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    BRAUNSCHWEIG – BANNER WITH FLAG POLE – HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 AND INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 –

    SKU: 25-89

    $6,795.00

    Over the years we have offered many special items from the Duchy of Braunschweig, one of our favorite German states. Part of this Duchy’s and its army’s allure arises from Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s and Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92’s Totenköpfe (Death’s Heads), which were displayed on their headdress and acted as their persona. To that end, today we are offering you one of the most important items ever, a veterans’ flag for both regiments. It is more than a mere veterans’ flag, however, much more. Allow me to share a regimental banner’s importance with you, as this particular banner shares some great similarities. A regimental banner was any regiment’s most important possession. This goes back to early European times, when European nations’ armies received their regimental flags/banners from their nations’ monarchs. It was personally entrusted to them by their sovereign as his representatives. To lose your regimental flag/banner in battle was a matter of grave consequence. Every man, from the lowliest private all the way up to the regiment’s commander, was shamed by its loss. Such a loss generally signaled the end of a regimental commander’s military career, and turned him into a social pariah. Regiments fought hard for their country’s honor to begin with, and fought doubly hard to protect their flags from the enemy during battle. In the English Army, for example, senior sergeants were assigned to protect the flag with special weapons. Like all regiment members, these men fought to the death to protect their regimental colors. It was…

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2672

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953) and his wife, the Duchess. He was married to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter, the former Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). Their 1913 marriage brought Braunschweig back under its own duke’s direct rule for the first time since Braunschweig was absorbed by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The Duke is wearing Braunschweig Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s uniform. The postcard was mailed in 1913, the year of their marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2274

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980. She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess (and Braunschweig Duchess) holding her eldest son, Prinz Ernst August, in 1914. The young Prinz was born earlier that year. The postcard was produced to benefit Braunschweig troops fighting in WW I. It features her reproduction autograph at the bottom of the postcard’s obverse.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – BADGE -VETERAN ASSOCIATION

    SKU: 01-881

    $85.00

    This is a most interesting Veterans’ Association Badge from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The Duchy was best known for fielding Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. These two regiments represented two of the four Imperial German regiments that displayed the dreaded Totenkopf (Death’s Head) on their headdress. This symbol, meant to strike fear into the hearts of Braunschweig’s enemies, was worn on the respective regiments’ pickelhauben, busbies (pelzmützen), mützen, and schirmmützen. The badge, which measures 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” is bordered with a wreath. The wreath features a horse’s profile, which was emblematic of the Kingdom of Hannover, as well as the Duchy of Braunschweig. The horse’s image is surrounded by the words “Braunschweiger Landwehr Verband” (Braunschweig Land Defense Association). The top of the oval-shaped badge features an open crown, while its bottom displays a cross. [It is NOT an Iron Cross, and features some rather unintelligible writing. The words “für” (obscured) then “Reich” appear on its horizontal arm. This leads us to suspect that it may be a pre WW I badge]. Two small pieces of blue and yellow ribbon edged on either side by thin red, white, and black stripes are attached behind the cross, symbolizing Braunschweig’s state colors nestled within those representing the German Empire. The badge’s reverse features a sturdy pin for attaching it to a garment.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2275

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess (and Braunschweig Duchess) with her eldest son, Prinz Ernst August. The postcard shows the pair standing in front of a Christmas tree.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – HERZOGIN VIKTORIA LUISE – TWO OLDEST SONS – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-2608

    $15.00

    This postcard shows the royal family from the Duchy of Braunschweig. We see Herzog Ernst August and Herzogin Viktoria Luise, along with their two young sons, who were princes of Braunschweig. Herzog Ernst August is wearing the feldgrau attila and pants from the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Husaren-Regiment Nr 17. [We have this very uniform set offered on our ROYALTY and UNIFORM MERCHANDISE PAGES, click here to see]. The postcard was never mailed. It was produced for the benefit of the Braunschweig Veterans’ Association.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE – PRINZ OSKAR – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 38-2674

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953) and his wife, the Duchess. He was married to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter, the former Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). Their 1913 marriage brought Braunschweig back under its own duke’s direct rule for the first time since Braunschweig was absorbed by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The Duke is seen here with his young bride and her brother, Prinz Oskar of Prussia. The postcard was mailed in 1913, the year of their marriage.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2673

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953) and his wife, the Duchess. He was married to Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter, the former Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). Their 1913 marriage brought Braunschweig back under its own duke’s direct rule for the first time since Braunschweig was absorbed by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. The postcard shows the royal couple holding hands. On many of their postcards they appear to have genuinely loved one another and enjoyed being together. This did not seem to be the case with so many other German royals. The postcard was mailed in 1913, the year of their marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2273

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess (and Braunschweig Duchess) after her 1913 marriage.

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  • Sale! PICKELHAUBE - BRAUNSCHWEIG - RESERVE OFFICER - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92

    Braunschweig – Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet – Reserve Officer – Infanterie Rgt NR 92

    SKU: 04-779 XKGJT

    $8,095.00

    One of the most popular pickelhauben is for the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. This popularity stems from their use of massive Totenköpfe (Death’s Heads) that appear superimposed over their Prussian-style wappens. [PLEASE NOTE: the Totenkopf appeared on only four regiments’ headdresses. These were the 92’s sister unit, Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 (also from Braunschweig), along with the Kingdom of Prussia’s Husaren-Regiments Nr 1 and Nr 2]. This Totenkopf had NOT always appeared on all Braunschweig pickelhauben. Up until 1912, one of the regiment’s Bataillone (Nr III) had employed a beautiful, enameled wappen that featured the profile of Braunschweig’s iconic horse, while Bataillone Nr II and Nr III displayed the Totenkopf. After 1912 all Braunschweig Bataillone converted to the Totenkopf. [Many of these earlier helmets converted their “horse” wappens into Totenköpfe, which is why so few “horse” wappens still exist. That said, we have a simply gorgeous 92nd Infanterie-Regiment “horse” wappen on offer elsewhere]……  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – STEIN –  VETERAN’S – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17

    SKU: 18-441

    $1,050.00

    Braunschweig, referred to as Brunswick by the English, was a small Duchy that served as an important trade center throughout much of Germany’s earlier history. Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (1771-1815), whose father was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall, participated in the 1806 Battle of Jena, which was a major defeat of Prussia by Napoleon Bonaparte. Friedrich Wilhelm’s father was killed in the battle, and Braunschweig was taken over by France. Friedrich Wilhelm then fled to England in order to begin raising troops. After he had raised about 2,200 men, Friedrich Wilhelm returned to fight against Napoleon in 1809 with England’s Duke of Wellington……  

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

    SKU: 38-1423

    $15.00

    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 – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2270

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2268

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). This postcard shows the Prussian Princess shortly before her marriage. It was mailed in 1913.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2267

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a preteen. Pasted on the postcard’s reverse is another image of the young princess from a newspaper or magazine. It depicts her at an even younger age.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2265

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2263

    $10.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage. It was mailed in 1910. The postcard has a bend in its center. Its price is reduced to reflect the fault.

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  • POSTCARD – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 38-1306

    $20.00

    This postcard shows Herzog (Duke) Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953). Ernst August assumed Braunschweig’s throne in 1913, after his marriage earlier in the year to Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter. This pose shows Ernst August in the Interim Attila (pre feldgrau black) for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 of Braunschweig. Sitting on a table behind him is his busby with that regiment’s Totenkopf.

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    POSTCARD – PRINZESSIN VIKTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 38-2271

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). She was Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria’s only daughter. She was married in 1913 to Herzog Ernst August of Braunschweig (1887-1953), and became the Duchess of Braunschweig. She had five children (4 males and one female). The postcard shows the Prussian Princess as a teenager prior to her marriage.

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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 – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 45-17

    $15.00

    This postcard shows Duke Ernst August (1887-1953) of Braunschweig. He is wearing Braunschweig Husaren-Regiment Nr 17’s attila. This postcard was not mailed.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – HENRY LION MERIT CROSS – 2nd CLASS – .900 SILVER

    SKU: 05-1747

    $250.00

    This is a topnotch example of the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Order of Henry the Lion Merit Cross 2nd Class. The Henry the Lion decoration family is Imperial Braunschweig’s primary award line. It starts with the Kette (Collar), then continues down through the Großkreuz, Breast Star, Kommandeurkreuz, and Knight’s Cross to the Ehrenzeichen….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – HENRY LION ORDER – OFFICER’S CROSS

    SKU: 08-479

    $3,495.00

    This is a truly magnificent example of the Henry the Lion Officer’s Cross from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The Henry the Lion Order was the principal decoration family from the small duchy. Braunschweig fielded one cavalry regiment, one infantry regiment, and one artillery battery. The orders from the decoration family included a Collar (Kette), Grand Crosses, Commanders Crosses, Breast Stars, Officer’s Crosses, and so on….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – SALT POT – OFFICER

    SKU: 34-26

    $695.00

    The dinner tables at officers’ messes were quite formal and elaborate, depending on the regiment. The officers’ messes at Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infantrie-Regiment Nr 92 were among the most elaborate of all of the German Army regiments. Today we are offering an officer’s salt pot from one of these two regiments. Small salt pots were used in place of salt shakers during the Imperial Period, especially in an officer’s mess. Sometimes they had a small spoon that allowed the user to sprinkle salt onto his food. Other times no spoon was used, and a simple “pinch” of salt sufficed. This pot measures 1 ½” in diameter and stands 1″ tall. As I look at it, the pot reminds me of a miniature kettle drum. It has engraving on its three sides, which reveals a great deal about this interesting dining accouterment. On one side is the name Oberleutnant von Schierstaedt. On a second side is the Wilhelm of Braunschweig’s Cypher. The third side bears the date 1 November 1901. Underneath, on the pot’s bottom, is hallmarking for .800 silver and for Jurgens, the Herzog (Duke) of Braunschweig’s house jeweler.   This piece has a lot of personality and a fabulous patina.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-306

    $250.00

    This is a very interesting and unusual two-place medal bar. On the left is the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class on the Combatant’s ribbon. On the right is the 1914 Military War Service Cross 2nd Class from the Duchy of Braunschweig. What is so interesting is that the Braunschweig Cross is on a NON COMBATANT’S ribbon. Both the decorations and the ribbons are in very fine condition. The catch is in place, but no pin appears on the reverse.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – AWARD DOCUMENT – SERVICE CROSS 2nd CLASS – HENRY THE LION

    SKU: 31-73

    $235.00

    This is an award document (urkunde) for the Service Cross 2nd Class of the Henry the Lion Decoration. The award was more a civil rather than a military decoration. The document measures 13″ x 8 1/4.” It was awarded to a man named Michaelis on 8 May 1897. At this point in history, Prinz Albrecht of Prussia was the Duchy of Braunschweig’s regent. Braunschweig, along with the Kingdom of Hannover, was annexed by Prussia in 1866 after that year’s war between Prussia and her allies against Württemberg, Baden, Saxony, and Bavaria and their allies. Thus, Hannover and Braunschweig lost their positions as separate states. This status quo remained until 1913, when Braunschweig’s Duke Ernst August married Viktoria Luise, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s daughter. The document is quite ornate. It was signed by the State Minister of Braunschweig, with the authority of Prinz Albrecht.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-671

    $65.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “40” for the forty years of service.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-670

    $65.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “40” for the forty years of service.

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  • HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG – 50-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD – FIREMAN

    SKU: 01-669

    $95.00

    This is a long service badge for a man who served for fifty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen.” Over the horse we see a “50” for the fifty years of service.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY (1809-1909) PENINSULA CAMPAIGN MEDAL – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 92 –

    SKU: 01-733

    $110.00

    This is a Duchy of Braunschweig veterans’ medal commemorating Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92’s 100th Anniversary of participation in the Peninsula Campaign. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 was founded in 1809 and garrisoned at Braunschweig, where it was attached to the X. Armeekorps. It served under British Field Marshal Wellington’s command during the first Napoleonic War, along with other Hanoverian regiments. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 5/16″ in diameter. Its obverse depicts Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (a.k.a. “The Black Duke”). [Friedrich Wilhelm led his Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was killed at the action’s forefront]. The medal’s reverse features the regiment ‘s totenkopf, along with the word “Peninsula” and the dates 1809-1909. [PLEASE NOTE: Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 bore the same “Peninsula” bandeau and totenkopf on their pickelhauben’s wappen. An original red, blue, and yellow ribbon is attached. The decoration is in very fine condition, overall.

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  • HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 LEATHER CHANGE PURSE – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 10-767

    $550.00

    HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 LEATHER CHANGE PURSE – BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a personal item from the Duchy of Braunschweig’s legendary Husaren-Regiment Nr 17. It is a brown leather change purse that measures 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ when closed. When the flap is opened, it measures 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4.” The flap sports brass numbers “1” and “7.” Between them is the Braunschweig-style Totenkopf (Death’s head). The change purse’s reverse displays a silver-toned device which depicts a feather wreath. The snap closure works perfectly. The leather is supple. The purse is in very fine condition.

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  • Braunschweig – Tunic – Enlisted Man – Hussar HR 17

    SKU: 15-792 XKGJT

    $3,495.00

    Here we have a beautiful, enlisted man’s tunic from the famous Black Brunswickers or the Death Head Hussars of HR 17 from Braunschweig….

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  • Braunschweig – Shoulder Boards – One Year Volunteer – Husaren Rgt NR 17

    SKU: 23-585

    $795.00

    This is a fine pair of One Year Volunteer shoulder boards for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 from the Duchy of Braunschweig….  

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  • Braunschweig / Prussia – Kugelhelm – One Year Volunteer – Feldartellerie Rgt NR 46 – Depot Issued

    SKU: 33-457

    $2,995.00

    Extremely scarce kugelhelm for Niedersächisches Feldartellerie-Regiment Nr 46. This was essentially a Prussian Regiment but there was one Bataillone (Nr 2) from Braunschweig attached….    

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  • PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – PRINCESS VICTORIA LUISE

    SKU: 45-278

    $20.00

    Princess Victoria Luise was the only daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II. At this point she was married to Ernst August of Braunschweig….    

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – BUSBY – ENLISTED MAN – PRIVATE PURCHASE – PARADE – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17

    SKU: 33-403

    $7,495.00

    This is a major prize for us. In the past we have been able to offer a similar example of an Enlisted Man busby for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 from the Duchy of Braunschweig but never quite like this one. It is a private purchase example rather than depot issued Pelmmütze. Even more importantly it is to full parade to include a correct parade bush!…..

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    PRUSSIA – WALL DECOR – ORNATELY FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM II AND HIS FAMILY

    SKU: 18-527 XRH

    $316.00

    This is an outstanding and handsomely period framed lithograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II, his wife, sons, daughter (With her husband the Duke of Braunschweig.), and their grandsons. I have seen this particular pose on postcards which are generally in black and white. The difference in size and being in full color, makes for a striking difference. At the bottom the royals are identified. I’ll not describe the uniforms worn as this print will tell you all that you need know. This is a perfect example of a picture being worth 1,000 words!…..      

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  • PRUSSIA/HANNOVER - PICKELHAUBE / SPIKE HELMET - OFFICER - DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 16

    Prussia / Hannover – Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet – Officer -Dragoner Rgt NR 16

    SKU: 04-822 XKGJT

    $5,995.00

    This spiked helmet is a fine example of an officer pickelhaube from 2. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 16. This regiment was a Hannoverian regiment which was founded in 1813 and saw action in the Napoleonic wars and extensively  at Waterloo. After the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 Hannover was annexed by Prussia as was Braunschweig which was a vassal state of Hannover. The regiment was garrisoned at Lüneburg and was attached to the X. Armeekorps……

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  • Sale! BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 - 10CM TALL

    Braunschweig – Goblet – Infanterie Rgt NR 92 or Husaren Rgt 17

    SKU: 18-507

    $1,345.00

    The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 and Husaren-Regiment 17 were two of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Their soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of both regiments wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet. Since the goblet does not sport a bandeau, it could belong to either Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 or Husaren-Regiment 17….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - MEDAL - WAR SERVICE - 2ND CLASS

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1719 XFQ

    $145.00

    The Braunschweig War Merit Cross, also known as the Ernst-Augustkreuz, was a military decoration of the Duchy of Brunswick. The Cross was established 23 October 1914 by Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. The cross was awarded to all ranks for distinction in war. On 20 March 1918, a first class of the Cross was created in pinback form, with the existing Cross becoming the second class. The cross was awarded on a blue ribbon with yellow stripes for combatants and on a yellow ribbon with blue stripes for non-combatants….      

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  • GREAT BRITAIN – WALKING STICK – 17TH LANCERS

    SKU: 10-873 XRV  

    $2,295.00

    I am sure you are wondering why in the world we are offering an item attributed to a British cavalry regiment, but read on]! The regiment is best-known as one of the regiments attached to a cavalry brigade during the Crimean War. [Are you starting to tingle yet]? Yes, it was one of the regiments that formed the Light Brigade involved in the famous incident recounted in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1854 narrative poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” It took place during the Crimean War (1853-1856), which pitted England, France, Sardinia, and Turkey against Russia. This costly war saw the loss of at least 750,000 lives. The Light Brigade’s charge took place on 25 October 1854. The Brigade consisted of 670 officers and men from the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, the 8th and 11th Hussars, and the 17th Lancers, five very small and under-strength regiments. Through miscommunication, they were ordered to attack Russian positions consisting of some twenty infantry battalions and a large number of cannons. The charge took the Light Brigade through a valley wherein they were surrounded by Russian troops on three sides. The result of the charge was disastrous. Out of the 670 men, 110 were killed and 161 were wounded. The horses fared even worse, with some 350 killed during, or destroyed after, the battle. This was the 17th Lancers’ greatest claim to fame. The regiment was originally founded in 1759, and was known as the Duke of Cambridge’s Own or the 18th Regiment…

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  • SAXE-WEIMAR – WILHELM-ERNST KRIEGSKREUZ

    SKU: 08-574

    $2,295.00

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

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  • Prussia – Busby – Reserve Officer – 1. Leib Husaren Rgt Nr 1 – With Parade Feathers

    SKU: 33-319

    $19,975.00

    This amazing reserve officer’s busby hails from Prussia’s legendary 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1. The 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1 was one of the Imperial German Army’s most fabled Kavallerie Regiments. It was founded in 1741, garrisoned at Danzig-Langfuhr, and attached to the XVII. Armeekorps. The regiment, along with its sister regiment 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Königin Victoria von Preußen Nr 2, was one of only two Prussian Army Regiments to display the Totenkopf on their wappens. Two other NON-Prussian Army Regiments displayed a different Totenkopf-style: the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. These four were the only Imperial German regiments to display the Totenkopf on their dress headdresses, schirmmützen and mützen…  

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  • PRUSSIA – ÜBERROCK – OBERST – -REGIMENT von KATZLER (SCHLESISCHES) Nr 2

    SKU: 15-570

    $1,495.00

    This is a commanding Oberst’s überrock from the Ulanen-Regiment von Katzler (Schlesisches) Nr 2.. This Regiment was founded in 1745. It was garrisoned in Gleiwitz-Piess and assigned to the VI ArmeeKorps. An überrock was the army tunic’s long, frock coat version. Like a standard prewar tunic, it is dark-blue. It has a double row (six to each side) of gilt-toned buttons. Stitched into the second buttonhole is a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon. Another ribbon is present, which on first sight appears to be from Braunschweig. It displays, however, an unusual black and white trim on either side that I cannot identify. The collar is all red. A thin red trim line runs centrally from the collar to just below the tunic’s final button. Red trim is also visible at the cuffs. Its shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety. Each sports the regimental designation “2,” along with an Oberst’s twin gilt pips. The left breast displays two pairs of sewn-in loops. One is quite large. It appears to be for a larger decoration, or possibly even a breast star. The second pair is very close and could have held an Iron Cross 1st Class. The tunic’s reverse has a total of four gilt buttons in the vent area. The tunic’s interior is equally clean, boasting a black, traditional silk liner. It is a high-quality tunic at a very fair price.

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

    SKU: 19-147 XES

    $250.00

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

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  • PATRIOTIC PIN FEATURING HERZOG ERNST AUGUST AND HERZOGIN VIKTORIA LUISE – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 32-111

    $250.00

    This patriotic pin commemorates the 1913 wedding of Braunschweig’s Duke Ernst August (1887-1953) to Prussia’s Princess Viktoria Luise (1892-1980). “Vikki Lu,” as she was known in Germany, was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter. The marriage resolved some long-standing resentment that hailed back to when Prussia “absorbed” Hannover and Braunschweig after the latter’s defeat during the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. After the young couple’s marriage, control of Braunschweig was returned to Ernst August. He and his young bride then repaired to Braunschweig, where she was much beloved by the people. According to all accounts, theirs was a happy marriage, and far more successful for the young princess than many of her brothers marriages. The pin, which measures 1 1/4″ in diameter, is silver-toned. The obverse shows the royal couple in high-relief. He appears in his Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 uniform. Their names are listed on the obverse. The reverse displays a crown with rays of light emanating from it, shining down on “Zum Andenken An Die Thronbesteigung Des Herzogpaares 1913” (To commemorate the accession of the Duke and Duchess 1913). A pin and catch also are attached to the reverse. The patriotic pin is in excellent condition for being nearly one-hundred-years old.

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  • DINNER PLATE – HERZOG ERNST AUGUST’S PERSONAL SERVICE – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 20-170

    $1,250.00

    This is a dinner plate from Duke Ernst August of Braunschweig. It is in the pattern that was used after his marriage to Princess Viktoria Luise, the daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, in 1913. The plate measures 9″ in diameter. It features a wide red band, and Ernst August’s crowned royal cypher in gold. The plate is manufacturer hallmarked for KPM on the reverse. It is in very fine condition.

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

    SKU: 45-248

    $15.00

    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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