that shows a German Taube that just shot down another monoplane. At the bottom of the postcard is “Besigt. Abstüzendes feindlisches Flugzeug.” This is a drawing or painting. The artist’s name is noted along with “A526,” the postcard number. The firm’s name is below it. On the reverse we see that this is a Feldpostkarte. It was mailed through the military post system on 21 November 1917. The postcard is written in the purple grease pencil that was often used at the front. The postcard has two unit and Feldpostkarte stamps applied to it.

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    FLOTTENBUND DEUTSCHER FRAUEN E. V. – ORTSGRUPPE DESSAU COLOR POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-176

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard that comes from a painting. It shows several British ships involved in a naval action along with the German ship S. M. S. Königin Luise. Explosions are going off in the water, and the ship in the foreground has been hit. The postcard is sponsored by the Erbprinzessin (Hereditary Princess) Leopold von Anhalt. The painting was done by Professor Hans Rudolf Schulze. A message is written on the reverse dated 8 December 1915.

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  • FRAMED CdV – GARDE-REGIMENT – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 40-182

    $175.00

    This is a most unusual photo frame housing a Carte de Visite from a Garde-Regiment. The man is dressed in his uniform, with an overcoat over his shoulders. He is wearing a pickelhaube with a black parade bush. The Garde Star is clearly visible on his wappen. The photograph was taken at a Berlin studio. The frame is quite intriguing. It is made from a combination of four empty shell casings and six complete (deactivated[!]) bullets. At the frame’s top of is a kriegsflagge crossed with another flag. An easel that permits the frame to stand on its own is attached to the frame’s back. The frame and CdV make a very fine set.

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  • FRAMED COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF AND POEM TO OSWALD BOELCKE

    SKU: 16-136

    $40.00

    This is a touching memorial poem to the “Father” of German aviation tactics, Oswald Boelcke. Boelcke was an amazing aviator who, at the time of his death in October 1916, had forty confirmed victories to his credit, and more than triple the kills of his closest pursuer. With the victories he had to his credit, and with the better quality planes that were starting to reach service, had he not perished in the collision, HOW many victories could he have claimed? Think of “Bloody April” in 1917, where many of the pilots in Jasta 11 shot down 15 to 25 planes in a single month! This framed presentation is in a modern frame, which measures 14 1/4″ x 11 1/4,” with a light, wooden molding. Framed within is a colorized picture of Boelcke in his helmet, with his goggles on his forehead. Below is a very popular memorial poem. The page, which appears to have been removed from a book (I see what I believe is a page number), measures 11 ½” x 8 ½.”

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    FRAMED COLOR LIKENESS – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 40-256

    $95.00

    This is a WW I era frame that measures 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4.” The image area measures 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4.” At the bottom is an area that measures 7 1/2″ x 4 1/4,” with a 1914 Iron Cross. In the area for the image is a color likeness of Prinz Regent Luitpold of Bavaria. He led Bavaria from 1886 (and König Ludwig II’s death) until his own death in 1911. On the reverse is a foldaway easel.

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  • FRAMED LITHOGRAPH – ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE

    SKU: 40-165

    $50.00

    This is a framed lithograph or newspaper photograph of Vizeadmiral Graf von Spee. He was an hero early in WW I. He brought his squadron east across the Pacific and defeated a British squadron off the coast of Chile. Barely a month later, his squadron was defeated at the Battle of the Falklands. Spee and his two sons died in the action. The photograph (in the frame) measures 11 1/2″ x 8 1/2.” The period frame measures 9″ x 6.”

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  • FRAMED PHOTO – NAVY SAILORS – CHRISTMAS 1906 – CHINA

    SKU: 40-64

    $125.00

    This is a large-format, period-framed photograph that shows a number of German sailors during Christmas of 1906, while they served in China. The frame measures 10 1/2″ x 14.” The photograph within the frame measures 6″ x 8 1/8.” The photograph was professionally taken.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – GERMAN SHIP BY ICEBERG

    SKU: 40-577

    $75.00

    I am not certain of this German ship’s identity. From its profile, I would say that it is a smaller, fleet-auxiliary ship rather than a ship intended for combat. I see no evidence of gun turrets on it. A large group of her crew is gathered aft. The frame measures 13 ½” x 18 3/16.” The actual image within the frame measures 10 5/8″ x 15 5/16.” The frame is simply made of black wood, and has multiple chips out of it. It is not the most attractive frame that I have ever seen. The frame and photograph do have value, however, and would display attractively on your wall.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – MATROSEN DIVISION SAILORS – CHINA

    SKU: 40-204

    $125.00

    This is a wonderful framed photograph that shows a group of enlisted sailors (thirteen men) standing and kneeling with rifles. They are part of a Matrosen-Division. Two petty officers are also among the group on the back row. The photo is dated 1910, and was taken at Wilhelmshaven. On the reverse, August Kläfkr, one of the men’s names, is penciled in. He was born in 1887 and assigned to 1. Kompagnie II. Matrosen-Division (though not at birth[!]). He also noted that from 1910-1912 he served in East Asia (Ostasien) aboard the S. M. Torpedoboot S90. The photo measures 6 1/2” x 9.” The period brown frame measures 11” x 14 1/2.” A very good chance exists that he served during WW I.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 40-50

    $65.00

    This is a framed photograph showing a young soldier from a Mecklenburg-Schwerin infantry regiment. He was assigned to either Grossherzogl Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr 89, or Grossherzogl Mecklenburgisches Füsilier-Regiment Nr 90. We can tell this from his belt buckle. He is wearing a pickelhaube with a canvas cover, so we cannot see his wappen to make an identification from it. He is also wearing a bayonet at his side. I n the upper left corner, stretched diagonally, is the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Stretched diagonally from the upper right corner is the ribbon for the Hanseatic Cross from Hamburg. This leads us to believe that the man pictured won both of these awards. The black wooden frame, trimmed in gold, measures 10 1/4″ x 6.” The photograph within the frame measures 9″ x 4 1/2.” A hook is on the reverse. The photograph is ready to hang on your wall or be displayed on a bookcase.

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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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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – OFFICER – AWARDEE – 1914 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS

    SKU: 40-556

    $95.00

    This is an officer’s framed photograph. He is wearing a feldbluse tunic. Attached to his left breast is the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. The frame measures 9 1/8″ x 6 13/16.” A small dent appears in the metal frame’s lower right corner. The frame dates from 1930 or before. It might even be a wartime frame. The photograph measures 4 1/8″ x 6,” and features the photographic studio’s name and address. An easel is on the frame’s reverse so it can be displayed on a flat surface.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – PRINCESS CECILIE AND HER DAUGHTER

    SKU: 38-63

    $195.00

    Princess Cecilie was one of the most popular of the royals in Germany. She was a princess from Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and was later married to Wilhelm, Kronprinz of Germany, the oldest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II. She was very involved in relief efforts in Germany, both before and during WW I. She was an attractive woman. The people of Germany took her to their hearts, as she was very good with people and quite photogenic. This period-framed piece shows her with her baby, the Princess Alexandrine. The frame is gilt and measures 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2.” The photograph measures 6″ x 6 1/4.” A dedication in pencil is on the photograph, advising the cause that the proceeds of the photograph would benefit. It is in wonderful condition, and ready to hang on your wall.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – S. M. S. NIXE

    SKU: 40-557

    $95.00

    The S. M. S. Nixe was built as a Kreuzerkorvette in 1885. She had three masts, but also was propelled by motors. She very much resembled warships from the Napoleonic Era, as she had gun ports. That said, the ship was armored. As the Kaiserliche Marine modernized, she was relegated to use as a training ship for cadets. The period frame measures 13 5/8″ x 11 7/8,” and hails from the 1900-1918 time period. Inside the frame is a matted color lithograph of the ship, which measures 6 11/16″ x 4 3/4.” The lithograph is dated 1900. Inside the framed area is the vessel’s name and the fact that she was a school ship. It is ready to hang on any wall.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – SAILORS – KOMMANDO IN ADMIRALSTAB – BERLIN 1907

    SKU: 40-290

    $110.00

    This is a large, period-framed photograph of sailors who served with the Kommando in Admiralstab (Admirals’ Staff Command) in Berlin, 1907. A total of twenty-one men is in the photograph, which uses a large kriegsflagge for background. The photograph’s matted area features information on their assignment and year at the top. EACH man is identified at the bottom. The photograph measures 8 1/2″ x 11.” A problem exists with the large-format photograph. You will note a large number of what appears to be black dots. Something also has begun with the developing process. Some of the faces are distorted and difficult to decipher. The photograph and matte are in a period frame, measuring 19″ x 21 1/2.” It is made of wood with a brass inner section and a gilded inner trim. Glass covers the photograph. It is an amazing piece of history that is more than one-hundred-years-old. It is bargain-priced. [Shipping will be more costly due to its size and depending on its delivery destination].

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 7 COMMANDER – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 40-586

    $95.00

    This is a framed photograph of Husaren-Regiment König Wilhelm I. (1. Rheinisches) Nr 7’s commanding officer. The regiment was raised in 1815, garrisoned at Bonn, and attached to the VIII. Armeekorps. The photo dates from 1895 to 1914. He is dressed in the regiment’s prewar uniform. He is also wearing his busby, and a neck order that I cannot identify. Furthermore, he sports a large medal bar with at least ten decorations, including an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The photograph would make a good candidate for a research study. The ornate frame is quite attractive. It is a very handsome display.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 40-666

    $95.00

    This is a marvelous period framed photograph of Imperial Germany’s Kronprinz Wilhelm (1882-1951). The Kronprinz was one of the most popular Imperial German royalty members. He was an army man who led the V. Armee (5. Armee / Armeeoberkommando 5 / A.O.K. 5) when WW I began. In 1915 he was given command of Heeresgruppe Deutscher Kronprinz (Army Group German Crown Prince), which he led until the Great War’s end, eventually achieving the rank of Generalleutnant. Troops under his command began what became the year-long Battle of Verdun, WW I’s longest and bloodiest battle. After the war, Wilhelm first followed his father into exile in the Netherlands. In 1923, he was allowed to return to Germany as long as he promised NOT to participate in political activities. [This was done without his father’s knowledge, who was not happy that HE could not return as well]. The Kronprinz soon broke his promise, and supported the Nazi party on an unofficial basis. Ultimately, the Kronprinz became disenchanted when an old friend of his, former German Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher, was murdered during Hitler’s 1934 “Night of the Long Knives,” which consolidated Der Führer’s political power supremacy. Wilhelm lived a quiet life for the balance of the Nazi regime and WW II. He survived to die in 1951, estranged from his wife Kronprinzessin Cecilie. The photograph is presented in a simple brown frame that measures 8 ¾” x 11 ¾.” The photo is surrounded by a light brown matte. Centered in the matte…

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  • FRAMED REICHSMARINE PHOTOGRAPH

    SKU: 40-207

    $40.00

    This is an interesting photograph, which dates from the 1920’s. It shows a group of twenty-eight officers on what I believe is a Cruiser. The first row shows the ship’s senior officers, many of whom are wearing the 1914 Iron Cross 1st or 2nd Class. I also see an Iron Cross 1st Class equivalent from Oldenburg and Mecklenburg-Schwerin on a tunic or two. The ship’s commander is readily visible in the middle of the front row. He is wearing the uniform of a Kapitän zur See, complete with an old-fashioned, winged-collar shirt. As a matter of fact, as I look more closely at the EK 2 ribbon in his buttonhole, I believe I see the crown and crossed swords of the Knights Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order! The photo, which measures 5” x 7 1/4,” is housed in a period brown wooden frame measuring 6 1/2” x 9.” This is a real research project for the right collector.

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  • FRAMED STUDIO PORTRAIT – NCO – AVIATION UNIT

    SKU: 16-192

    $110.00

    This is a framed studio photograph of a young NCO attached to an aviation unit. He is holding a sword with portopee, and his visor cap. His shoulder straps clearly identify him for being in an aviation unit. The brown wood, period-framed presentation measures 12″ x 9.” A fastener is on the back of the frame, so this is ready to hang and enjoy. The young soldier’s photo measures 6″ x 3,” within the frame. The photographer’s name, address, and even his telephone number are noted on the matting. The photographer was located in Köln (Cologne).

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  • FRAMED STUDIO POSE OF A PRE WAR GERMAN SOLDIER

    SKU: 10-386

    $75.00

    A very nice pre-WW I studio photo of a young soldier dressed in uniform with sword and portopee. Seated beside him is an older man who could well be his father. The studio background is complete with castle! Has a period frame complete with hanger ready to go up on your wall.

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  • FRENCH POSTCARD – ENGLISH AIRPLANE – GERMAN ULANENS

    SKU: 42-32

    $15.00

    This postcard shows an English airplane escaping from German cavalry. It appears that the airplane has landed to rescue one of the aviators. The mounted Germans are firing rifles at the escaping airplane. This is a French postcard that was mailed from France.

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  • GERMANY – FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF A YOUNG GIRL

    SKU: 12-255

    $45.00

    A most interesting framed photograph of a young girl (I would estimate her to be 8-12 years old.). I rather get the impression that she has just attended her 1st Communion as she is wearing a long white dress and is wearing a crucifix and appears to be holding a pocket bible. The frame has a bark finish to it and has a 1914 Iron Cross at the bottom. The frame measures about 3″ x 5 ½”. The photo appears to be from about 1914-1930 but the frame is actually post WW II as it is marked :Made in W. Germany.” Very touching as it is or another photo could be substituted if you prefer.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTO – FRAMED – SOLDIER’S FAMILY

    SKU: 12-428

    $60.00

    This is a postcard-sized original photograph of a family or families of females and soldiers. It is enclosed in a patriotic frame embroidered in Germany’s national colors of red, black and white. The frame measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” Three young women and one older woman, who may be the mother of the four soldiers, are in the photo. One of the younger women has a small girl sitting on her lap. The photo is dated 1916. Seated in the center is an NCO, who appears to be the eldest. He is wearing a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class in his buttonhole and a large ribbon bar on his tunic. He is also holding TWO canes, so he was severely wounded. This is an interesting study of a family pausing in the midst of war.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTO – MOURNING OF A SOLDIER

    SKU: 12-385

    $55.00

    Here we have a small black frame measuring 3 1/8″ x 2 5/8.” Frames like this were used as mourning pieces to house the photos of soldiers who died in their country’s service. A small silver Iron Cross is embossed on the bottom of the frame. Inside the frame is a photo of a young NCO. A piece of the glass is missing in the frame’s upper left corner. As always, such pieces are heartbreakingly touching.

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    GERMANY – PHOTO ALBUM – ALBRECHT HOLZ – STABARZT der RESERVE

    SKU: 40-638

    $225.00 $175.00

    High-quality photo album for Stabarzt der Reserve Albrecht Holz, which contains ninety-one fine original photographs…  

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – BALLOON – PRE WW I – MATTED

    SKU: 40-412

    $75.00

    This is a matted photograph that depicts one balloon. The matted photograph measures 8 1/4″ x 6.” The actual photograph housed within the matting measures 5″ x 3 1/8.” A large group of army officers is gathered around the balloon’s gondola. The photograph dates from early in the 20th Century.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-462

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. This shot is looking on at the zeppelin’s bow. She is still on the ground, as her engines are not turning over. A large crowd is gathered around her.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-463

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. In the photograph one is looking up and under the zeppelin. The shot was taken of the zeppelin’s forward portion. One of the two gondolas can be seen.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-464

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. This shot shows the zeppelin’s stern. She is still in her hanger, but appears to being pulled out. Men are pulling on lines and others are directing the action.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – TWO BALLOONS – PRE WW I – MATTED

    SKU: 40-411

    $75.00

    This is a matted photograph that depicts two balloons. The matted photograph measures 6 1/4″ x 7 3/4.” The actual photograph housed within the matting measures 4″ x 5 3/4.” A large group of men is watching the proceedings on what appears to be a testing field. The date 19 April 1901 appears at the matte’s bottom.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-465

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph measuring of a zeppelin’s bow (which I cannot identify). It appears similar in some ways to the Sachsen, but differences can be noted.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-466

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph measuring of a zeppelin’s bow (which I cannot identify). It appears similar in some ways to the Sachsen, but differences can be noted.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-467

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph measuring of a zeppelin’s bow (which I cannot identify). It appears similar in some ways to the Sachsen, but differences can be noted.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN ENGINE – LARGE-FORMAT

    SKU: 40-419

    $30.00

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN ENGINE – LARGE-FORMAT

    SKU: 40-420

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 8 3/4.” It shows a zeppelin engine that has been removed from the airship.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN ENGINE- LARGE-FORMAT

    SKU: 40-418

    $30.00

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN HANGER – LARGE FORMAT

    SKU: 40-416

    $50.00

    This is a large-format photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 9.” It shows several mechanics working on zeppelins’ engine assemblies. The action is taking place in a large hanger.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN SACHSEN – HANGER

    SKU: 40-414

    $50.00

    This is an ORIGINAL photograph that measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed in service in May 1913. Before WW I began, she transported nearly 10,000 people. Once the war started, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids, then was retired from service in 1916. She is shown in her hanger prior to being wheeled out and launched.

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  • GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN SACHSEN OUTSIDE – HANGER

    SKU: 40-415

    $50.00

    This is an ORIGINAL photograph that measures  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed in service in May 1913. Before WW I began, she transported nearly 10,000 people. Once the war started, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids, then was retired from service in 1916. She is shown outside her hanger, with a large number of people gathered around her.

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  • GERMANY – POSTCARD ALBUM

    SKU: 12-721

    $50.00

    This is a fine album that can be used to store your favorite postcards. It measures 7 1/4″ x 5 ½” x 2.” The front cover depicts an eagle in flight with the German National Flag in its beak. Below it we read the legend “Durch Kampf zum Sieg!” (Through Struggles to Victory). A cut down, full-color postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (complete with PLM, medal bar, etcetera) is pasted to the inside flyleaf. The album holds approximately ninety-eight postcards. Its front binding is split, yet it remains quite serviceable.

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH CARD Nr 7639 – LEUTNANT zur SEE BERG – S. M. S. MÖWE

    SKU: 38-381

    $20.00

    This is a consignment item. This is Gustav Liersch Card Nr 7639. It shows Leutnant zur See Berg, who was an officer aboard the well-known commerce raider, S. M. S. Möwe.

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH CARD Nr 7761 – PLM WINNER HAUPTMANN OSWALD BOELCKE

    SKU: 38-593

    $50.00

    This is a Gustav Liersch Card Nr 7761 of Hauptmann Oswald Boelcke. It is a profile shot. The card was produced after his death in October 1916, because it shows a cross after his name.

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH POSTCARD Nr 1129 – PRINZ EITEL FRIEDRICH

    SKU: 38-95

    $15.00

    Prinz Eitel Friedrich was one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s sons. He appears to be dressed in the uniform of an oberleutnant or hauptmann, but I cannot tell the regiment. This pose is before WW I.

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH POSTCARD Nr 1629 – PRINZ OSKAR – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-97

    $15.00

    This is an interesting pose of Prinz Oskar of Prussia. Oskar was another of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s sons. He is wearing the uniform of a leutnant and the pickelhaube of an officer in 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. This photo was taken well before the beginning of WW I.

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH POSTCARD Nr 7499 – PRINZ EITEL FRIEDRICH

    SKU: 38-96

    $15.00

    This is a much later pose of Prinz Eitel Friedrich, one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s sons. He is wearing an Iron Cross 1st Class AND a PLM with Oak Leaves.

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH POSTCARD Nr 7783 – OBERLEUTNANT MAX von COSSEL

    SKU: 42-150

    $55.00

    This is a Gustav Liersch Postcard Nr 7783, which features Oberleutnant Alexander von Cossel. He was an Observer and was best known for his pairing with his pilot Vizefeldwebel Rudolf Windisch. They were assigned to an observation plane. They flew a mission on the Eastern Front behind the Russian lines in which von Cossel blew up a key Russian bridge, and Windisch returned the next day to retrieve the intrepid observer. Both aviators were personally decorated by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Von Cossel received the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order. Windisch received the Prussian Crown Order 4th Class with Swords. [This was the latter decoration’s ONLY award to a WW I pilot. Even more remarkable, the decoration usually was awarded to officers ONLY, and Windisch was an NCO. What the Kaiser wanted, however, the Kaiser got]! This studio pose shows von Cossel wearing a Prussian Pilot badge. He is also wearing his visor cap and the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The postcard was not mailed

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  • GUSTAV LIERSCH POSTCARD Nr 7803 OF PLM WINNER LEUTNANT ALBERT DOSSENBACH

    SKU: 38-1832

    $55.00

    Albert Dossenbach flew with Jastas 2, 10, and 36. He received the PLM on 11 November 1916. This was actually achieved while he was a pilot of an observation plane and attached to FA 22. While serving with Jasta 36 and Jasta 10, he was the Jastaführer. He was killed in action on 3 July 1917. The postcard has been removed from a photo album.

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  • HERZOGIN VIKTORIA LUISE – FIRST SON

    SKU: 38-2700

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter. By this time she was the Duchess of Braunschweig. She is shown with her first son. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • HERZOGIN VIKTORIA LUISE – YOUNG CHILD – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1847

    $15.00

    In this postcard we see Viktoria Luise and one of her young sons. Below her is a reproduction of her signature.

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  • HERZOGIN VIKTORIA LUISE – YOUNG CHILD – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1848

    $15.00

    In this postcard we see Viktoria Luise and one of her young sons.

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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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  • KAISER WILHELM I PHOTOGRAPH IN PATRIOTIC FRAME

    SKU: 20-305

    $175.00

    This is a very high-quality, silver-toned, patriotic frame in the shape of an Iron Cross. The frame measures 5 3/4″ x 6 1/4.” Among the Iron Cross’s arms are laurel leaves on one side, with oak leaves and acorns on the other. An oval-shaped inset in the center measures 2″ x 2 3/4.” It allows a photograph to be displayed within the oval. A crown appears directly over the oval space’s top. The reverse sports two means of displaying the frame. First a small easel appears, which when set in place, allows the frame to be displayed on a flat surface. An eyelet at its top means it could be hung from the wall using a nail or picture hanger. A vertical attachment is also present whereby you can insert a photograph for display. The easel device is mounted to its reverse. The subject shown here comes from a Kaiser Wilhelm I postcard. He is seen in his full dress uniform and wears the Orden pour le Mérite at his neck, Hohenzollern House Order Kollar, and a large medal bar that includes the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Two breast stars are on his left breast. While this is how the frame came to us, of course you may insert most any postcard (some trimming will be necessary), other original photograph, or CdV. The frame is in very fine condition.

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  • KAISER WILHELM II’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH WITH REPRODUCTION SIGNATURE

    SKU: 40-668

    $20.00

    This is a portrait photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II. It shows him in military uniform complete with his 1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, and 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. It is a post WW I photograph from when he was exiled in the Netherlands at Huis Doorn. It measures 3 ½” x 5 ½.” The photograph’s bottom features the Kaiser’s bold REPRODUCTION autograph.

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    KLEINER KREUZER DANZIG WITH TORPEDOBOOT COLOR POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-317

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard that was produced as a painting. It shows the small cruiser S. M. S. Danzig in company with a Torpedoboot. She was one of seven ships of the “Bremen” Class of small cruisers. She was commissioned in 1907 and saw action at the Battle of Heligoland. She also saw extensive fleet service in the Baltic. It is interesting to note that her final commander was Korvettenkapitän Prinz Adalbert von Preußen. Adalbert was the only one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s sons to serve in the Kaiserliche Marine. He held that command from May 1917 through March 1918. After the war, the S. M. S. Danzig was delivered to England and scrapped. The postcard was never mailed.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. AUGSBURG POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-307

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the small cruiser S. M. S. Augsburg. She was one of the four ships of the “Kolberg” Class. She saw extensive service in the Baltic in operations against Russia. She was delivered to Japan after WW I. The ship was scrapped in the Netherlands in 1922. She is seen steaming under the bridge at Levensauer Hochbrücke. The postcard was never mailed.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. CÖLN POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-98

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the small cruiser S. M. S. Cöln (Cologne). She was one of four ships in the small cruiser class headed by the S. M. S. Kolberg. She was commissioned in 1911. The Cöln was sunk at the First Battle of Heligoland Bight on 3 September 1914. Only one crew member from the S. M. S. Cöln survived. The postcard shows the ship steaming at sea. In the postcard’s upper left are some technical details about the ship. The postcard was never mailed.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. KOLBERG POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-179

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the Small or Light Cruiser S. M. S. Kolberg. She was the lead ship of the four ship Kolberg Class. She was commissioned in 1910. She saw extensive service during WW I, including the Battle of Heligoland, the Battle of Doggerbank, and the Battle of the Baltic Islands. After WW I she was delivered to the French, who used her in their Navy until 1927. She was then scrapped in 1929. In this postcard she is seen anchored off the coast of some nation. Tenders are seen coming and going from her. She has two kriegsflagges hoisted at her stern and amidships. The postcard was not mailed.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. LÜBECK COLOR POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-269

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of the small cruiser S. M. S. Lübeck. She was commissioned in 1905, and was one of seven “Bremen” Class ships. She participated in the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). After the war she was delivered to England, where she was scrapped. The ship is seen steaming out of port. A kriegsflagge and the Free State of Lübeck’s flag appear on the left. While the postcard was never mailed, a message dated 1915 appears on the reverse.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. LÜBECK COLOR POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-174

    $20.00

    This is a color postcard of the small cruiser S. M. S. Lübeck. She was commissioned in 1905, and was one of seven Bremen Small Cruiser Class ships. She participated in the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). After the war she was delivered to England, where she was scrapped in 1922. The postcard shows her steaming at sea with smoke boiling out of all three funnels. The postcard was never mailed, but its upper left corner displays printed technical information about her.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. MAGDEBURG POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-167

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the Small or Light Cruiser S. M. S. Magdeburg. She was the lead ship of that class, which had a total of four ships, and was commissioned in 1912. She was lost early in WW I, when stranded on some rocks in August 1914. The postcard shows her under steam. The upper left corner has a description of her technical specs. The postcard has no writing on the reverse. It was not mailed.

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    KLEINER KREUZER S. M. S. UNDINE POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-312

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the small cruiser S. M. S. Undine. She was one of ten ships of the “Gazelle” Light Cruiser Class. She was assigned to fleet duties in the Baltic early in WW I. She was sunk of 7 November 1915 by British submarine E19. The postcard shows the ship steaming at sea. It was mailed from Kiel in 1924.

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    KÜSTENPANZERSCHIFF S. M. S. BEOWULF POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-111

    $20.00

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

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    KÜSTENPANZERSCHIFF S. M. S. FRITHJOF COLOR POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-165

    $20.00

    The S. M. S. Frithjof was a part of coastal defense ships’ “Siegfried” Class. She was commissioned in 1893 at the beginning of the Kaiserliche Marine’s “battleship era.” She was modernized early in the 20th Century, but in reality she did not have sufficient artillery to be a real threat. When WW I began, she was used for coastal defense. By 1916 she was deemed insufficient for that and was converted to a floating barracks. After the war, she was scrapped. The color postcard’s reverse displays NO marks, nor was a message written.

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    KÜSTENPANZERSCHIFF S. M. S. FRITHJOF POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-93

    $20.00

    The S. M. S. Frithjof was a part of the “Siegfried” Class of coastal defense ships. She was commissioned in 1893 at the beginning of the Kaiserliche Marine’s “battleship era.” She was modernized early in the 20th Century, but in reality she did not have sufficient artillery to be a real threat. When WW I began, she was used for coastal defense. By 1916 she was deemed insufficient for that and was converted to a floating barracks. After the war, she was scrapped. The postcard shows her in profile entering a port or channel. It was never mailed.

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    KÜSTENPANZERSCHIFF S. M. S. ODIN POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-173

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the S. M. S. Odin, a Küstenpanzerschiff that was intended for coastal defense and patrol. She was the last ship type built by the German Navy before they shifted to producing true battleships. She was commissioned in 1896 as part of the Siegfried Coastal Defense Ship Class. She performed this same task through the end of WW I, then was sold for non military uses. She was scrapped in the 1930’s. The postcard features a most interesting study of what battleships looked like before the big naval buildup under Admiral von Tirpitz and Kaiser Wilhelm II. It was never mailed.

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  • LARGE FRAMED PORTRAIT OF SAILOR

    SKU: 13-443

    $150.00

    This is a period-framed portrait of an enlisted sailor. The frame measures 19 ½” x 15.” It is quite ornate, with a black molding infused with gold scroll work. The image measures 11″ x 8 3/4.” It shows the sailor standing in his pea coat, wearing a mütze that says “Kaiserliche Marine.” This is ready to display on your wall. [$20.00 shipping required for domestic shipping on this item].

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  • LARGE-FORMAT – DECORATIVE PHOTOGRAPH – SAILOR – MATROSEN-DIVISION

    SKU: 40-205

    $85.00

    This is a deluxe, matted photograph celebrating a sailor’s service. The photograph measures 6 1/8” x 9.” A total of thirteen sailors are lying down, kneeling, and standing with rifles. In the center of the back row are two petty officers. Each sailor wears a mütze with a Matrosen-Division cap tally. The matte on which the photograph is placed is cardboard pre-decorated with naval motifs. It measures 13 1/2” x 16 3/4.” Some damage appears on the matte’s edges. No markings or identifications appear on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT IRON CROSS COMBINATION PHOTOGRAPH/DOCUMENT ALBUM

    SKU: 40-579

    $250.00

    This is a very interesting album that can accommodate a number of photographs or documents. It is massive, measuring 3 1/4″ x 9 ½” x 12 ½.” The album is very ornate, with a leather exterior. The front cover has an intricate design cut into its leather. In the center is a gold starburst featuring a black and silver 1813 Iron Cross. It is a representation of the “Star of the Grand Cross.” In Germany, this historic decoration is known as the “Blücherstern,” since it was awarded after the Battle of Waterloo to Generalfeldmarschall Blücher by König Friedrich Wilhelm III. [Interestingly, one other “Star of the Grand Cross” was also awarded during WW I. Although Kaiser Wilhelm II had instituted the 1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, he also made ONE award of the “Star” to his most-senior military commander, Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg. The only difference was that the 1914 award featured that date on its Iron Cross, whereas the 1813 version displayed a blank obverse]. Returning to our album, we do see some scattered aging to portions of the leather exterior. Inside the album we see a dedication page that reads: “Autographen- Sammlung Herbert Seidel” Pasted below these three beautifully-written lines is a real leaf that has been preserved in the album. Looking further, we see a total of twenty-five double-sided pages. The pages on the left were intended for the placement of photographs. These photographs have been removed. The opposite right-side pages have sleeves built into them…

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – CAMOUFLAGED HANGER – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-511

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” I find it quite interesting as it shows an observation balloon’s camouflaged hanger. The hanger enabled the crew to keep their balloon inflated and protected when not in use. It saved them time (and gas), keeping their balloon ready for flight. If you look in the hanger, you can see some of the balloon’s extra gear. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – GROUND CREW – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-518

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” It shows a ground crew with their balloon’s deflated bag in front of them.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – KRONPRINZ RUPPRECHT – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-517

    $40.00

    This is a large-format original photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2,” depicting Bavaria’s Crown Prince Rupprecht (1869-1955) in an observation balloon’s basket. It is getting ready to make a flight. In the basket with him are his wife, oldest son Prinz Luitpold (1901-1914), and several other Bavarian officers. This information is pencilled on the reverse. Judging from the young prince’s apparent age, I estimate the photograph dates from 1907 to 1911.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION AIRPLANE – ALOFT

    SKU: 40-523

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4,” showing a German observation airplane in flight, with snowy mountains in the background. The shot was taken from above by another airplane’s crew. On the reverse is a rubber-stamped form on which information has been entered. It states that it comes from an unidentified observation squadron.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-478

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 5″ x 7.” It shows the ground crew working on the balloon, apparently emptying gas from the bag after a mission. In the background, one can see many gas tanks. A red caption appears in the upper left corner.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-480

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. A large Iron Cross appears on its side.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-481

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. The reverse features penciled information on the balloon and its unit.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-482

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-483

    $35.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. This photograph, while showing a bit of the balloon and gondola, concentrates more on the men on the ground. Center stage is a visiting general officer. The reverse features penciled information on the balloon and its unit.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-484

    $35.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. This photograph, while showing a bit of the balloon and gondola, concentrates more on the men on the ground. Center stage is a visiting general officer. The reverse features penciled information on the balloon and its unit.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-485

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-486

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-487

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-488

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON CREW

    SKU: 40-514

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon’s crew building a hanger. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON CREW

    SKU: 40-515

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 5/8″ x 6 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon’s crew building a hanger. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION CREW SETTING UP OPERATIONS BASE

    SKU: 40-512

    $30.00

    This is a terrific original photograph, measuring 4 1/2″ x 6 5/8,” that shows a balloon crew preparing their base camp for operations. In the foreground we see some of the men building the balloon’s hanger. In the background we can see the balloon, which is inflated and ready for flight. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-472

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” The zeppelin has just been pulled from its hanger. A crowd is gathered under it. The reverse features information about its photographer, and a warning not to reproduce the photograph without authorization.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-473

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4.” The zeppelin is in flight.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-474

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4.” The zeppelin is on the ground with its ground crew around it.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-475

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” The zeppelin is in the air, probably less than 100 meters from the ground. A crowd is gathered under it. The reverse features information about its photographer, and a warning not to reproduce the photograph without authorization.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-499

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is in flight. The photograph measures 3 3/4″ x 6.”

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – SUPPORT VEHICLE – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-521

    $20.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” We see a support truck for an observation balloon on a slight rise in the ground. Two men are seated in the cab.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH -OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-476

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. It is a cold winter day with a lot of snow on the ground. The reverse has a penciled description of what is taking place. It is dated 1915.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – BASKET – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-532

    $20.00

    This large-format photograph measures 6 1/4″ x 4 ½.” It shows an observation balloon’s basket hanging down from it.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – CRASHED AIRPLANE

    SKU: 40-524

    $20.00

    This is a large format photograph, which measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2,” that shows a crashed airplane’s remains. The crash took place in a wooded area. Some of its parts are in the trees above the crash site. A crowd of soldiers and a woman, who appears to be weeping, are at the site.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – GROUND CREW – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-510

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph measuring 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2.” It shows the ground crew of an aloft observation balloon. We see a truck and trailer. From the trailer we can see the cables attached to the balloon, which is flying overhead. Most of the crew is gathered around the trailer. Mounted in the truck’s rear are two machine guns for the balloon’s protection. The machine guns are manned. On the reverse is a penciled description, and what I believe is unit identification (Ballonzeug Nr 221).

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-513

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph of an observation balloon, which measures 6 1/2″ x 4 5/8.” It shows an observation balloon in the process of being inflated prior to flight. A large Iron Cross can be seen on the balloon’s side. A date is penciled on the reverse, 28 October 1918, which is about two weeks before the war’s end.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-489

    $25.00

    This large-format photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4,” shows an observation balloon in a city. It has not yet been launched into the air. Beneath it is a crowd of a few military men and a far greater number of male and female civilians. The scene takes place in winter. Snow is on the ground. The photograph has been mounted on a heavier piece of paper. Two bends show in the photograph, as it was folded prior to being mounted.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON – CREW

    SKU: 40-516

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph, measuring 4 5/8″ x 6 1/2,” that shows an observation balloon either preparing to launch or being reeled in after a flight. Both the crew and support vehicle are present. Several other trucks can be seen in the background. Snow is on the ground. An Iron Cross appears on the balloon’s side. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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    LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. FRIEDRICH der GROßE POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-92

    $20.00

    Battleship S. M. S. Friedrich der Große was one of the most modern battleships as WW I began. She was one of the four-ship “Kaiser” Class. The S. M. S. Friedrich der Große was assigned to Battleship Squadron Nr 3. She participated with her sister battleships at the May/June 1916 Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). She was scuttled at Scapa Flow with the bulk of the German fleet, rather than surrender them to the allies. The postcard depicts the ship steaming at sea in profile. Some trailing ships appear behind her. The postcard was never mailed.

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    LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. FRIEDRICH der GROßE POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-95

    $20.00

    Battleship S. M. S. Friedrich der Große was one of the most modern battleships as WW I began. She was one of the four-ship “Kaiser” Class. The S. M. S. Friedrich der Große was assigned to Battleship Squadron Nr 3. She participated with her sister battleships at the May/June 1916 Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). She was scuttled at Scapa Flow with the bulk of the German fleet, rather than surrender them to the allies. The postcard shows the ship in profile steaming into a port. The German national flag can be seen at her stern, but NOT a kriegsflagge. The postcard was never mailed.

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    LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. KURFÜRST FRIEDRICH WILHELM POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-251

    $20.00

    This postcard shows the Battleship Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm. She was commissioned in 1897. One of her first commanders was Kapitän zur See von Holtzendorff. He became the Navy’s overall commander (the same role as Alfred von Tirpitz) and was the Kaiserliche Marine’s final Großadmiral. In 1910, she was sold to Turkey. In 1915, she was sunk by the British submarine E 11. The postcard was never mailed.

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    LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. MECKLENBURG POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-168

    $20.00

    The battleship S. M. S. Mecklenburg was the last of the battleships launched before a new design was introduced in 1909. Heavier artillery was added, along with more armor. The Wittelsbach Class (of which the S. M. S. Mecklenburg was a part) however, still was a solid design. When WW I started, the S. M. S. Mecklenburg patrolled the coastal waters of Germany. Later, she was reduced to housing POW’s, a boring fate for both German and Allied sailors. This postcard shows her at rest in a channel, where she is taking on supplies from tenders. Information about her technical specs was penned in black ink where the stamp normally was placed. It was never mailed.

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    LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. ZÄHRINGEN COLOR POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-267

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the Battleship S. M. S. Zähringen. She was commissioned in 1902 and was outmoded by the beginning of WW I. She was a part of the “Wittelsbach” battleship class. She served in minor roles during the war, but saw no combat. She is seen steaming in to port. The postcard’s right side features a kriegsflagge, and the Kingdom of Baden’s flag and the ship’s name. The postcard was never mailed, but a message dated 1915 appears on the reverse.

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    LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. ZÄHRINGEN POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-247

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the Battleship S. M. S. Zähringen. She was commissioned in 1902 and was outmoded by the beginning of WW I. She was a part of the “Wittelsbach” battleship class. She served in minor roles during the war, but saw no combat. She is seen steaming out to sea from a port. Some technical details are located in the lower right corner. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-506

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 4″ x 5 3/4,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The photograph shows the balloon with its basket still on the ground, surrounded by a crowd. I date it from 1890 to 1900. A description on the reverse indicates that the photograph may have been taken in Bohemia.

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  • MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-507

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 5 3/4″ x 4,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The photograph shows the balloon with its basket still on the ground, surrounded by a crowd. I date it from 1890 to 1900.

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  • MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-508

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 4 1/4″ x 3,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The balloon is in the air and the crowd below is looking on. I date it from 1890 to 1900.

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    MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-509

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 4 1/4″ x 3,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The balloon is in the air. I date it from 1890 to 1900.

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  • MEMORIAL POSTCARD FOR KAISER FRIEDRICH III’S WIFE KAISERIN VICTORIA

    SKU: 38-2217

    $15.00

    This postcard is for the memory of Kaiser Friedrich II’s wife (Wilhelm II’s mother), Victoria, who died in 1901. He died of cancer in 1888. The photograph shows his marble effigy in his mausoleum. It is titled “Zur Erinnerung an die Beisetzung Ihrer hochseligen Majestät Kaiser in Friedrich im Mausoleum der Friedenskirche zu Potsdam” (In Memory of our highly blessed Majesty Empress Frederick’s Burial in the Peace Church Mausoleum at Potsdam). A message is written on the obverse. The reverse has an address and a postage stamp. The cancellation stamp is marked 1901.

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  • MODERN-DAY POSTCARD – ERBPRINZ FRIEDRICH LUDWIG – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN

    SKU: 38-752

    $2.00

    This is a modern-day postcard from the museum at the Mecklenburg-Schwerin royal family’s castle in Schwerin. It depicts Erbprinz Friedrich Ludwig in 1807.

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  • MODERN-DAY POSTCARD – GENERALMAJOR CARL WILHELM LUDWIG HARTWIG von BOTH – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN

    SKU: 38-753

    $2.00

    This is a modern-day postcard from the museum at the castle in Schwerin. It features Generalmajor Carl Wilhelm Ludwig Hartwig von Both (1778-1860) of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He is in full dress uniform.

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  • NPG CARD Nr 5613 – PLM WINNER OBERLEUTNANT MAX IMMELMANN

    SKU: 38-1913

    $60.00

    Oberleutnant Max Immelmann was one of Germany’s early aviation heroes. He and Oswald Boelcke were the first pilots to receive the Orden Pour le Mérite in January 1916, after they had achieved the score of eight victories. By January 1917, it took sixteen kills. Soon the prescribed number rose to twenty, and finally thirty victories for achievement of the award. Many say that the PLM was nicknamed the “Blue Max” for Immelmann. He died in June of 1916, with fifteen total victories to his credit. In this photograph he is wearing a PLM at his throat. He also wears a five-place medal bar high on his left breast. Below that is his 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class and Prussian Army Pilot Badge. The card is clean and fresh on both sides.

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  • NPG CARD Nr 5695 VIZEFELDWEBEL WAGNER

    SKU: 42-159

    $45.00

    This card shows a Feldwebel Wagner. There is little information that I can find on him other than he flew in the Balkans. In this studio pose Wagner is seated wearing his schirmütze and black leather gloves. He is wearing a Prussian Army Pilot badge and the ribbon in his second button hole for the 1914 iron Cross 2nd Class. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • NPG POSTCARD Nr 167 – SEAPLANE – WHEELED OUT – WATER

    SKU: 42-88

    $50.00

    This postcard shows a seaplane, which has wheels under it, being wheeled out of the water. Three enlisted sailors can be seen manhandling the airplane out of the water. On the reverse we can see that it was mailed in October 1917.

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  • NPG POSTCARD Nr 5566 – PILOT LEUTNANT FRANK SEYDLER

    SKU: 43-314

    $55.00

    This is an NPG Postcard featuring Leutnant Frank Seydler. He was attached to the Turkish Air Service and served during the Battle of Gallipoli. While Seydler is wearing a German officer’s uniform, he sports a Turkish officer’s headdress. On his tunic is a Bavarian Army Pilot Badge, Iron Cross 1st Class and a Turkish decoration. He also wears the ribbons for the Iron Cross 2nd Class and another decoration, which may well be the Bavarian Military Merit Order 4th Class. The postcard was not mailed.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – DELUXE PATRIOTIC FRAME

    SKU: 40-45

    $250.00

    This is an amazing photograph in a high-quality patriotic frame. The frame measures 5 1/8″ x 3 1/8.” The image within the frame measures 3 1/4″ x2 1/4.” The photograph shows a man who appears to be in his 40’s. He is wearing an Iron Cross boutonniere in his buttonhole. Now what is especially interesting is that it appears that oak leaves are directly above the Iron Cross. If this is correct, then this would be for an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with the Twenty-Five Year Oak Leaves. I do not necessarily think the photograph was taken during the war years. The frame is beautifully manufactured. It is elaborately made. At the very top is a 1914 Iron Cross surrounded by oak leaves. A swing away easel is attached to the frame’s back, which allows display of both photo and frame. A manufacturer’s hallmarking appears on the frame’s lower edge.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-520

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2,” which is slightly smaller than a postcard. We see a balloon that is being prepared for flight. The bag is partially filled. You can see hoses running from the support wagons that are filling the balloon with gas. Supervising the procedure is a mounted officer. Most of the enlisted crewmen are wearing tschakos.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-543

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4.” It shows an observation balloon on the ground. It either has just landed or is about to be launched. An Iron Cross is displayed on its side.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-544

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 ½” x 2 7/16.” It shows an observation balloon on the ground. It either has just landed or is about to be launched. The location is noted on the reverse, along with the year 1915.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-545

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/8.” It shows an observation balloon on the ground. It is being prepared for launch from the field near its attendant troop’s barracks.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOONS

    SKU: 40-546

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/8.” It shows two observation balloons on the ground. They are being prepared for launch. They are of different sizes.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-493

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is at a large field containing a single building. A crowd is gathered around the zeppelin. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-494

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is at a large field containing a single building. A crowd is gathered around the zeppelin. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-495

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is at a military complex. The ground crew is gathered around the zeppelin prior to her launch. Her engines are not yet turning over. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-496

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is in flight. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-497

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The ground crew is gathered under it. She has either launched or is about to land. The photograph measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-498

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is in the field with support equipment under her. The photograph measures 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-500

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin, which measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4.” It is in the process of either being launched or being moored. The ground crew is working at the ropes.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-501

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin, which measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4.” The zeppelin is in its hanger.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-461

    $40.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3″ x 4.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. She is shown just a few feet off the ground, with a large number of people around her.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-491

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 ½” x 3 1/4.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. This shot is looking on at the zeppelin’s bow. She is still on the ground, as her engines are not turning over. A large crowd is gathered around her.

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  • ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – S. M. S. METEOR SAILOR

    SKU: 44-88

    $10.00

    This is an original photograph of an enlisted sailor aboard the S. M. S. Meteor, an auxiliary cruiser (Hilfskreuzer). This vessel was a captured British ship that was renamed and used as a combination minelayer and auxiliary cruiser. The sailor is wearing his dress tunic in a studio pose.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN – HANGER

    SKU: 40-492

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a zeppelin in a hanger. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM II ABOARD ROYAL YACHT S. M. Y. HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 40-653

    $150.00

    This is a marvelous oversized original photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II aboard his royal yacht the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern. The Kaiser took great pride in both his Navy and his yacht. He spent a great deal of time aboard it, visited much of Europe and beyond. The photograph is mounted on a stiff backing that measures 6 ½” x 8 ½.” The photo itself measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” In the scene he is on deck facing the camera in an Admiral’s uniform (he had not yet promoted himself to Großadmiral). He is accompanied by several women in their finery, one of whom is most certainly the Kaiserin. A small buffet table is present, from which the ladies are taking food. A crewman uniformed in his summer whites stands with his back to the camera as he serves his Kaiser. The S. M. Y. Hohenzollern was on a cruise which was to take it from Germany to Turkey and on to Jerusalem. The date and the name of the royal yacht are written in pencil at the bottom of the cardboard backing. We can see two Turkish soldiers at attention facing a German officer. The photograph is dated 23 October 1898. Original photographs of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern are very hard to find. This example is excellent.

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  • ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF KRONPRINZ VISITING GENERALS AND OFFICERS AT AIRFIELD

    SKU: 42-181

    $60.00

    This is an original photograph that has been printed on postcard stock. The view shows the Kronprinz from behind. He is partially turned, however, and it is clearly him. Whoever mailed this wrote below him “Kronprinz.” He is surrounded by numerous officers standing in front of a tent. He is speaking to a General. Another three are standing behind him. On the reverse we see that this was mailed as a Feldpostkarte. It is written in the purple grease pencil that was so commonly seen at the front, and in most field and administrative offices. In addition to the text, we see two unit stamps. First is for Feld-Flieger Abteilung Nr 34. The second is a stamp for K.D. Feldpostamt des VI. Reservekorps. The stamp is dated 22 May 1915.

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    ORIGINAL POSTCARD – S.M.S. KÖNIGSBERG

    SKU: 44-84

    $50.00

    The S.M.S. Königsberg was dispatched to Africa shortly before WW I began. Once war was declared, she began raiding Allied ships in the Indian Ocean. She also heavily damaged a British cruiser in the Zanzibar harbor. She then moved up the Rufiji River and dropped anchor to get away from the English. In what became a game of cat versus mouse, the Königsberg prepared her hiding place to repulse all English attacks. To that end, the crew removed machine guns and small guns from the ship and prepared defensive positions facing the Indian Ocean. The English tried their best. The battle lasted from October 1914 through July 1915. The English finally sent two “Monitors” from home with 150mm mortars aboard. They were able to lob in sufficient shells to sink the German ship. The sinking was completed by the German crew. All her guns and other serviceable gear were removed then handed over to Oberstleutnant Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. These cannons, along with the S.M.S. Königsberg’s surviving crew members, aided von Lettow-Vorbeck until the war’s end. [He was later promoted to Generalmajor and awarded the PLM]. German forces in East Africa never surrendered until after the war ended. Today we are offering an original postcard of the S.M.S. Königsberg under steam. The Königsberg served as an inspiration to Germans, both in Africa and back in Germany. It was one of WW I’s most unique naval history stories.

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  • OVERSIZED COLOR POSTCARD – OTTO von BISMARCK – KÜRAßIER UNIFORM

    SKU: 38-1377

    $20.00

    This is a full-color postcard of Otto von Bismarck. It is larger than a typical postcard, measuring 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4.” It is interesting that von Bismarck is wearing a Küraßier-Regiment officer’s uniform. He is wearing a küraß over his tunic. He is also wearing a Küraßier officer’s helmet.

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    PERIOD FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – LEHR-INFANTRIE-BATAILLON – POTSDAM

    SKU: 40-10

    $125.00

    This is a wonderful photograph of the Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon on parade. The Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon was created in 1820 during the reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was a special training unit which while a complete and separate Bataillon was attached to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß in 1895. So as a matter of course, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß had four Bataillons instead of the more typical three of an infantry regiment. Thus the Lehr-Bataillon was actually garrisoned in Potsdam and would have been assigned to the GardeKorps. It was used for special training and tactics which might then be used in the German army and to ensure conformity to the drilling and training throughout the German army. It was quite elite and was often seen at functions that included the Kaiser. It was a great honor to be assigned to the Bataillon. Here, it is seen at the Neuen Palais (built during the reign of King Frederick the Great) of Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 1/2″ x 18 1/2,” while the photograph contained therein measures 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2.” The photo was taken by a house photographer. The firm was appointed by Imperial decree to take official photographs of the Kaiser and his family. The arrangement would have been similar to the court or house jewelers such as Godet & Sohn, Wagner & Sohn, etc. The large photo was taken 5 June 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I suspect that…

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    PERIOD FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – LEHR-INFANTRIE-Bataillon – POTSDAM

    SKU: 40-11

    $125.00

    This is a wonderful photograph of the Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon on parade. The Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon was created in 1820 during the reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was a special training unit which while a complete and separate Bataillon was attached to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß in 1895. So as a matter of course, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß had four Bataillons instead of the more typical three of an infantry regiment. Thus the Lehr-Bataillon was actually garrisoned in Potsdam and would have been assigned to the GardeKorps. It was used for special training and tactics which might then be used in the German army and to ensure conformity to the drilling and training throughout the German army. Here, it is seen at the Früjahrsparade for Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 3/4″ x 18 1/2,” while the photograph contained therein measures 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2.” The photo was taken by a house photographer. The firm was appointed by Imperial decree to take official photographs of the Kaiser and his family. The arrangement would have been similar to the court or house jewelers such as Godet & Sohn, Wagner & Sohn, etc. This large photo was taken 31 May 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I would suspect that this hung in the home of one of the Bataillon members with great pride. [Buy this photograph and the one above and receive a 10% discount on the pair! Special handling and shipping will…

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    PERIOD-FRAMED CARTE de VISITE OF YOUNG ENGLISH BOY

    SKU: 40-650

    $125.00

    This Carte de Visite is of a young English boy. I date it from 1880 through 1910. To begin, the way the boy is dressed and this particular photographic style indicate that his family was from the middle class, or quite possibly even higher. The young lad sports a large tricorn hat set on his head in a jaunty manner. He is dressed in a white outfit that features a lacy overlay upon his shoulders that is loosely tied at his neck, puffy long cuffed sleeves, knee breeches that end at and tightly encircle his knees, white hose that disappear up under his breeches, and shiny black, elaborately buckled shoes. The CdV comes from Edward Sweetland’s photographic studio located at 21 High Street in High Wycombe. Wycombe was a chair-manufacturing center in Buckinghamshire, which grew to become England’s chair-making headquarters in the early 20th Century. Sweetland specialized in children’s portraits, and bought the High Street property in 1904. According to the Buckinghamshire County Council’s internet article on “Early Professional Photographers in Wycombe 1877-1905,” as the town grew, families wanted to record their prosperity with photographs. In my estimation, the real value here is the small period frame. It could be used on any standard-sized CdV if you prefer. The frame is essentially a two-piece affair. A spring-loaded device on the reverse holds the frame’s glass in place. Surprisingly, the glass is quite thick, far thicker than one might think at first glance. It is very substantial. The reverse is a…

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    PHOTO ALBUM – SAILOR

    SKU: 40-291

    $250.00

    Here is a photo album, measuring 9 1/4″ x 12 1/2,” that holds a total of seventy-two photographs. Fifty-five of them are related to naval activities. The remaining seventeen are, I believe, photographs of the owner’s family at home. All the naval photographs are in small-format (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″). The photos include daily onboard and shore activities. After looking at many of the photos, I believe the photographer belonged to a minesweeper flotilla. Some photos of Cruisers or Battleships are also included. Nothing especially exciting appears in the photos. Each one tells its own story, however. They are well worth studying with a magnifying glass.

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

    SKU: 10-271

    $395.00

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

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    PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON – HANGER

    SKU: 40-542

    $20.00

    This photograph measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/16.” In it we can see a large observation balloon housed in a hanger. A large number of troops are gathered at the hanger’s front. Even more interesting, a royal carriage complete with liveried coachmen is present. I do not think that the royal personage(s)) had disembarked from the carriage at the time of the photograph. No information appears on the reverse to let us know which member of royalty was making this visit.

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  • POST WW I POSTCARD – KRONPRINZ WILHELM – FAMILY

    SKU: 38-2305

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Crown Prince and his family in the 1920’s. The former royal couple are showing signs of age. The postcard was produced from a photograph taken on Isle of Wieringen in the Netherlands, which was the Crown Prince’s place of exile until around 1923.

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    POSTCARD – “LAST MAN” AT BATTLE OF FALKLAND ISLANDS

    SKU: 44-82

    $15.00

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

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

    SKU: 38-2659

    $15.00

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

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  • POSTCARD – 25th ANNIVERSARY – KAISER WILHELM II’S ASCENSION TO THE THRONE

    SKU: 38-1643

    $20.00

    This postcard commemorates Kaiser Wilhelm II’s (1859-1941) twenty-five years (1888-1913) on Germany’s throne. He is in an admiral’s uniform. Germania, the mythical personification of the country, is at his side. The Hohenzollern Crown is below him.

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  • POSTCARD – 60 YEARS – AUSTRIAN THRONE -KAISER FRANZ JOSEF

    SKU: 38-2618

    $15.00

    This postcard commemorates 60 (1848-1908) years on Austria’s throne by Kaiser Franz Josef. The old Kaiser lived another eight years. The postcard’s reverse has a pre cancelled stamp and other cancellations that observe the celebration.

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  • POSTCARD – 60th ANNIVERSARY – KAISER FRANZ JOSEF – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2186

    $20.00

    In Austria during 1908 the entire country celebrated the 60th year of rule of Kaiser Franz Josef. He first assumed the throne in 1848. This postcard commemorates the celebration. A message is written on the reverse. A special stamp and cancellation for the occasion also are present.

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  • POSTCARD – 80th BIRTHDAY – OTTO von BISMARCK

    SKU: 38-2168

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a crowd surrounding Otto von Bismarck, the “Iron Chancellor,” as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

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  • POSTCARD – A VERY YOUNG KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 45-185

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a very young Kronprinz mounted on a horse. While I cannot be certain, I have a hunch that the photograph was taken at Potsdam’s Castle Sanssouci, which was built by König Friedrich der Große. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – A VERY YOUNG KRONPRINZ WILHELM PLAYING WITH HIS SISTER PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 45-186

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the young Kronprinz kneeling beside his sister. He is wearing a sailor suit. The postcard was not mailed.

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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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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL EDUARD von KNORR

    SKU: 44-47

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    This postcard shows Admiral Eduard von Knorr (1840-1920). Von Knorr was one of the few Navy officers to receive the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class during the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. He commanded a small gunboat that battled a French vessel. He was instrumental in the creation of Germany’s Pacific colonies.

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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL EDUARD von KNORR

    SKU: 38-1469

    $20.00

    Eduard von Knorr (1840-1920) was an important (full) admiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. He was involved in the German colonies’ expansion of the 1880’s and 1890’s. He commanded squadrons in Asia and Africa, and helped set up several German colonies. He achieved his final rank of Admiral in 1893, then retired from active service in 1899. He was awarded the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class for action against the French. He is wearing it on the postcard, along with the Twenty-Five-Year Oak Leaves and an Order of the Red Eagle. He is seated holding his sword. The postcard was produced during WW I. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.

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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL REINHARD SCHEER

    SKU: 44-44

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    This postcard shows Admiral Reinhard Scheer (1863-1928). Scheer served as the High Seas Fleet’s commander at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. In August 1918, he was promoted as the last Chief of Naval Staff. The postcard was not mailed, but has a message written on the reverse.

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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL REINHARD SCHEER

    SKU: 44-45

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Admiral Reinhard Scheer (1863-1928). Scheer served as the High Seas Fleet’s commander at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. In August 1918, he was promoted as the last Chief of Naval Staff. A reproduction signature appears below his image. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL von CAPELLE

    SKU: 44-43

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    Admiral Eduard von Capelle (1855-1931) was a well-known German admiral who briefly succeeded von Tirpitz as the Chief of Naval Staff. Here he is wearing an überrock with an officer’s dagger and the 1914 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Class. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – ADMIRAL von POHL

    SKU: 44-66

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of Admiral Hugo von Pohl (1855-1916). Pohl achieved the rank of full-admiral. He commanded the High Seas Fleet in 1915. He relinquished this command in 1916 to Reinhard Scheer. Pohl was a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. He died soon after he stepped down. He is seen here in uniform, wearing a Red Eagle Order 1st Class with Crown and Swords. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – AIRPLANE – CRASHED – OCEAN

    SKU: 42-83

    $10.00

    This postcard shows an airplane which has crashed in the ocean and is sinking. To the airplane’s left, we see a small boat. In the upper left corner is the legend “Seenot” (Sea Emergency). The postcard was never mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – AIRPLANE FLYING OVER HOTEL – RESTAURANT

    SKU: 42-07

    $20.00

    This postcard shows a naval seaplane flying over a German restaurant and hotel located by the water.

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  • POSTCARD – ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND WITH WIFE & THREE CHILDREN

    SKU: 38-2619

    $8.00

    This postcard shows Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Franz Josef’s heir to the Austrian throne. He appears with his wife and three children. The 1913 photograph was taken in Vienna. He was assassinated, along with his wife, at Sarajevo in June 1914. This act contributed to WW I’s start approximately one month later, after much political wangling. The postcard was not mailed. If you look to the left of Franz Ferdinand’s wife, you will find some bubbling or other damage. The postcard is priced accordingly.

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  • POSTCARD – AUSTRIA’S KAISERIN ZITA AND KRONPRINZ OTTO

    SKU: 45-142

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Kaiser Karl I of Austria’s wife, Zita, and their son, Crown Prince Otto. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – AUSTRIAN KAISER FRANZ-JOSEF PRAYING

    SKU: 38-1069

    $10.00

    This postcard shows the Austrian Kaiser Franz-Josef deep in prayer. The postcard has been mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – BADEN’S GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH II

    SKU: 45-65

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Baden’s Grand Duke Friedrich II (1857-1928). He was Baden’s last ruler, seen here in his dress uniform. The occasion was his birthday in 1915. He wears a breast star and a large medal bar. This was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIA CROWN PRINZ RUPPRECHT

    SKU: 45-138

    $15.00

    Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria was not only his father, König Ludwig III’s, heir to the Bavarian throne. He was a Generalfeldmarschall and a very able military commander. This is a prewar pose of Rupprecht. It was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIA’S KÖNIG MAXIMILIAN II AND FAMILY

    SKU: 45-63

    $15.00

    This postcard is of König Maximilian II (1811-1864) of Bavaria and his family. Appearing with him and his wife are their two sons, Ludwig II and Otto. This was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIA’S KRONPRINZ RUPPRECHT

    SKU: 45-172

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Bavaria’s Kronprinz Rupprecht prior to WW I’s beginning. During WW I, Rupprecht was one of the most able and effective royal commanders. In fact, he rose to the rank of generalfeldmarschall, commanding an Armeegruppe that was composed of multiple armies. The postcard was mailed in 1915. It bears a postage stamp with his father, König Ludwig III’s, likeness.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIA’S PRINZ JOSEF KLEMENS

    SKU: 45-60

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a very young Prinz Klemens (1902-1990) of Bavaria. He was the only child of our favorite, Prinz Alfons of Bavaria. This was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIA’S PRINZ LEOPOLD

    SKU: 45-46

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Leopold of Bavaria (1846-1930). In addition to being a royal during WW I, he was a very able commander. He was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall in 1906. During WW I, he was one of the German Army’s most decorated officers. He received both the Pour le Mérite and the Oak Leaves to the PLM. He appears, along with a large number of officers, before a Warsaw palace on 9 August 1915. They are all mounted. This was mailed as a Feldpostkarte a month later from Warsaw.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIA’S PRINZ LEOPOLD

    SKU: 45-47

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinz Leopold of Bavaria 1846-1930). In addition to being a royal during WW I, he was a very able commander. He was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall in 1906. During WW I, he was one of the German Army’s most decorated officers. He received both the Pour le Mérite and the Oak Leaves to the PLM. His image on the postcard comes from a painting. The postcard was mailed in 1917 and has three stamps.

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIAN GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PRINZ LEOPOLD

    SKU: 43-358

    $15.00

    During WW I, three German royals were truly able commanders. They worked their way to their positions not so much by their royal births, but by their performances. Those three men were Kronprinz Rupprecht of Bavaria, Herzog Albrecht of Württemberg, and Prinz Leopold of Bavaria. These men achieved the rank of generalfeldmarschall and commanded vast troop numbers in Armeegruppen or Herresgruppen. (Army Groups were assemblages of multiple armies (generally three or more) that reported to these men. They were a huge responsibility. [Remember, Kronprinz Wilhelm was only given command of ONE army during the war(!)]. These three men were excellent commanders. Along with von Mackensen and von Hindenburg, they were among WW I Germany’s best. The postcard we are offering today is of Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Leopold (1846-1930). We do not hear a great deal about him as he spent the war’s bulk fighting on the Eastern Front. It is interesting to note that during the 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War Leopold was awarded the 1870 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Class (first as a young hauptmann, then a major). He progressed through the Bavarian Army and was promoted to generalfeldmarschall in 1905. He retired in 1913, but was brought back to active service at the age of sixty-eight with WW I’s onset. This made him one of the German Army’s older senior commanders. In 1915 he was given command of the IX. Armee, replacing von Mackensen. Next, he was promoted to lead Herresgruppe Prinz Leopold, which consisted of German and Austrian troops…

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  • POSTCARD – BAVARIAN KRONPRINZ RUPPRECHT’S WIFE

    SKU: 45-61

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Kronprinz Rupprecht (1869-1955) of Bavaria’s first wife, Marie Gabrielle. Rupprecht was the heir to the Bavarian throne. After his father Ludwig III’s death, he was the Pretender. In addition to his royal duties, he was among the most-able WW I German commanders, holding the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. Rupprecht’s first wife, the Duchess Marie Gabrielle (1878-1912), died young. After her death, Rupprecht became engaged in 1918 and married Princess Antonia of Luxembourg (1899-1954) in 1921. This was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – BERLIN MONUMENT – KÖNIG FREDERICK DER GROßE

    SKU: 38-2092

    $8.00

    This is a postcard of the monument in Berlin to Frederick the Great, arguably the best-known Prussian King. In the upper left corner the ink for the reverse’s cancellation has bled-through. The postcard was mailed in 1911.

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  • POSTCARD – BISMARCK MONUMENT – DRESDEN

    SKU: 38-1065

    $10.00

    This postcard shows a monument of “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck. This particular monument was located in Dresden.

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  • POSTCARD – BRAUNSCHWEIG’S HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – AND WIFE – FORMER PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LOUISE von PREUßEN

    SKU: 38-1471

    $15.00

    This is a postcard dated 1913 (the year they were married) of Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig and Viktoria Louise, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter. He is wearing his Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s pelisse. He has a medal bar and breast stars attached to his uniform.

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  • POSTCARD – CAPTAIN – S. M. S. MÖWE

    SKU: 38-03

    $40.00

    This is a postcard of the Captain of the S. M. S. Möwe, Graf zu Dohna-Schlodien. Under his command, the S. M. S. Möwe was the most successful Auxiliary Cruiser of WW I, sinking thirty-eight ships. The S. M. S. Möwe was, in fact, a converted freighter. After the war it was given to the British, who later sold it back to the Germans, who used it in WW II, until it was sunk in 1945! Whew!

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  • POSTCARD – CHANCELLOR von BETHMANN-HOLLWEG

    SKU: 38-1688

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Reichskanzler von Bethmann-Hollweg in uniform. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte.

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  • POSTCARD – COMMEMORATES BAVARIA’S KRONPRINZ RUPPRECHT – VICTORY – METZ BATTLE

    SKU: 38-1465

    $15.00

    This postcard features Kronprinz Rupprecht of Bavaria. It commemorates his victory in the Battle of Metz. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in September of 1914.

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  • POSTCARD – COMMEMORATING 100th ANNIVERSARY OF KINGDOM OF WÜRTTEMBERG’S FOUNDATION DURING KÖNIG KARL I’S REIGN

    SKU: 45-234

    This postcard commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Königreich of Württemberg. This postcard follows its history under King Karl 1. It is part of a five postcard set. It was mailed in 1906.
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    POSTCARD – CREW – TORPEDO TUBE – TORPEDOBOOT

    SKU: 44-32

    $15.00

    In this scene, we see a Torpedoboot crew on deck manning their torpedo tube. It comes from a painting. The postcard was produced to benefit a Kaiserliche Marine veterans group and the German Red Cross. It was mailed in April 1916.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE – DENMARK

    SKU: 38-1904

    $10.00

    This postcard shows the Crown Prince of Denmark in uniform.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS

    SKU: 45-43

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a rather young Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951), with his wife Crown Princess Cecilie (1886-1954) seated on some steps. The young Crown Prince is uncharacteristically dressed in a suit. She is identified as the Duchess (Herzogin) from Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The caption also mentions they are at Gelbensande. It was the location of the Jagdschloss Gelbensande (Gelbensande Hunting Castle), which had been erected between 1880 and 1885 as a summer residence for Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III (her father). Young Wilhelm proposed to the Duchess at the Jagdschloss, so it is quite probable this photo was taken shortly after his proposal. This was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS

    SKU: 45-44

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951) and his wife, Crown Princess Cecilie (1886-1954). They are seated in a study, with a stern Hussar officer looking on from a photograph on the desk. (It may be of Cecilie’s uncle, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, who served as regent for Cecilie’s brother after their father’s death in 1897). Since the couple are wearing the same outfits as Postcard 45-43, the photo was probably taken at the Jagdschloss Gelbensande, where they became engaged. (It is dated 1904 on the back. They were married in June 1905). The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS – GERMANY

    SKU: 38-1622

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    This postcard shows the royal couple. He is wearing a pith helmet. She is holding a camera.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS – GERMANY

    SKU: 38-1623

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    This is a postcard of the royal couple. He is in civilian garb, with a hat on the steps behind him. The pose probably comes from before WW I.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE FERDINAND – ROMANIA

    SKU: 38-1906

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania in uniform.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM

    SKU: 38-2191

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    This postcard of the Crown Prince comes from a charcoal sketch. A reproduction of his signature is below his likeness. A newspaper clipping regarding the Crown Prince is attached to the reverse.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – BROTHER PRINCE EITEL FRIEDRICH – KAISERLICHE YACHT CLUB REGATTA

    SKU: 38-2547

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951), along with his brother Prince Eitel Friedrich. They are together with other members of the Kaiserliche Yacht Club. The postcard has not been mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2437

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    This postcard shows Kronprinz Wilhelm (1882-1951) and Kronprinzessin Cecilie (1886-1954) standing outside a building. Wilhelm is wearing 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1’s M-1915 litewka, complete with its Totenkopf-bedecked schirmütze. The postcard was mailed in 1915.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2439

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    In this postcard the royal couple is seen in an indoor setting with a large group of military and civilian dignitaries. The caption reads “Eröffnungsfeier der internationalen Sportausstellung in Berlin: In der Mitte das Kronprinzenpaar” (Opening ceremony of the international sports exhibition in Berlin: In the middle are the Crown Prince and Princess). The picture has been glued to the front of a postcard that was issued with a postage stamp printed onto it.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2629

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    This postcard shows the royal couple. He is wearing a 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß uniform. He also wears a five-place medal bar and a breast star. The photo was taken very shortly after their marriage. On the reverse we see that it was mailed in 1904.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2650

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    This postcard shows the Crown Prince and Princess. An eagle with outspread wings is at the top. Below it are photos of the royal couple. Below them is the Großherzogliches Schloß of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, where Crown Princess Cecilie was raised. The castle is located in the city of Schwerin. I have been to this castle several times. It is one of my favorites in Germany. It is actually located at a causeway’s end in a lake near the city center. The postcard was mailed in 1904, shortly after the marriage of the royal couple. It was mailed to Akron, Ohio in the U.S.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – PRINCE FRIEDRICH

    SKU: 38-772

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    This postcard shows the Crown Prince, Crown Princess, and their young son, Friedrich. The photo dates from around 1906. It shows Wilhelm in uniform.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS – WIVES

    SKU: 38-2624

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm, Prince Eitel Friedrich, Prince August Wilhelm, and their three wives. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS – WIVES

    SKU: 38-2625

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm, Prince Eitel Friedrich, Prince August Wilhelm, and their three wives. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – DAUGHTER

    SKU: 38-2628

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm and his daughter. He is wearing a PLM around his throat. A small nick is missing from the card’s right upper corner. It was never mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – OLDEST SON

    SKU: 38-2627

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm and his oldest son, Prince Wilhelm. It was mailed in 1907.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-27

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    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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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM – WIFE – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2546

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951) and the Crown Princess Cecilie (1886-1954). They are being greeted by school children who are presenting them with flowers. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM AND CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 45-124

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    This postcard shows the royal couple as they emerge from a building. The photograph is from early in their marriage.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM AND SON

    SKU: 45-125

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    This postcard shows Crown Prince Wilhelm with one of his young sons. He is dressed in the 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1’s uniform. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM, PRINCE AUGUST WILHELM, PRINCE EITEL FRIEDRICH, AND THEIR WIVES

    SKU: 38-2442

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    This postcard shows Kronprinz Wilhelm (1882-1951) and his two brothers, Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949) and Prinz Eitel Friedrich (1883-1941). Standing arm in arm with the three brothers are their respective wives.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS – GERMANY – BROTHER – GRAND DUKE – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – WIFE

    SKU: 38-1620

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    This is a post WW I postcard of the Crown Princess, her brother, the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and his wife. The couple from Mecklenburg-Schwerin have bicycles. A message appears on the reverse and is dated 1925, but the postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS AND LADIES FROM A CHARITABLE GROUP

    SKU: 45-106

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie and a group of well-dressed ladies from Cecilienhilfe the Crown Princess’s key charitable group. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 45-127

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess Cecilie. She is seated, holding flowers. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 45-128

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess as she visits with nurses and patients at a field hospital. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 45-129

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess as she rides in a carriage. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 45-99

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    This is a postcard of Crown Princess Cecilie. It is a saucier pose than usual; she is kneeling on a chair and smiling at the camera. The postcard has not been mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1607

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    This postcard depicts the Crown Princess seated.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1608

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    This postcard reveals the Crown Princess from the chest up. Below her oval-shaped photograph is a reproduction of her signature, along with a greeting.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2197

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie seated on a bench. Under her image is a reproduction of her signature, dated 1913. On the reverse we see that the postcard was mailed from Flensburg, which is now located in modern-day Denmark.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1609

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess seated in a garden. Below her photograph is a reproduction signature dated 1913.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1610

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    This postcard depicts the Crown Princess standing in a window, looking down on flowers.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1611

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess kneeling on a chair.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1612

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    This postcard depicts the Crown Princess seated.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1613

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess seated, wearing her crown.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1615

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess seated in a garden.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – CARRIAGE

    SKU: 38-2634

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie riding in a carriage.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – DAUGHTER

    SKU: 38-2545

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie (1886-1954), along with her daughter Prinzessin Cecilie. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – HER THREE SONS AND MANY TROOPS

    SKU: 45-98

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess and her three sons standing among a large body of troops. Below the portrait is a poem. The postcard has not been mailed but has a date, 1916, penciled-in.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – PRINCESS EITEL FRIEDRICH

    SKU: 38-2198

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    This postcard shows the two princesses seated in a carriage.

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  • POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE – PRINCESS VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2632

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie, Crown Prince Wilhelm’s wife, and Princess Viktoria Luise (later Duchess of Braunschweig) Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter. The two young women are ridding horses sidesaddle. The postcard was never mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND DAUGHTER PRINCESS ALEXANDRINE

    SKU: 45-100

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    This is a postcard of the Crown Princess and her oldest daughter. The postcard was produced for one of Cecilie’s charities. It was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND DAUGHTER PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 45-95

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess and her youngest daughter, Cecilie. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND FOUR CHILDREN

    SKU: 45-104

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie with her sons and her oldest daughter. The photograph is from 1916, approximately. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND HER DAUGHTERS

    SKU: 45-105

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess and her two daughters. The postcard dates from 1925 and was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND OLDEST SON PRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 45-96

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess with her oldest son. He appears to be a happy toddler as mother and son sit on the floor. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND SOCIAL GROUP

    SKU: 45-107

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    This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie visiting a group of women interested in flowers. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND SON PRINZ LOUIS FERDINAND

    SKU: 45-92

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    Crown Princess Cecilie holds her infant son, Prinz Louis Ferdinand, in her arms. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE AND YOUNGEST SON

    SKU: 45-97

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess and her youngest son as an infant. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE WALKING WITH PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM

    SKU: 45-130

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    This postcard shows the Crown Princess along with her husband’s young brother. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – DEDICATED MONUMENT – OTTO von BISMARCK

    SKU: 38-2170

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    This postcard shows the Bismarck Monument located at Rudelsburg.

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  • POSTCARD – DR. von BUFF – BÜRGERMEISTER – BREMEN

    SKU: 38-757

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    This postcard shows the Bürgermeister of Bremen, Dr. von Buff.

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  • POSTCARD – DR. von MELLE – BÜRGERMEISTER – HAMBURG

    SKU: 38-756

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    This postcard shows the Bürgermeister of Hamburg, Dr. von Melle.

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  • POSTCARD – DUCHESS – BRAUNSCHWEIG – ONE CHILD

    SKU: 38-2750

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Viktoria Luise of Braunschweig along with one of her children. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUCHESS – BRAUNSCHWEIG – ONE CHILD

    SKU: 38-2751

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    This postcard shows Viktoria Luise of Braunschweig along with one of her children. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUCHESS – BRAUNSCHWEIG – TWO CHILDREN

    SKU: 38-2749

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    This postcard shows Viktoria Luise of Braunschweig along with two of her children. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUCHESS FEODORA AND PRINZESSIN SOPHIE – SAXE WEIMAR

    SKU: 38-461

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    This postcard shows Grand Duchess Feodora of Saxe-Weimar and her young daughter Prinzessin Sophie. Sophie was one of four children born to Feodora and the Grand Duke Ernst Wilhelm (1876-1923).

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  • POSTCARD – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – SON – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1752

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    This postcard shows the Viktoria Luise holding her son. This postcard was produced for the Braunschweig war effort. A reproduction of her signature appears below her photo.

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  • POSTCARD – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – SON – WIFE – FIRST SON – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1750

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duchess Viktoria Luise and her oldest son. Viktoria Luise was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter.

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

    SKU: 38-1423

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

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-2740

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    This postcard shows the Duke and Duchess of Braunschweig not long after their marriage. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG – DUKE – CUMBERLAND

    SKU: 38-2743

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Duke of Cumberland along with his nephew, Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig and his wife, Duchess Viktoria Luise. Ernst August is wearing the Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s busby. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG – GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH AUGUST – OLDENBURG

    SKU: 38-2742

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    This postcard shows a meeting between Oldenburg’s Grand Duke Friedrich August and Braunschweig’s Duke Ernst August and Duchess Viktoria Luise. The young duke is dressed in Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s uniform. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG – ONE CHILD

    SKU: 38-2748

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    This postcard shows Braunschweig’s Ernst August and Viktoria Luise, with one of their children. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG – TWO CHILDREN

    SKU: 38-2745

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Braunschweig’s Ernst August and Viktoria Luise, with two of their children. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG – TWO CHILDREN

    SKU: 38-2746

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    This postcard shows Braunschweig’s Ernst August and Viktoria Luise, with two of their children. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – DUKE ERNST AUGUST – DUCHESS VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG – TWO CHILDREN

    SKU: 38-2747

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    This postcard shows Braunschweig’s Ernst August and Viktoria Luise, with two of their children. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – DUKE OF CUMBERLAND AS REGENT OF BRAUNSCHWEIG AND HIS WIFE

    SKU: 45-248

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    This postcard shows the Duke of Cumberland (1845-1923) and his wife. He served as a regent of Braunschweig. He is seen here in a dress military uniform. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – ELDEST SON – PRINZ WILHELM – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM AND CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2028

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    This postcard shows Prinz Wilhelm of Prussia, Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie’s oldest son. He was the heir to Germany’s throne, which he renounced. He was killed in 1940 fighting with the German Army in France. In this happier time he is wearing a Navy mutze with a dachshund in front of him. The dogs were Kaiser Wilhelm II’s favorite canines. When he went into exile in Holland at Haus Doorn, he had many of these dogs for companions. Several are buried on the lawn near the main house. The postcard is dated 1908. On the reverse we see that it was mailed in 1908.

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  • POSTCARD – ELISABETH BÖHM VAN ENDERT

    SKU: 45-157

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    This is a postcard of Elisabeth Böhm van Endert (1876-1956). She was a noted opera and chamber singer in Germany. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – ELISABETH BÖHM VAN ENDERT

    SKU: 45-158

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    This is a postcard of Elisabeth Böhm van Endert (1876-1956). She was a noted opera and chamber singer in Germany. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – ENGLISH MONOPLANE – GERMAN MUSEUM

    SKU: 42-55

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a German museum. It has a British monoplane hanging from the ceiling. Other accouterments are in the hall. A message is written on the reverse. Written commentary is around the obverse, as well. It is postmarked 12.10.1916.

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  • POSTCARD – ERBPRINZ ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1849

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    This postcard shows the baby boy who was the throne of Braunschweig’s heir, Erbprinz Ernst August.

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    POSTCARD – ERBPRINZESSIN CHARLOTTE – SAXE-MEININGEN

    SKU: 45-18

    $20.00

    This postcard is of Erbprinzessin Charlotte. She is seated wearing a crown. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – ERZHERZOG CARL FRANZ JOSEF & FAMILY – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2391

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Erzherzog Carl Franz Josef, his wife and his two young children. This was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915.

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    POSTCARD – ERZHERZOG FRANZ CARL AND FAMILY – INCLUDING FUTURE KAISER FRANZ JOSEF

    SKU: 45-120

    $15.00

    This postcard comes from an 1836 painting. It shows Erzherzog Franz Carl of Austria and his family. Included is the very young future Kaiser, Franz Josef I. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – ERZHERZOG FRANZ FERDINAND – FAMILY – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2392

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his family. Franz Ferdinand, the heir to Austro-Hungary’s throne, and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo in June 1914. The event sparked the beginning of WW I.

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  • POSTCARD – ERZHERZOG LEOPOLD FERDINAND – AUSTRIA

    SKU: 38-2390

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Erzherzog Leopold Ferdinand of Austria in uniform. He was a cousin of Austria’s royal family, Archduke Ferdinand IV of Tuscany’s son, and quite the black sheep. Leopold fell in love with a prostitute and suffered from alcoholism. His parents had him dried-out, then tried to bribe him to abandon his mistress. He left the Imperial House and fled to Switzerland, where he married the prostitute, Wilhelmina Adamovich, whom he later divorced. (He married two more times). He petitioned Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria to renounce his rank as an archduke, which was granted in 1902. He took the name Leopold Wölfling, after a peak in the Ore Mountains. He was forbidden from entering Austrian lands and became a Swiss citizen. He was given money from the state, as well as an income from his parents. After World War I, Wölfling’s allowance from his family stopped. He had many adventures before returning to Austria and opening a delicatessen store in Vienna where he sold salami and olive oil. He eventually wrote a book called From Archduke to Grocer. He died in 1935.

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  • POSTCARD – FAMOUS KAISER WILHELM II QUOTE

    SKU: 38-2821

    $20.00

    This is a postcard that features a well-known quote from Kaiser Wilhelm II. The postcard’s obverse is bordered with Germany’s national colors: red, white, and black. Within the border is the quote which we have translated from the German as “The desire for conquest does not drive us, it is the indomitable will to retain the place in which God put us.” Its reverse features a message written in February 1917 and mailed to a woman in Berlin.

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    POSTCARD – FAMOUS KAISER WILHELM II QUOTE

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  • POSTCARD – FERDINAND GRAF von ZEPPELIN – ZEPPELIN-ECKNER SPENDE

    SKU: 42-62

    $25.00

    This postcard is of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838-1917). The originator of airships in Germany, Graf von Zeppelin founded the company that bore his name. The obverse of the postcard sports a reproduction of his signature. The reverse shows that the postcard is for the benefit of the Zeppelin-Eckner Spende, which helped raise money for the company’s further efforts.

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  • POSTCARD – FOKKER SILBER-MÖWE

    SKU: 42-85

    $20.00

    Anthony Fokker continued to design and build airplanes after WW I ended. He returned to the Netherlands and even built airplanes in the U.S. In 1925, the Fokker F VII. began production. It was a wooden airliner that had three motors (The Fokker Tri Motor and the Ford Tri Motor airplanes were famous in the 1920’s) and carried 8-12 passengers. The crash of a Fokker airliner in 1931 (a TWA flight) caused the death of famous Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. This postcard shows a Fokker Tri Motor that was known at the “Silber Möwe” (Silver Seagull). The postcard has never been mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – FOUR OLDEST SONS – CROWN PRINCE WILHELM AND CROWN PRINCESS CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2027

    $15.00

    This postcard has a pose that I find very fetching. It shows Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie’s four oldest sons. The four youngsters are dressed in feldgrau overcoats. Each boy wears an officer’s visor cap.

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  • POSTCARD – FOUR OLDEST SONS – KRONPRINZ WILHELM AND KRONPRINZESSIN CECILIE

    SKU: 38-1459

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the four oldest sons of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess. All are in uniform and wearing visor caps. The postcard was mailed during the war years.

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  • POSTCARD – FOUR SONS – KRONPRINZ WILHELM – KRONPRINZESSIN CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2332

    $15.00

    Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie’s four sons appear on this postcard. The four young men are wearing feldgrau kinder uniformen with overcoats. They are lined up like stair steps. The postcard was produced during WW I for a charitable organization’s benefit.

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  • POSTCARD – FOUR SONS – KRONPRINZ WILHELM – KRONPRINZESSIN CECILIE

    SKU: 38-2529

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the four sons of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess. They are climbing the rigging in a sand box, dressed in sailors’ suits. The postcard was never mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – FRENCH AIRPLANE – TAUBE

    SKU: 42-30

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a French airplane that is shooting down a German Taube.

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  • POSTCARD – FRENCH HOT-AIR BALLOON – CAVALRY

    SKU: 42-24

    $20.00

    This postcard, which is from a 1906 painting, features a hot-air balloon with two French occupants either escaping from or attacking German cavalry. French soldiers are faintly visible on the hill behind the balloon. The title at the card’s bottom reads “Salon de 1906. – Le Porteur de Dépêche, par R. Arus” (Salon of 1906. – The Dispatch Bearer, by R. Arus).

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  • POSTCARD – FUNERAL – GRAND DUKE CARL ALEXANDER – SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA

    SKU: 38-449

    $10.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Carl Alexander of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s funeral procession in 1901.

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  • POSTCARD – FUNERAL – PRINZ FRIEDRICH SIGISMUND

    SKU: 38-2649

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the funeral procession of Prince Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia (1895-1927). He was a prince of the House of Hohenzollern, the son of Prince Friedrich Leopold. Like all House Hohenzollern princes, he was attached to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. During WW I, he served in Flieger Abteilung Nr 22 from 1917 to 1918. His brother, Prince Friedrich Karl, also served in the Imperial German Air Service and died of wounds he suffered. Prince Friedrich Sigismund died in 1927 from a horse-jumping accident. We see the procession in the streets of Berlin. His final resting place is at Glienicke Palace. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – FUNERAL PROCESSION – GRAND DUCHESS CAROLINE – SAXE-WEIMAR

    SKU: 38-474

    $10.00

    Grand Duchess Caroline was the first wife of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar. She died at the age of twenty in January 1905. This postcard shows her funeral procession.

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  • POSTCARD – FUNERAL PROCESSION – GRAND DUCHESS CAROLINE – SAXE-WEIMAR

    SKU: 38-475

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    Grand Duchess Caroline was the first wife of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar. She died at the age of twenty in January 1905. This postcard shows her funeral procession. It differs slightly from number 38-473.

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  • POSTCARD – FUNERAL PROCESSION – PRINZ LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 38-1530

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the funeral procession of Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria (1821-1912). Many famous and influential Germans march in the procession. The future King Ludwig III marches at the head. I believe I see the Kaiser beside him. Enough royals and generals are in the procession to allow you to use your magnifying glass to try and identify them.

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    POSTCARD – FURST FRIEDRICH – WALDECK und PYRMONT

    SKU: 45-154

    $20.00

    Friedrich von Waldeck-Pyrmont (1865-1946) was the final Prinz and ruler of the small Principality of Waldeck und Pyrmont from 1893 to November 1918. He appears in a general’s dress uniform. His tunic is bedecked with several neck orders, breast stars, and a large medal bar. The postcard was not mailed and was produced for a German veteran’s organization’s benefit.

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  • POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL HERZOG ALBRECHT von WÜRTTEMBERG

    SKU: 38-702

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    This is a photo postcard depicting Generalfeldmarschall Herzog Albrecht von Württemberg (1865-1939). Herzog Albrecht was a very capable military commander. Unlike many royals who served as an à la Suite officer, he was a legitimate military commander. He commanded forces at many of the battles on the Western Front including Ardennes, Marne, Yser, etc. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in August 1915, and was promoted from Generaloberst to Generalfeldmarschall in August 1916. He commanded Armee-Gruppe Albrecht with great distinction. He was third-in-line for Württemberg’s throne. His father died in 1917. Albrecht was the heir apparent after König Wilhelm II of Württemberg, who was his cousin. Wilhelm II died in 1921, and Albrecht became the head of Württemberg’s royal house. This is an early-war photograph before his award of the PLM and his promotion to Generalfeldmarschall.

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  • POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-110

    $15.00

    This fine postcard of Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg comes from a charcoal sketch. It shows his wearing the PLM at his neck and a Generalfeldmarschall’s shoulder boards. A reproduction of his signature is at the bottom of the obverse. The postcard was mailed in 1918.

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  • POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 43-118

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    This is a charcoal sketch of Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg. He is seen wearing a dress uniform.

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  • POSTCARD – GERMAN AVIATOR

    SKU: 42-58

    $25.00

    This German propaganda postcard depicts an idealized German Aviator. He strikes a heroic pose. The image is taken from a brown/yellow-toned lithograph. It reads “Und Ihr? Zeichnet Kriegsanleihe” (And You? Buy War Bonds). Obviously, it supports the German War Bond effort.

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  • POSTCARD – GERMAN CHANCELLOR FÜRST (PRINCE) OTTO von BISMARCK

    SKU: 38-2172

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Otto von Bismarck, in civilian clothes, looking to his right. A message is written on the obverse. An address and a postage stamp are on the reverse.

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  • POSTCARD – GERMAN ISLAND – HELGOLAND – SEAPLANES

    SKU: 42-13

    $20.00

    This postcard shows the island of Helgoland. A number of ships are just offshore. Two seaplanes are flying toward the camera. The caption states “Helgoland mit Kriegshafen” (Helgoland with War-Harbor).

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  • POSTCARD – GERMAN ROYAL – AUTOMOBILE

    SKU: 38-1910

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the arrival of a female member of the German royal family in an automobile. An excited crowd is waiting for her.

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  • POSTCARD – GERMAN WAGON – WRECKAGE -AIRPLANE

    SKU: 42-77

    $15.00

    This postcard shows a wagon loaded with the wreckage of an airplane.

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  • POSTCARD – GRAF SZEPTYCKI

    SKU: 38-1909

    $10.00

    This postcard shows Graf Szeptycki, who was commander of the Polish Legion. He is in uniform.

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  • POSTCARD – GRÄFIN INA MARIE

    SKU: 38-2360

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Gräfin Ina Marie Rupin (1888-1973). She was married to Prinz Oskar (1888-1958), one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s sons. She was the Countess von Bassewitz when she married Oskar. Her marriage to Oskar thus was morgantic, meaning neither she nor her children could become full-fledged princesses or princes. Instead, she was created Gräfin Ina Marie von Rupin. In 1920 she was named a princess with its full rank and privileges. Her children were granted these rights, as well.

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    POSTCARD – GRAND DUCHESS ALEXANDRA – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN’S GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH FRANZ IV’S WIFE

    SKU: 45-62

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the Grand Duchess Alexandra (1882-1963), who was formerly a House of Hannover Princess. She was married to Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV (1882-1945), brother to Crown Princess Cecilie. This was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – GRAND DUCHESS FEODORA – ERZHERZOG WILHELM ERNST – PRINZESSIN SOPHIE – SAXE-WEIMAR

    SKU: 38-507

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    This postcard shows the second wife of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst, Grand Duchess Feodora of Saxe-Weimar. She is seen with her two children Erzherzog Wilhelm Ernst and Prinzessin Sophie.

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    POSTCARD – GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH AUGUST II – OLDENBURG

    SKU: 45-150

    $20.00

    Friedrich August II (1852-1931) was Oldenburg’s final ruler. He appears with three of his children, including the son who would have been the heir to Oldenburg’s throne. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – GRAND DUKE FRIEDRICH I – BADEN

    SKU: 38-444

    $15.00

    This is a postcard of Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden (9 September 1826 to 28 September 1907). The postcard features his inset photograph, and shows a mourning Germania at his casket. His crown sits on top of the casket.

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  • POSTCARD – GRAND DUKE WILHELM ERNST AND PRINZESSIN SOPHIE – SAXE-WEIMAR

    SKU: 38-506

    $10.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst and his daughter, Prinzessin Sophie, of Saxe-Weimar.

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  • POSTCARD – GRIEVING FAMILY – DEATH – ZEPPELIN BOMBING

    SKU: 42-73

    $15.00

    In this postcard we see a French family grieving for their family member, who has died in a hospital. A sheet has just been pulled over the deceased as a doctor and nurse look on somberly. Since it is a father and daughter who are mourning, it implies the zeppelin’s victim was their wife/mother. The French postcard is entitled “Triomphe de Zeppelin” (the zeppelin’s triumph).

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    POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-37

    $20.00

    Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was the architect of the modern German Navy. He served as Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the Kaiserliche Marine’s powerful administrative branch, from 1897 until 1916. He was also a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1915.

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    POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-77

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    Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1830) was one of only six Germans granted Großadmiral status. He served as Secretary of State of the Imperial German Navy from 1897 through 1916. He was the architect of the modernized German Navy. Von Tirpitz tried to challenge the English Fleet’s superiority with two major expansions. When it became clear this was NOT succeeding, he expanded the U-Boot Fleet. Von Tirpitz supported unrestricted submarine warfare. Ultimately, Kaiser Wilhelm II became unhappy with von Tirpitz and dismissed him. The postcard comes from a charcoal sketch. His name and rank are listed below the image. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-38

    $20.00

    Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was the architect of the modern German Navy. He served as Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the Kaiserliche Marine’s powerful administrative branch, from 1897 until 1916. He was also a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. The postcard features his reproduction signature. It was mailed in 1917.

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    POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-39

    $20.00

    Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was the architect of the modern German Navy. He served as Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the Kaiserliche Marine’s powerful administrative branch, from 1897 until 1916. He was also a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-40

    $20.00

    Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was the architect of the modern German Navy. He served as Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the Kaiserliche Marine’s powerful administrative branch, from 1897 until 1916. He was also a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. This postcard was produced during the Third Reich era. It was mailed.

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    POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 44-42

    $20.00

    Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was the architect of the modern German Navy. He served as Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the Kaiserliche Marine’s powerful administrative branch, from 1897 until 1916. He was also a proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare. This postcard was produced during the Third Reich era. It was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH FRANZ IV – GROßHERZOGIN ALEXANDRA – SON FRIEDRICH FRANZ V – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN

    SKU: 45-12

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV (1882-1945) and his wife, Grand Duchess Alexandra (1882-1963) of Hannover and Cumberland, along with their son Friedrich Franz V. The postcard was not mailed.

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    POSTCARD – GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH I – BADEN

    SKU: 45-09

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden (1826-1907). He was succeeded by his son Friedrich II, the Grand Duchy of Baden’s final ruler. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH I – BADEN

    SKU: 38-2610

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden seated at his desk performing paperwork. He is in a general’s uniform, but for which regiment I cannot say. The obverse has a lengthy message in French to the right of his image. The reverse reveals it was mailed from Germany on 10 August 1899, to be delivered to a man in Paris.

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  • POSTCARD – GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH II – BADEN

    SKU: 38-2693

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Friedrich II of Baden. He is wearing a general’s dress uniform. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH II – BADEN

    SKU: 38-2694

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Grand Duke Friedrich II of Baden. He is wearing a general’s dress uniform. The postcard was not mailed.

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  • POSTCARD – GROSSHERZOG FRIEDRICH II – BADEN

    SKU: 38-2668

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Baden’s Grand Duke Friedrich II (1867-1928). He is wearing a general’s dress uniform, as well as an extensive group of medals and medal bars. The postcard was mailed in 1910.

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    POSTCARD – GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH II – BADEN

    SKU: 45-170

    $15.00

    This postcard was produced during WW I by the Badischer Landesverband vom Roten Kreuz. It shows Grand Duke Friedrich II(1857-1928), who was the Grand Duchy of Baden’s last ruler. He is wearing his dress uniform, complete with a large medal bar and a breast star. The postcard was not mailed.

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