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Imperial German & WWI Shoulder Boards, Straps & Epaulets

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  • Baden – Epaulets – Oberstleutnant – Feldartillerie

    SKU: 23-414

    $650.00

    This is a very high-quality pair of Oberstleutnant’s Feldartillerie-Regiment epaulettes. An officer of this rank often was a regiment’s deputy commander or, on occasion, the regimental commander himself…  

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  • BADEN – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERESTLEUTNANT – FELDARTILLERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-422

    $195.00

    This is a single Oberstleutnant’s shoulder board from a Grand Duchy of Baden Feldartillerie-Regiment. The shoulder board, which measures 2 1/4” x 5 ½,” features a Feldartillerie-Regiment’s flaming bomb. It also displays a crown over the bomb. Below that appears a single pip denoting the rank of Oberstleutnant. The reverse features red felt, with no mothing. The strap that was used to slip on the shoulder board is not present. Overall, its condition is very fine.

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  • BADEN – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERST’S – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-416

    $295.00

    This is a single shoulder board for an Oberst who commanded a Baden Feld-Artillerie-Regiment. The shoulder board measures 5″ x 2 1/4″ It features an oberst’s brass twin pips, Baden’s Crown, and the Feld-Artillerie’s flaming bomb. The reverse has red felt backing. It also has the attachment for slipping the shoulder board onto a tunic. The shoulder board is in very fine condition.

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  • BADEN – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – FELDARTILLERIE REGIMENT Nr 14

    SKU: 23-171

    $250.00

    This is a pair of M-1915 hauptmann’s shoulder boards from Feldartillerie-Regiment Großherzog (1. Badisches) Nr 14. It was the first of the Artillerie regiments from the Grand Duchy of Baden. The regiment was founded in 1850. It was garrisoned at Karlsruhe, where it was attached to the XIV. Armeekorps. Each of the shoulder boards has a “14,” a flaming bomb of the Artillerie, and a hauptmann’s double pips. Prior to the war and the move to the M-1915 boards, this regiment would have shown a Baden crown and no regimental number. The backing of these shoulder boards is red. They are in very fine condition.

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  • BADEN – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – FELDARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 14

    SKU: 23-259

    $250.00

    This is a pair of leutnant’s shoulder boards from 1. Badisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 14. It was the Baden Army’s senior Artillerie regiment. It was founded in 1850. It was garrisoned in Karlsruhe, where it was assigned to the XIV. ArmeeKorps. Each of the shoulder boards displays the Artillerie’s flaming bomb, and Baden’s Crown in gilt. Each has red backing and is of the sewn-in variety. Both are in fine condition.

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  • BADEN - SHOULDER BOARDS - LIEUTENANT - TRAIN-ABTEILUNG NR 14

    BADEN – SHOULDER BOARDS – LIEUTENANT – TRAIN-ABTEILUNG NR 14

    SKU: 23-563

    $175.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards are for a Lieutenant who served in Train-Bataillone Nr 14 from the Grand Duchy of Baden. This Baden unit was raised in 1864 and was based at Durlach and assigned to the XIV. Armeekorps……  

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  • Sale! SHOULDER BOARDS - BADEN - MAJOR

    BADEN – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR

    SKU: 23-529 XJT

    $247.50

    This pair of pre 1897 shoulder boards is for a Major from the Grand Duchy of Baden. Each one measures 5 1/2” x 2 1/2.” A brass button that exhibits toning appears on each shoulder board. The latter helped to secure each shoulder board to the tunic. The boards’ bullion ropes are silver in the Russian style. Red and gold chevrons also appear on the silver bullion ropes……  

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  • BADEN – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-415

    $495.00

    This is an extremely fine pair of prewar Oberstleutnant’s Feld-Artillerie shoulder boards from the Grand Duchy of Baden. An oberstleutnant generally was an artillery regiment’s deputy commander, if not the regimental commander. These shoulder boards may have been for a mantel (overcoat) as they are quite large, measuring 5 ½” x 2½” Each shoulder board sports the Grand Duchy of Baden’s large crown, the flaming artillerie bomb, and an oberstleutnant’s single pip. They are slip-on shoulder boards, which were typically worn by officers above a major’s rank. They have a red felt reverse. Only one of the boards has the slip-on tab. The other is missing.

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  • BAVARIA – EPAULETES – MAJOR – PRINZ ALFONS – 1. SCHWERES-REITER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 20-192

    $1,895.00

    This pair of epaulets belonged to Prinz Alfons when he served as a major in 1. Schweres-Reiter-Regiment Prinz Karl von Bayern. They are clearly for this regiment. We can tell by the epaulets’ silver moons. While the epaulets are similar to those of its sister regiment, 2. Schweres Reiter-Regiment Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand von Österreich-Este (founded in 1815 and garrisoned at Landshut), its moons are gilt. The material on the obverse is red. The rank of major is confirmed by the dangling silver trim (ringlets) hanging from its edges, (which was used for the three ranks of major, oberstleutnant, and oberst). Blue thread in the bullion trim also confirms them as Bavarian. These are some of the small details necessary for identifying shoulder boards/epaulets’ regiments, especially when cyphers or regimental designations are not present. The epaulets’ backing is a matching red. Overall, they are in very fine condition………..

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    Bavaria – Epaulets – Generalleutnant a.D

    SKU: 23-326

    $2,695.00

    This is a very exciting pair of epaulets for a Bavarian Generalleutnant in retirement (a.D). Prior to WW I, it was common for an officer of this rank to command a Division. In some instances during WW II, an officer of this rank even commanded an ArmeeKorps. Each epaulet features a silver crescent moon with conjoined silver ringlets extending down from it…      

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  • BAVARIA – EPAULETS – OFFICER – PRE 1850 – STORAGE CARTON 

    SKU: 23-574

    $295.00

    Earliest pair of epaulets we have ever been able to offer – They are for an infantry officer and date to pre 1850. They are most likely for a Lieutenant. They have a beautifully tarnished silver (may actually be silver)…  

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  • BAVARIA – EPAULETTES – MAJOR – SERVING ON THE GENERAL STAFF

    SKU: 23-344

    $995.00

    This is an unusual pair of Bavarian General Staff (Generalstab) Major’s epaulettes. These date from 1910, approximately. Their silver-toned crescent moons serve as framing devices. Silver-toned (with a touch of brassiness) braid ringlets hang down from their edges, and a silver-toned button decorates each epaulette. The bullion striping on each epaulette’s tongue displays blue thread identifying them as Bavarian. The magenta rose color of the wool felt covering the epaulettes’ basic shape confirms they are for a General Staff officer. The epaulettes’ underlay matches their magenta rose tops. I am very pleased to offer them. It is the first time I have offered a General Staff officer’s uniform accessory, particularly one from Bavaria and they even come in the original storage carton from a Bavarian military effects firm. Their overall condition is excellent.

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  • BAVARIA – EPAULETTES – STABSARZT

    SKU: 23-525XJF

    $395.00

    BAVARIA – EPAULETTES – STABSARZT. This is a wonderful pair of Stabsarzt’s (a medical officer equivalent to a Hauptmann) epaulettes. The epaulettes display a carmine-red, felt background. On that background we see twin brass pips for the Stabsarzt’s rank. Between the pips is the caduceus confirming his status as a doctor. The caduceus is surrounded by a gold-toned crescent. The epaulettes’ tongues each feature a hole to secure them to the tunic. A pair of blue stripes indicating Bavaria is interwoven within the gold bullion. The same red felt color appears on their reverses. These epaulettes are in superb condition. THIS IS A CONSIGNMENT ITEM.

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  • BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERAL der INFANTERIE – LUDWIG SAMSON ARTHUR FREIHERR von UND zu der TANN-RATHSAMHAUSEN

    SKU: 23-427

    $995.00

    This is a stunning single shoulder board for Ludwig Samson Arthur Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen (June 18, 1815 – April 26, 1881). Interestingly, his third name, Arthur, was for British Duke and Field Marshall Wellington. [Von der Tann was born in 1815 when the Battle of Waterloo took place]. Von der Tann came from a noble family that had roots in Bavaria and Alsace. He worked through the system of the Bavarian Army with special attention from King Ludwig II. In 1869 he was promoted to General der Infanterie and also given command of the Bavarian I. Armeekorps. He led this unit in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. His record was exemplary in the war that resulted in Prussia’s Wilhelm I being named Germany’s first Kaiser. His courage led to major German victories at Worth and Sedan. He commanded the I. Armeekorps until his death in 1881. Bavarian Infanterie-Regiment Nr 11 was named in his honor. [A Battle cruiser also was named for him, known as the S. M. S. Von der Tann. She joined the fleet in 1910 and participated in the Battle of Jutland. It was her artillery that sank the HMS Indefatigable, one of Britain’s more advanced battle cruisers. Only two known survivors survived the HMS Indefatigable’s sinking out of a crew of more than 1,000 men. The S. M. S. Von der Tann suffered severe damage at the Battle of Jutland, but returned to fleet service after two months of repairs. She was scuttled at…

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  • Bavaria – Shoulder Board – Generalmajor – For Overcoat

    SKU: 23-375

    $795.00

    This is a single Bavarian Army generalmajor’s shoulder board that was used on his overcoat (mantle)….  

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

    Bavaria – Shoulder Board – Generaloberst in the rank of Generalfeldmarschall – Infanterie Rgt NR 8 – ONCE OWNED BY GROßHERZOG FRIEDRICH II

    SKU: 23-470 XKA

    $1,185.75

    This  single shoulder board, that was once the property of Baden’s Großherzog Friedrich II (1857-1928), is very rare and desirable shoulder board for this well-known member of German royalty….    

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  • Bavaria – Shoulder Boards – Generalfeldmarschall

    SKU: 23-370

    $4,995.00

    We are offering you a pair of generalfeldmarschall shoulder boards from one of these three men. We do not know which of those three owned this pair….  

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  • BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALMAJOR

    SKU: 23-379

    $795.00

    This is a lovely pair of Bavarian Army Generalmajor’s shoulder boards. The shoulder boards date from approximately 1912 and were worn on the general’s tunic. They measure 1 ½” x 4 ½.” While they sport a general’s bullion rope braid, they do NOT show a pip, because they indicate the lowest-possible general’s rank. It is for the Imperial German equivalent of a U.S. Army/Air Force/Marine Corps Brigadier General. Their overall condition is quite impressive.

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  • BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 1

    SKU: 23-308

    $295.00

    Today we are offering a pair of leutnant’s shoulder boards from 1. Ulanen-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm II, König von Preußen. The regiment was founded in 1863. It was garrisoned in Bamberg and attached to the Bavarian II. ArmeeKorps. Each shoulder board measures 6″ x 1 1/2.” They have silver bullion tape that runs down the center. The underlay is a distinctive crimson, which also serves as trim around the silver bullion tape. Both shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety. Each shoulder board has a strap in green underneath to place on a tunic. Some light mothing appears on one of the board’s underlay. The obverse of each shoulder board rates very fine.

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  • Bavaria – Shoulder Boards – Major – Air Service – M1915

    SKU: 23-584

    $750.00

    Shoulder boards for Air Service units are scarce and we generally see Prussian examples. Shoulder boards from other Kingdoms are far more difficult to find. We offer you a pair of M-1915 (Feldgrau) shoulder boards for a Major from the Kingdom of Bavaria….  

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  • BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 8

    SKU: 23-235

    $475.00

    This is a pair of major’s shoulder boards from 8. Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog Friedrich II. von Baden. The regiment was raised in 1753. It was garrisoned at Metz, where is was attached to the Bavarian II. ArmeeKorps. As a major, As a major, this man was either one of the three Bataillon Kommandeurs or he was on the regimental staff, depending on the regiment’s organization. Each shoulder board sports “Russian” style rope braid, indicative of major/oberstleutnant/oberst’s shoulder boards. The chevrons on the braid are blue, which confirms their origin in Bavaria. Each shoulder board carries a gilt regimental designation of “8.” These boards were definitely worn on a tunic. You can see how they slope to match a shoulder. The backing is red. The boards have their slip-on attachments rather than having been sewn onto a tunic.

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

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

    SKU: 23-551 XFQ

    $225.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a non military official in Bavaria. The official may have been a palace official or another branch of government. The shoulder boards have a flower like pip and a shield with an Eagle. The chevrons on the shoulder board are blue which suggests Bavaria. The shoulder boards have a blue underlay with matching blue straps which would allow the shoulder boards to be mounted to a tunic. Overall excellent condition. This is a consignment item.

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  • BAVARIA- SHOULDER BOARDS - LEUTNANT - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    BAVARIA- SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    SKU: 23-570

    $195.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a Leutnant in 10. Infanterie-Regiment König from the Kingdom of Bavaria. They have the regimental number as a later version than those with the King’s cypher. They are of the sewn in variety and have a white felt backing….  

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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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  • SHOULDER BOARDS - OFFICER - KRAGENSPIEGEL

    GERMANY – COLLAR INSIGNIAS – OFFICER – KRAGENSPIEGEL

    SKU: 15-712

    $895.00

    SHOULDER BOARDS – OFFICER – KRAGENSPIEGEL This is a fine pair of kragenspiegel (collar insignias) for a German General’s tunic. They are a squared shape with a slight “lean.” The background is red felt with gold bullion embroidery. A corner of one kragenspiegel shows wear to its red backing, allowing the lining underneath to show. Each kragenspiegel measures 2” x 3 ½.” Due to the condition problem noted above, these are value-priced.

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  • GERMANY - SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALMAJOR - SCHUTZTRUPPEN

    GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALMAJOR – SCHUTZTRUPPEN

    SKU: 23-501

    $895.00

    Today we are sharing with you a very rare shoulder board for a Generalmajor who served in the Schutztruppen. The Schutztruppen were primarily found in Imperial Germany’s colonial holdings, German East and Southwest Africa, and China, as well as the SeeBataillon. The shoulder board measures 2 ¼” x 4 ½.” It features the typical Russian rope bullion: two ropes of gold bullion separated by one rope of silver bullion that sports a thin blue trim of blue on its edges. Large black chevrons appear on the silver bullion, confirming its status as a Prussian shoulder board. The shoulder board’s center displays a gold-toned shield featuring a crowned Hohenzollern Eagle in its center that measures ” x 1.” The shoulder board’s reverse has a red felt underlay, as well as a tab that allows the shoulder board to slip onto a tunic. This is a very exciting and rare shoulder board that is in mint condition. It is the first of its type that we have seen.

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  • GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERBOOTSMAN OR OBERSTABSBOOTMANN

    SKU: 23-568

    $175.00

    This is a single shoulder boards for an Oberbootsmann (Chief Petty Officer) or an Oberstabsbootsmann (Warrant Officer)….  

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  • GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERLEUTNANT ZUR SEE

    SKU: 23-569

    $250.00

    This is a single shoulder board for an Oberleutnant zur See. This rank would be equivalent to a Hauptmann in the Army….  

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  • GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERST

    SKU: 23-309 XES

    $125.00

    Single shoulder board from a unit in the Heeres Verwaltung of the German Army, Wehrmacht. The shoulder board measures 4″ x 1 3/4.” The bullion rope base is a subdued gilt intertwined with green thread. At the shoulder board’s top, where the button is attached, the green bullion has lifted somewhat and will not lie down flat. Between the oberst’s two gilt pips is a royal cypher for “HV”. A red trim base runs along it, with a black underlay…    

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  • GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARD – OBERST

    SKU: 23-310 XES

    $75.00

    Single shoulder board from a unit in the Heeres Verwaltung of the German Army, Wehrmacht. The shoulder board measures 4″ x 1 1/2.” The bullion rope base is a subdued gilt intertwined with green thread. Between the oberst’s two gilt pips is a royal cypher for “HV”.   A red trim base runs along it, with a black underlay….  

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  • GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERAL OFFICER LEVEL BEAMTE OFFICIAL

    SKU: 23-573

    $795.00

    This is a marvelous pair of shoulder boards for a Beamte official in the rank of a General officer. There are twin silver bullion ropes with a single band of black bullion in the center….    

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  • Germany – Shoulder boards – Leutnant – Feldgrau – M1915 – Luftschiffer Bataillione – Original Paper

    SKU: 23-583

    $995.00

    Absolutely mint pair of M-1915 (Feldgrau) shoulder boards for a Leutnant who served in an Army Luftschiffer-Bataillone….  

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  • GERMANY - SHOULDER BOARDS - OBERSTLEUTNANT - UNIDENTIFIED REGIMENT

    GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – UNIDENTIFIED REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-549 XFQ

    $275.00

    GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – UNIDENTIFIED REGIMENT These are a pair of shoulder boards for an Oberstleutnant. He was from a regiment that I am unable to identify. The shoulder boards have a single pip and the regimental designation “13.” The underlay is a white / cream which extends past the edge of the shoulder board. There are straps to mount the shoulder boards on a tunic which match the color of the underlay. Any assistance in identifying the regiment would be both appreciated and helpful. This is a consignment item.

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  • HANNOVER – SHOULDER BOARDS – IDENTIFIED M-1915 INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 74 – OBERST & REGIMENTSKOMMANDEUR HANS VON DEWALL’S – INCLUDES FOUR VON DEWALL AND STAFF POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPHS

    SKU: 23-520

    $995.00

    This highly-unusual, intriguing group features a pair of M-1915 1. Hannoverisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 74 shoulder boards that once belonged to that regiment’s commander throughout much of WW I, along with four postcard photographs of the commander with his staff. 1. Hannoverisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 74 was one of the very elite regiments that came from the Kingdom of Hannover. Hannover was absorbed by Prussia at the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s conclusion (Hannover had allied itself with that brief war’s losing side). When WW I began, Infanterie-Regiment Nr 74 was assigned to the 19. Infanterie-Division which, in turn, was assigned to the Prussian X. Armeekorps. The regiment was sent to the Western Front in August 1914 and saw active service at the Battles of Liège, Aisne, and Marne. It also spent time in 1915-1916 on the Eastern Front. Later, it participated in the legendary Operation Michael, March 1918’s great Spring Offensive. The entire Division was considered to be a top performer by Allied intelligence. The shoulder boards are of the M-1915 variety, i.e., those used on feldgrau uniforms. They belonged to Oberst Hans von Dewall (1866-1923). Von Dewall was appointed the regiment’s Kommandeur on 6 September 1914 as an Oberstleutnant. He was promoted to Oberst on 18 June 1917 and held that command until 24 April 1918. In that same month, he was promoted to command Infanterie Brigade Nr 21, which he held until the war’s end. On 1 January 1919, he reverted to Infanterie-Regiment Nr 74’s command. [PLEASE NOTE: Effective 28 September…

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  • Sale! SHOULDER BOARD - HESSE-DARMSTADT -OBERST

    Hesse-Darmstadt – Shoulder Board – Oberst

    SKU: 23-528 XJT

    $175.50

    Pre 1897 Oberst’s shoulder board from Hesse-Darmstadt….    

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALMAJOR

    SKU: 23-567

    $495.00

    This is another curious and first time offering from Der Rittmeister Militaria. It is a pair of shoulder boards for a Generalmajor from the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt….  

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  • Mecklenburg-Schwerin – Shoulder Boards – One Year Volunteer – Grenadier Rgt NR 89

    SKU: 23-581

    $595.00

    This is a very nice pair of shoulder boards for a One Year Volunteer from Mecklenburg-Schwein and Grenadier-Regiment Nr 89 also known as Großherzogl….  

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  • MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN - SHOULDER STRAP - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 89

    MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – GRENADIER-REGIMENT NR 89

    SKU: 23-492

    $225.00

    This is a single shoulder strap for an enlisted man/NCO from Großherzogl. Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr 89, Bataillon Nr 1 and Nr 3. Bataillon Nr 2 was from Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Bataillon Nr 1 and Nr 3 were garrisoned at Mecklenburg, while Bataillon Nr 2 was located at Neu Strelitz. The regiment was founded in 1782 and attached to the IX. Armeekorps. The shoulder strap appears on page 87 of Under Arms for the Kaiser: Shoulder Insignia of the German Army’s Regiments 1871-1918, by Michael A. Kelso. The strap measures 2 ½” x 5.” Its background is white. The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s royal cypher is emblazoned on it in red. Its reverse is dark-blue. A single moth nip shows on the obverse, while some very scattered moth tracking appears on its reverse. It is in good condition and from an important regiment. Being featured in this excellent reference book certainly enhances its value!

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  • Prussia – Cyphers – Officer – Ulanen Rgt Nr 13

    SKU: 23-129

    $175.00

    This is a pair of brass cyphers that were added to the shoulder boards of an officer serving in Königs-Ulanen-Regiment (1. Hannoversches) Nr 13….  

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  • PRUSSIA – DESK PIECE – ENLISTED MAN – 1. GARDE-FELDARTILLERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 24-115

    $150.00

    This is an unusual desk piece for an enlisted man from 1. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment. It was the senior of the Prussian Army’s Garde Artillery Regiments. It was founded in 1816. It was garrisoned in Berlin, where like all Garde-Regiments, it was attached to the GardeKorps. Inside the sloped frame, which measures 5 3/4″ x 3″ x 1,” is a reproduction of the regiment’s feldgrau shoulder strap. It is under glass. We see a gray background with the field artillery’s burgundy flaming bomb. At the top is a simulated button with the number “5.” At the wood frame’s bottom, we read “Erites Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment 5. Batterie.” It is well made and displays quite attractively.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETS – MEDICAL DOCTOR

    SKU: 23-559

    $150.00

    Splendidly conditioned pair of epaulets for an Arzt in a medical unit in the rank of Oberleutnant or Oberarzt……

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETS – OBERST – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 160

    SKU: 23-507 XMN

    $595.00

    We are always delighted to share consignment items with you. This one is rather interesting, not only for what it is, but from where we received it: far-off Thailand! It is a fine pair of Oberst’s epaulets from the 9. Rheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 160’s regimental commander. The regiment, founded in 1897, was unique in that it was garrisoned in three different cities: Bonn, Diez, and Euskirchen. It was attached to the VIII. Armeekorps….

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  • PRUSSIA - EPAULETS - WACHMEISTER - GARDE-ULANEN-REGIMENT NR 1

    PRUSSIA – EPAULETS – WACHMEISTER – GARDE-ULANEN-REGIMENT NR 1

    SKU: 23-554

    $595.00

    This is a wonderful pair of epaulets for a Wachmeister (A Senior NCO) who served in the most senior of Prussian Ulanen-Regiments, Garde-Ulanen-Regiment Nr 1. This regiment was raised in 1819 and was garrisoned in Potsdam where the most elite regiments were quartered. Among those regiments were the Regiment des Garde du Corps and 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. Like all Garde-Regiment, it was attached to the Garde-Korps……

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  • Prussia – Epaulette – Kaptinleutnant – Naval Vessel

    SKU: 23-589

    $550.00

    This is a very rare variation of a single dress (banjo style) epaulette for a KAPITÄNLEUTNANT who was in charge of all stores aboard a ship. This is indicated by the silver button on the shoulder board that attached it to the dress uniform…  

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTE – OBERLEUTNANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 77

    SKU: 23-373

    $125.00

    This is a single Oberleutnant’s epaulette from 2. Hannoversches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 77. The originally Hanoverian regiment was founded in 1813. It was garrisoned at Celle and attached to the X. Armeekorps. The regiment was one of several from the Kingdom of Hannover’s Army that fought with Wellington and Blucher at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. For participating in this epic battle, regiment members were allowed to wear “Waterloo” bandeaux on their pickelhauben. The epaulette features a gold moon, with a white felt upper covering. The covering displays a gilt “77” and an Oberleutnant’s single gilt pip. Its reverse has a red felt backing. Aside from some minor soiling, the epaulette is in very fine condition.

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    PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – GENERALLEUTNANT  – ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON

    SKU: 23-527 XRH

    $1,996.00

    These are a very special pair of Generalleutnant’s dress epaulettes from the Kingdom of Prussia. In addition to being for a high-ranking General, they come in a stunning and very rare storage carton. General’s epaulettes are easily distinguished from those belonging to other German officers. In the place of the individual silver bullion strands that flow down from all Major/Oberstleutnant/Oberst’s epaulettes is a thick, rigid, unified ringlet arrangement that is attached to the epaulette’s top by a black velvet and leather backing. The ringlets are also made of silver bullion that sports a gorgeous, heavy, silver patina that has been accumulated over many years, showing their serious age. The epaulettes’ tops feature gold crescents that also show a heavy patina. Their patina is somewhat dull at the moment but, if cleaned, they would be brilliant. They have not been polished in decades. Silver material is displayed within those crescents, on which appears a Generalleutnant’s single gold pip. The epaulettes’ tongues display a silver bullion and black thread design that indicates are from the Kingdom of Prussia. Prior to WW I, a Generalleutnant would have commanded an Army Division. Later during the war, it was possible for a General of this rank to command an Armeekorps. The epaulettes’ reverses sport a red felt underlay. A VERY light circular rubber stamp appears on the center of each back. I cannot decipher it, but I believe it to be from a theatrical house that bought uniforms and uniform items after WW I’s end…

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – HAUPTMANN – Artillerie-REGIMENT Nr 56 – STORAGE BOX

    SKU: 23-288

    $595.00

    This is a pair of hauptmann’s epaulettes. He was a Batterie Commander of 2. Posensches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 56. The regiment was founded in 1899. It was garrisoned at Lissa, where it was attached to the V. ArmeeKorps. These epaulettes feature a yellow background (the fabric is quite faded – more of the original yellow shade appears up by the buttonholes) and a gilt metal moon. On the obverse’s yellow background, we see a hauptmann’s twin gilt pips, as well as a gilt flaming bomb and the regimental number. The lining on the reverse is in red. The epaulettes are housed in one half of the original storage box. The top half is missing. The box’s bottom half shows some damage and is structurally weak. The regiment was only in existence for nineteen years (1899-1918), so we will not see many epaulettes from this regiment available.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – HAUPTMANN – PIONIER-Bataillon Nr 7 – ORIGINAL STORAGE CASE

    SKU: 23-342

    $495.00

    This is a fine pair of hauptmann’s epaulettes from 1. Westfälisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr 7. The unit was founded in 1816. It was garrisoned at Koln (Cologne), where it was attached to the VII. Armeekorps. The obverse’s felt surface is red, with a gilt Nr 7 and twin gilt pips indicating a hauptmann’s rank. The metal frame, “crescent moon,” is a highly tarnished silver. [I just love the patina, which has not been cleaned in decades. I strongly urge the new owner to leave these as they are and to resist the urge to polish them]! The epaulettes’ reverse is also covered in red felt. We see four moth nips on each epaulette. The epaulettes are housed in their original storage box, which is always a plus. In the box we find the original tissue paper, which helped to preserve them for more than one-hundred-years. The one other small fault we find is that the storage box’s lid has separated.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – LEUTNANT – 5. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß

    SKU: 23-287

    $750.00

    This is a marvelous pair of leutnant’s epaulettes from 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. The regiment was founded in 1897. It was garrisoned in Spandau, where it was attached to the Garde-Korps. The regiment, along with 5. Garde-Grenadier-Regiment, was one of the final two Garde Infanterie regiments founded. They were also in existence the shortest length of time (twenty-one years). You can sense how few officers ever wore these epaulettes in comparison to some of the longer-established regiments. The background on the obverse is white. The moonlike trim is silver. Eleven assorted Garde Infanterie regiments were in existence and only three boasted this silver trim. The other eight wore gilt. The bullion tape on the epaulettes’ tongues is also silver, with black trim. The epaulettes’ reverse is lined in red. Some mothing appears on the reverse of one epaulette, and some staining shows on the reverse of both. These are very rare.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – LEUTNANT – GRENADIER-REGIMENT Nr 12

    SKU: 23-178

    $275.00

    This is a pair of leutnant dress (banjo style) epaulettes from Grenadier-Regiment Prinz Carl von Preußen (2. Brandenburgisches) Nr 12. The regiment was founded in 1813 and garrisoned at Frankfurt a. O. The regiment was assigned to the III. Armeekorps. The epaulettes sport gilt trim and gilt numerals on a red background. The reverse of the epaulettes is also red. It shows evidence of both a moth nip and some moth tracking.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – LEUTNANT – PIONIER-Bataillon Nr 6

    SKU: 23-183

    $475.00

    This is an excellent pair of dress (banjo style) epaulettes from Schlesisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr 6. This was a Prussian unit that was formed in 1816. It was garrisoned at Nieße, where it was assigned to the VI. Armeekorps. These epaulettes are markedly smaller than most, measuring 5″ x 3 ½.” Their trim is silver, and their Bataillon number is gilt. The material on the obverse and reverse is red and flawless. This is an absolutely superb pair of epaulettes. They are the first I have encountered from this Bataillon.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – OBERLEUTNANT – zur SEE OF THE KAISERLICHE MARINE – ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX

    SKU: 13-454 (23)

    $1,250.00

    Epaulettes from the Kaiserliche Marine are very hard-to-find. The dress or “banjo” epaulettes are even more so. Add to the mix a pair of dress epaulettes that come in their original storage box and you have a very rare example of an epaulette! The examples we are offering today are for an Oberleutnant zur See. An Oberleutnant zur See is equivalent to an Oberleutnant in the German Army, a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, or a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. These epaulettes are massive. They display a combination of gold and silver embroidered bullion on the obverse. Each displays a fouled anchor highlighted in the center of a gold field. The anchors have a marvelous patina to them and are quite striking. Each epaulette has the individual rope-like (ringlets) gold bullion hanging down. Also each epaulette exhibits a gilt button for the Kaiserliche Marine, with anchor and crown. Underneath, the epaulettes have a dark-blue or purple lining, along with the brass attachments that clip them to the tunic. The deluxe storage box is made of black leatherette. Inside is a pedestal on which the epaulettes are tied and mounted. Also, a pillow is cut to the shape of the box and laid over the epaulettes to protect them from any damage. This is a truly stunning pair of epaulettes.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – OBERST – GARDE-ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 2

    SKU: 23-74

    $650.00

    This pair of dress (banjo style) epaulettes are correct for a Prussian Garde-Ulanen-Regiment Nr 2 Oberst. The epaulettes have a red background with the double pips and ringlets indicative of an Oberst. The epaulettes show some wear and toning. Overall, they are in well-above-average condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – OBERST/COMMANDING OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 135 – ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX

    SKU: 23-319

    $995.00

    Prussia’s 3. Lothringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 135 was founded in 1887. It was garrisoned at Diedenhofen. It was attached to the XVI. ArmeeKorps when WW I began, but when it was founded it had been assigned to the XV. ArmeeKorps. The regiment had a thirty-one-year history from its founding until it was disbanded in 1918. Today we are offering a pair of the regimental commanding officer’s epaulettes (he was an oberst). The epaulettes display a gilt moon around their edges. An oberst’s twin pips and the regimental designation appear on each one, overlaid upon brilliant yellow felt. Sumptuous silver bullion tassels cascade down from their sides. Everything that can be seen on the obverse is in MINT condition. The reverse, however, displays substantial mothing on its red felt backing material. Both epaulettes are housed on a pedestal within a storage box. The box is in better than average condition. Its upper lid reveals that the epaulettes came from a Hessen-Cassel military effects firm. It would make a fine addition to any collection.

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTES – ONE YEAR VOLUNTEER – 3rd GARDE-ULANEN-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-433

    $395.00

    Today we are offering a very scarce pair of the Kingdom of Prussia’s 3rd Garde-Ulanen-Regiment epaulettes. This very elite regiment was founded in 1860 during König Friedrich Wilhelm IV’s final year’s reign. [His younger brother, Wilhelm I, was serving as regent, until Friedrich Wilhelm’s death in 1861, when he assumed Prussia’s throne as king. Wilhelm I had served in this capacity since Friedrich Wilhelm’s 1858 incapacitating stroke]. The 3rd Garde-Ulanen-Regiment was garrisoned in Potsdam along with the other elite Garde-Regiments such as the Garde du Corps and 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. Like all Garde-Regiments, the 3rd Garde-Ulanen-Regiment was attached to the GardeKorps. In addition to being from a very elite regiment (the last Garde-Ulanen-Regiment formed), this pair of epaulettes is made more special as they belonged to a One-Year-Volunteer (OYV). OYV’s made up the smallest portion of any enlisted men/NCO’s in any regiment. Since Kavallerie Regiments were smaller than Infanterie Regiments, even fewer of them were OYV’s. We have chronicled OYV’s particulars in more detail elsewhere. Briefly, OYV’s generally hailed from middle class families of means. They enlisted for a one-year-period rather than ordinary enlisted men’s two-year enlistments. OYV’s were responsible for their own equipment, include uniforms and headdresses. They were also responsible for their own housing and meals. In return, they were allowed some latitude in their uniforms’ and headdresses’ embellishments. Each epaulette’s surface is yellow, with no regimental designation. Its “moon” (metal trim) is silver. Its trim is also silver, which separates enlisted men/NCO’s epaulettes from those of…

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETTS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 14

    SKU: 23-75

    $775.00

    This is an excellent pair of dress epaulettes (banjo style) for a Major who served in Infanterie-Regiment Graf Schwerin (3. Pommersches) Nr 14. The regiment was raised in 1813. It was garrisoned at Bromberg, where it was assigned to the II. Armeekorps. As a Major, the original owner would have been either a Bataillon commander or perhaps on regimental staff. Each of these massive epaulettes has a white background that is somewhat faded from age. Each displays the regiment’s number in gilt. Some light moth tracking shows on one of the epaulettes. This is in no way detractive to their overall presentation. As these are very large epaulettes, the storage carton is far deeper than those we see for a Leutnant/Oberleutnant/Hauptman’s epaulettes. The epaulettes are neatly secured in the carton with a ribbon. It is grand pair of epaulettes for a well-known regiment. IR Nr 14 had a wonderful record, beginning with the Napoleonic Wars, that extended into the Franco-Prussian War and later, WW I. You should not pass this chance to own a bit of their history.

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  • Prussia – Fore and Aft Cap with Dress Shoulder Boards in Storage Transport Case – Navy

    SKU: 13-304

    $2,895.00

    This is a very fine example of a “fore & aft” cap (zweispitz) for an officer in the Kaiserliche Marine, along with his dress shoulder boards. It is the dress headdress for officers that was equivalent to a pickelhaube or busby, etc. for officers in the Imperial German Army…  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 10

    SKU: 23-502

    $325.00

    SHOULDER BOARD – PRUSSIA – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 10. This is a single shoulder board for a Magdeburgisches Husaren-Regiment Nr 10 Enlisted Man/NCO. The regiment was founded in 1813 and garrisoned at Stendal, where it was attached to the IV. Armeekorps. The regiment saw action in the Napoleonic Wars and in other conflicts up to and including WW I. After the end of WW I, it was disbanded. The shoulder board measures 2″ x 5 ¼.” The shoulder board’s surface is dark-blue. A heavy design of small yellow chevrons is set against the blue surface. The subdued metal regimental designation, “10,” is set in its center. It was worn on a feldgrau attila, as evidenced by the reverse’s feldgrau backing. It is in very fine condition. It appears on page 290 of Under Arms for the Kaiser: Shoulder Insignia of the German Army’s Regiments 1871-1918, by Michael Kelso. Being featured in this excellent reference book certainly enhances its value!

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARD - GENERAL DER INFANTERIE - GARDE ZU FUß-REGIMENT NR 2 - FÜRST WILHELM OF HOHENZOLLERN

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERAL DER INFANTERIE – GARDE ZU FUß-REGIMENT NR 2 – FÜRST WILHELM OF HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 23-471

    $1,195.00

    Germany’s royal houses often sported more than one “line” of succession. This was true for the House of Hohenzollern, which was split into two lines. The greater line contained Prussia’s ruling family, including Prussia’s Kings and, later, Imperial Germany’s Kaisers. The lesser line ruled the principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Fürst Wilhelm (1864-1927) was Fürst Leopold’s elder son, who assumed the title and served as head of that Hohenzollern family branch upon Leopold’s 1905 death. Fürst Wilhelm did not hold any military command, but DID serve as a General der Infanterie à la Suite of Prussia’s 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. The regiment was founded in 1813 and headquartered in Berlin. Like all Garde-Regiments it was attached to the Gardekorps. This single shoulder board once belonged to Fürst Wilhelm of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. It measures 2 ¼” x 4 .” It features two Russian-style gold bullion ropes, with a single band of silver bullion in between them. The silver bullion features the black chevrons that identify the boards as Prussian. The shoulder board’s center features two silver-toned pips, which indicate a General der Infanterie à la Suite. [Gold pips would have indicated a true command General at the Armeekorps level]. The board’s reverse displays a double underlay, a small red trim band and a larger white band. [The latter band ties the shoulder board to the 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß]. The white underlay is also interesting in that it is not made of the more commonly-seen felt. It is made of cotton twill. A white…

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Board – General der Infanterie – Kaiser Wilhelm II’S Royal Cypher

    SKU: 23-432

    $995.00

    This is a single shoulder board for a General der Infanterie. It measures 1 ¾” x 4 ¾” and was intended to be worn on the tunic as opposed to the mantle….  

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Board – General der Infanterie / Kavallerie a.D.

    SKU: 23-445

    $995.00

    This is a single shoulder board that is larger than normal for a tunic and may have been worn on a great coat….  

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  • PRUSSIA - SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALFELDMARSCHALL - M 1915

    Prussia – Shoulder Board – Generalfeldmarschall – M 1915

    SKU: 23-533

    $2,495.00

    This is a very fine example of a single Prussian Generalfeldmarschall’s M-1915 subdued shoulder board that measures 1.5″ x 5.”…  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALMAJOR a.D. – SCHUTZTRUPPEN – M 1915

    SKU: 23-500

    $895.00

    Today we are offering a shoulder board that is very rare on several levels. First, it is an M-1915 shoulder board intended for a feldgrau tunic. Second, it is for a Generalmajor a.D., which signified he was a General Officer in retirement. [The Imperial German Army commonly promoted an officer up one grade upon his retirement, which allowed him to receive a greater pension AND the prestige of a higher rank]. Third, and perhaps most important, it is for a General in the Schutztruppen. The Schutztruppen were primarily found in Imperial Germany’s colonial holdings, German East and Southwest Africa, and China, as well as the SeeBataillon. So for all of these reasons, this piece is a very rare bird. The oversized shoulder board measures 2 ½” x 4 ¾.” The shoulder board features the typical Russian rope bullion: two ropes of gold bullion separated by one subdued silver bullion rope. The silver bullion rope features large black chevrons that confirm its status as a Prussian shoulder board. Some smaller chevrons appear on the gold bullion. The shoulder board’s reverse has a red felt underlay, as well as a tab that allows the shoulder board to slip onto a tunic. This is a very exciting and rare shoulder board, the first we have ever seen.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD – LEUTNANT – HUSAREN-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-386

    $125.00

    This is a single Prussian Husaren-Regiment Oberstleutnant’s shoulder board that is of the slightly longer variety used by such regiments. It measures 1 ½ ” x 5 ¼.” It sports a single gilt-toned Oberstleutnant’s pip, but is not identified to a specific regiment. In many cases no regimental designation was given. In the early days, if the regiment had a royal patron, the royal cypher was often shown. It has a red felt backing on the underside.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARD - LEUTNANT - JÄGER ZU PFERDE REGIMENT NR 2 - M-1915

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD – LEUTNANT – JÄGER ZU PFERDE REGIMENT NR 2 – M-1915

    SKU: 23-485

    $225.00

    Jäger zu Pferde regiments were created in 1905. Thirteen total regiments (all Prussian) were created, the last in 1913. Jäger zu Pferde members were considered “hunters on horse.” They wore a metal helmet similar in design to those of the Küraßiers. Although they did not wear the Küraßiers’ breastplates, they were considered heavy cavalry. In reality, even when the first Jäger zu Pferde regiment was created in 1905, the cavalry had been rendered obsolete and useless by the new machine guns. [This was proven true during WW I’s early days on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. Cavalry units were first limited to scouting, then ultimately served as dismounted infantry fighting in the trenches beside their infantry brethren. Their horses were relegated to moving artillery pieces about on the field]. This is a single Leutnant’s shoulder board from Jäger zu Pferde Regiment Nr 2. The regiment was founded in 1905 and headquartered at Langensalza. It was attached to the Prussian XI. Armeekorps. The shoulder board measures 4″ x 1 9/16.” This is a subdued obverse, in line with other feldgrau shoulder boards. It sports a subdued metal regimental designation (“2”). Black and white chevrons also appear on the obverse. The underlay features two layers, a red upper and a lower green one. Interestingly, the shoulder board a slip-on, which is a bit unusual for a junior officer. The shoulder board appears on page 340 of Under Arms for the Kaiser: Shoulder Insignia of the German Army’s Regiments 1871-1918, by Michael…

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD WITH POSTCARD AND HANDWRITTEN LETTER- GROßADMIRAL – ALFRED von TIRPITZ

    SKU: 23-562

    $3,495.00

    Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s best known admiräle (admirals).  The shoulder board measures 1 7/8″ x 4 3/16.” It displays four gilt-toned pips on its obverse. Its reverse reveals that it is of the slip-on variety, which is correct. Its backing material boasts a rich, 100% correct, navy-blue color that is proper for a naval officer’s shoulder boards. We can also see where each pip has been attached. In addition we are offering a postcard and handwritten letter…..  

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS -  GENERALMAJOR - M 1915

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS –  GENERALMAJOR – M 1915

    SKU: 23-566

    $795.00

    This is an excellent pair of M-1915 subdued shoulder boards for a Prussian Generalmajor. These would have been utilized on various types of feldgrau tunics….

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - GENERALMAJOR - M 1915

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALMAJOR – M 1915

    SKU: 23-540

    $1,095.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALMAJOR – M 1915. This is an excellent pair of Prussian Generalmajor’s M-1915 subdued shoulder boards that each measure 1.5″ x 4.” Their black and white Prussian chevrons are clearly visible on the subdued silver ropes enclosed within their borders of muted, dark-gold braid. They are in excellent condition and were worn on a feldgrau tunic. The shoulder boards’ reverses reveal slip-on, red-felt backings. General Officer’s M-1915 shoulder boards are never easy-to-find. This pair is as good as one could desire, with lovely patinas. FOR MORE ITEMS LIKE THIS – CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR SHOULDER BOARD PAGE

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – FELDARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 81

    SKU: 23-400

    $150.00

    This is a pair of hauptmann’s shoulder boards from Thorner Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 81. The regiment was raised in 1912as one of the final five (old-line) Prussian Feldartillerie Regiments that were created before WW I . The regiment was garrisoned at Thorn and assigned to the XVII. Armeekorps. The shoulder boards are of the sewn-in rather than the slip-on variety. They also feature the pre war pattern rather than M-1915 feldgrau. Each shoulder board sports the gilt Feldartillerie flaming bomb and the “81” regimental designation. Each shoulder board displays two pips for the rank, although some differences exist between the two shoulder boards’ pip sizes. The reverse is covered in yellow felt. [Please keep in mind that this regiment was in existence for a very short time. Their history was only from 1912 through 1918, so relatively few officers served in the regiment. The end result means fewer of their shoulder boards are available]. We obtained these at a very attractive price that we are happy to share with you.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – FÜSILIER-REGIMENT Nr 35

    SKU: 23-295

    $250.00

    This is a pair of hauptmann’s shoulder boards from Füsilier-Regiment Prinz Heinrich von Preußen (Brandenburgisches) Nr 35. This is one of the elite regiments in the German army in which Prinz Heinrich served as the Regimental Chef. These shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety. It is clear that they have been removed from a tunic at some point. Each of the shoulder boards sports the gilt regimental number and a hauptmann’s twin, gilt pips.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - HAUPTMANN - M 1915

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – M 1915

    SKU: 23-558

    $175.00

    This is a fine pair of shoulder boards for a Hauptmann Prussia. They are of the M-1915 pattern. The obverse of the shoulder boards have the junior officer pattern. Also seen are the twin subdued pips of a Hauptmann. On the reverse we see a cranberry red felt backing. These are of the sewn in variety.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - HAUPTMANN - TRAIN ABTEILUNG NR 3

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – TRAIN ABTEILUNG NR 3

    SKU: 23-547 XFQ

    $250.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – TRAIN ABTEILUNG NR 3 This is a top quality pair of shoulder boards for a Hauptmann who served in Train-Abteilung Nr 3. Each shoulder board has the unit designation and the double pips of a Hauptmann. The underlay is blue and extends beyond the edges of the shoulder board. These are of the slip on variety and each shoulder board has a strap in the matching underlay color. This is a consignment items.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – 5. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß

    SKU: 23-330

    $595.00

    PAIR OF LEUTNANT SHOULDER BOARDS – 5. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß – PRUSSIA

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Boards – Leutnant – Army Luftschiffer Battalion

    SKU: 23-371

    $695.00

    This pair of leutnant’s feldgrau (M-1915) shoulder boards hail from a Prussian Luftschiffer Bataillon….  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 51

    SKU: 23-107

    $125.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a leutnant who served in 2. Ober-Elsässiches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 51. This was one of the last prewar regiments which was raised and created in 1899. It was garrisoned in Straßburg I.e. They are of the sewn-in variety. Each bears the flaming bomb of the Artillerie and the numerals “51.” This was a Prussian regiment. The shoulder boards have been removed from a tunic and have been worn.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT OR DRAGONER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-267

    $150.00

    This is a pair of leutnant’s shoulder boards who might have been assigned to an Artillerie-Regiment or possibly a Dragoner-Regiment. No numbers for a regiment appear, but the shoulder boards have a yellow underlay. They are in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß

    SKU: 23-409

    $295.00

    This is a pair of 3. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß leutnant’s shoulder boards. The regiment was founded in 1860. It was garrisoned in Berlin and attached to the Gardekorps. The shoulder boards measure 4 1/4″ x 2 1/8.” They are of the slip-on variety, which is quite unusual for a leutnant. More commonly, they wore sewn-in shoulder boards. The boards sport a yellow underlay that protrudes beyond their edges. They are in excellent condition.

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    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – HEAVY ARTILLERIE REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-301

    $195.00

    These shoulder boards are of the pre WW I variety. They are for a leutnant. A pair of gilt, crossed cannon tubes have been attached to the shoulder boards. Yellow fabric trims its edge and also serves for the backing. These shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety. They are in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - LEUTNANT - MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26

    Prussia – Shoulder Boards – Leutnant – Marine Intanterie – Bat NR 26

    SKU: 23-542

    $550.00

    This is our first offering of Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon shoulder boards. Previously, we have only offered those for the Seebataillon….    

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Boards – Leutnant – Rgt JÄGER ZU PFERDE

    SKU: 23-54

    $250.00

    These shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety. They are for a leutnant who served in a Jäger zu Pferde Regiment…   .

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - LEUTNANT’ - “C” CYPHER

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT’ – “C” CYPHER

    SKU: 23-530

    $195.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT’ – “C” CYPHER This is a pair of Prussian Leutnant’s shoulder boards. They are slip-ons (a bit unusual for a junior officer) that measure 4.25” x 2.25.” Each features a gilt-brass “C” cypher. They are backed with white felt, and are in very good condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - LIEUTENANT - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LIEUTENANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    SKU: 23-545 XFQ

    $150.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LIEUTENANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10 This is a pair of shoulder boards for a Lieutenant who served in Infanterie-Regiment Nr 10 from Prussia. Each of the shoulder boards have the regimental designation in brass and a white underlay that shows some mothing. These are of the sewn in variety. This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LUETNANT – M 1915 – GARDE-ULANEN-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-444

    $375.00

    This is a marvelous pair of Leutnant’s 2. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment M-1915 shoulder straps. The regiment was founded in 1819 during König Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia’s reign (he guided Prussia through the Napoleonic Wars). The regiment was garrisoned in Berlin and attached to the Garde-Korps. The shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety, the variety most often used by junior officers. Larger than the normal shoulder board, they each measure 2 ¼” x 4 ½.” They feature a red felt backing and are in outstanding condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - MAJOR

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR

    SKU: 23-531

    $125.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR This is a pair of Prussian Major’s shoulder boards. They are of the sewn-in variety and measure 4.25″ x 1.75.” They sport the Russian-Rope-style braid that was used on shoulder boards for the ranks of Major, Oberstleutnant, and Oberst. They are backed with white felt, and are in very good condition.

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Boards – Major – Foul Weather/Camouflaged Reserve Infanterie Rgt NR 2 M-1888

    SKU: 23-512

    $495.00

    This is one of the most interesting pairs of shoulder boards that I have ever offered you. If I said they were rare, that would be an understatement! To begin, they are the M 1888 model. What makes them so special is that each is housed within a foul weather/camouflaged COVER. [You will remember that virtually all forms of Imperial German Headdress (pickelhauben, kugelhelme, etc.) had canvas covers that served to protect them helmet from foul weather AND provided as camouflage….  

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Boards – Major -1. Garde Rgt ZU FUß  M-1915

    SKU: 23-511

    $695.00

    These shoulder boards come from the MOST elite of all Imperial German Infanterie Regiments, the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, which was founded in 1688….  

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - OBERLEUTNANT - MEDICAL UNIT

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERLEUTNANT – MEDICAL UNIT

    SKU: 23-550 XFQ

    $150.00

    These are a pair of shoulder boards for a Doctor (Arzt) in the rank of Oberleutnant. This man would have been a doctor in a medical unit or possibly a Veterinarian. The obverse of the shoulder boards are in very fine condition with the rank and medical designation in brass. The reverse of the shoulder boards are very dark blue. The shoulder boards are of the slip on variety but one of the straps is not present. This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - OBERST

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERST

    SKU: 23-544 XFQ

    $495.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERST This offering is a fine pair of shoulder boards for an Oberst. The regiment is not identified. The shoulder boards have twin brass pips and a white underlay. They have black straps which enabled them to slip on the tunic. A lovely pair of shoulder boards for a regimental commander of a regiment. This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERST – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 20

    SKU: 23-399

    $295.00

    This is a pair of oberstleutnant shoulder boards from Infanterie-Regiment Graf Tauentzien von Wittenberg (3. Brandenburgisches) Nr 20. The regiment was created in 1813 and garrisoned in Wittenberg. It was assigned to the III. Armeekorps. The shoulder boards measure 1 ½” x 5 ½.” Each shoulder board sports the regimental designation, a large numeral “20,” and a single rank pip. One of the shoulder boards has experienced a higher degree of patina than the other. They are of the slip-on variety, which was more commonly see on shoulder boards above a major’s rank. Their reverses reveal red felt underlay materials. Some moth damage is evident to this material on both boards’ reverses. No such damage is apparent on the shoulder boards’ obverses.

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Boards – Oberst – War Ministry

    SKU: 23-411

    $450.00

    This is a fine pair of oberst’s shoulder boards. The owner served at the German War Ministry, which also meant serving on the General Staff. The shoulder boards are in well above-average condition….  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – FUßARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 1

    SKU: 23-341

    $595.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for an Oberstleutnant serving in Fußartillerie-Regiment von Linger (Ostpreußisches) Nr 1. The regiment was raised in 1864 and garrisoned at Königsberg i.Pr. It was assigned to the I. Armeekorps. Fußartillerie-Regiments were a relatively “modern” creation in the German Army, with all but one of these regiments founded from 1864 onward. Fewer Fußartillerie-Regiments were formed than Feldartillerie-Regiments. These shoulder boards are in top condition. Each has the numeral “1” on the board, as well as an oberstleutnant’s single pip. The backing on the reverse is white. This is a pre 1910 pair of slip-on shoulder boards. They are quite scarce.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – JÄGER zu PFERDE REGIMENT Nr 3

    SKU: 23-418

    $650.00

    This is an ultra-high-quality pair of an Oberstleutnant commanding Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 3’s shoulder boards. The regiment was garrisoned at Colmar i. E. It was raised in1905 and assigned to the XV. Armeekorps. [It is interesting to note that the Jäger zu Pferde Regiments were obsolete BEFORE they were created. The concept for this regiment-type was that they should be MOUNTED Jägers (similar to the Infanterie’s Jägers), acting as the Army’s eyes and engaging the opposition’s similar troops. They were then tasked with concentrating on the opposition’s officers and NCO’s in order to create chaos among the troops. Much of this changed with the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War, as the introduction of fast firing rifles and cannons removed their advantage. In fact, the LAST cavalry charge took place in the Franco-Prussian War. The dawn of the machine gun was at hand. By 1905 the machine gun was a reality and additional cavalry regiments were totally unnecessary. The Army, however, was slow to acknowledge the new reality. Three Jäger zu Pferde Regiments, including Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 3, were created in 1905. Another was created in 1906, followed by one in 1908, one in 1910, and seven in 1913. Thus, fourteen of these virtually useless regiments were in service when WW I began. As soon as trench warfare was developed, ALL cavalry regiments, no matter how elite, were dismounted to fight beside their infantry comrades. It was sheer nonsense to create fourteen regiments of totally useless troops. The Kaiser and/or his…

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – TRAIN-Bataillon Nr 7

    SKU: 23-185

    $350.00

    These are an oberstleutnant’s shoulder boards from Westfälische Train-Abteilung Nr 7. The unit was formed in 1853 and garrisoned in Münster. It was attached to the VII. Armeekorps. Each shoulder board carries a single pip for an oberstleutnant and a “7” for the unit. The shoulder boards are in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS (2) - GENERALMAJOR ZU DISPOSITION - ONE PRE WAR & ONE M-1915 SUBDUED FELDGRAU

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS (2) – GENERALMAJOR ZU DISPOSITION – ONE PRE WAR & ONE M-1915 SUBDUED FELDGRAU

    SKU: 23-472

    $895.00

    These two shoulder boards came to us together. I believe they came from the same officer and represent what was worn on a pre war tunic and on an M-1910 or M-1915 tunic. They are also quite unique as they are for a Generalmajor zu Disposition. [We have never before offered any Generalmajor zu Disposition’s shoulder boards. They provide a fine contrast to an active-duty General’s boards. It typically was the Imperial German Army’s practice to advance an officer one grade when he entered retirement, both in recognition of his long service and to increase his retirement pay. So, it is most likely that this particular officer entered retirement as an Oberst, either as a regimental commander or serving as a Brigade, Division, or Armeekorps staff member]. We will be selling the boards as a pair because they will be more interesting to display together, AND that is how they came to us. 1). Pre War Example Probably for a Dunkel-Blau Tunic. This shoulder board measures 1 ½” x 4.” It features two Russian-style gold bullion ropes, with a single band of silver bullion in between them. The silver bullion features a white chevron with thin black trim that identifies the boards as Prussian for an officer who was zu Disposition. The underlay is made of red felt that extends past the board’s end. NO strap is available to slip it on (nor does it appear that one was ever present). It may well have been sewn onto the tunic,…

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE–REGIMENT Nr 15

    SKU: 23-381

    $75.00

    This is a single enlisted man’s shoulder strap from Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Friedrich der Niederlande (2. Westfälisches) Nr 15. It was an old-line Prussian regiment that was created during the Napoleonic Wars in 1813. It is black with red trim. The regimental number is embroidered in white. The shoulder strap is in fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE–REGIMENT Nr 16

    SKU: 23-384

    $75.00

    This is a single enlisted man’s shoulder strap from Infanterie-Regiment Freiherr von Sparr (3. Westfälisches Nr 16). . It was an old-line Prussian regiment that was created during the Napoleonic Wars in 1813. It is black with red trim. The regimental number is embroidered in yellow. A gold button is attached. The shoulder strap has two moth nips.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE–REGIMENT Nr 27

    SKU: 23-382

    $75.00

    This is a single enlisted man’s shoulder strap from Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preußen (2. Magdeburgisches) Nr 27. It was an old-line Prussian regiment that was created during the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. It is black with red trim. The regimental number is embroidered in yellow. The shoulder strap is in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE–REGIMENT Nr 77

    SKU: 23-383

    $75.00

    This is a single enlisted man’s shoulder strap from 2. Hannoversches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 77. It was an old-line Hanoverian regiment that was created during the Napoleonic Wars in 1813. It fought proudly in 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo. The regiment was absorbed into the Prussian Army in 1866 when Hannover was taken over by Prussia after the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. It is black with white trim. The regimental number is embroidered in red. A gold button is attached. The shoulder strap is in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – FLIEGER-ABTEILUNG Nr 1

    SKU: 23-441

    $295.00

    This is a single enlisted man/NCO’s Flieger-Abteilung Nr 1 shoulder strap. The strap was used on a tunic, and measures 1 ¾” x 4 ¾.” The feldgrau strap displays the Fliegertruppen’s winged propeller device and the numeral “1” in red. Some very minor moth tracking is visible on its obverse and reverse. One of the wings also is missing a little bit of its red embroidery.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – JÄGER ZU PFERDE REGIMENT NR 2

    SKU: 23-486

    $195.00

    SHOULDER STRAP – PRUSSIA – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – JÄGER ZU PFERDE REGIMENT NR 2. Jäger zu Pferde regiments were created in 1905. Thirteen total regiments (all Prussian) were created, the last in 1913. Jäger zu Pferde members were considered “hunters on horse.” They wore a metal helmet similar in design to those of the Küraßiers. Although they did not wear the Küraßiers’ breastplates, they were considered heavy cavalry. In reality, even when the first Jäger zu Pferde regiment was created in 1905, the cavalry had been rendered obsolete and useless by the new machine guns. [This was proven true during WW I’s early days on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. Cavalry units were first limited to scouting, then ultimately served as dismounted infantry fighting in the trenches beside their infantry brethren. Their horses were relegated to moving artillery pieces about on the field]. This is a single shoulder strap for an enlisted man/NCO who served in Jäger zu Pferde Regiment Nr 2. The regiment was founded in 1905 and headquartered at Langensalza. It was attached to the Prussian XI. Armeekorps. The shoulder strap measures 5 ” x ” x 2 .” The surface of the strap is green. The regimental designation (“2”) is chain stitched in red. The strap is edged in red as well. The reverse is also green. The shoulder board appears on page 340 of Under Arms for the Kaiser: Shoulder Insignia of the German Army’s Regiments 1871-1918, by Michael A. Kelso. The shoulder strap is…

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER STRAP - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - JÄGER ZU PFERDE REGIMENT NR 7

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – JÄGER ZU PFERDE REGIMENT NR 7

    SKU: 23-489

    $195.00

    Jäger zu Pferde regiments were created in 1905. Thirteen total regiments (all Prussian) were created, the last in 1913. Jäger zu Pferde members were considered “hunters on horse.” They wore a metal helmet similar in design to those of the Küraßiers. Although they did not wear the Küraßiers’ breastplates, they were considered heavy cavalry. In reality, even when the first Jäger zu Pferde regiment was created in 1905, the cavalry had been rendered obsolete and useless by the new machine guns. [This was proven true during WW I’s early days on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. Cavalry units were first limited to scouting, then ultimately served as dismounted infantry fighting in the trenches beside their infantry brethren. Their horses were relegated to moving artillery pieces about on the field]. This is a single shoulder strap for an enlisted man/NCO from Jäger zu Pferde Regiment Nr 7. The regiment was founded in 1913 and headquartered at Trier. It was attached to the Prussian XI. Armeekorps. The shoulder strap measures 2 ¼” x 5 ½.” The surface of the strap is green. The regimental designation (“7”) is chain stitched on it in red. The strap is edged in yellow. Its reverse is feldgrau. The shoulder board appears on page 342 of Under Arms for the Kaiser: Shoulder Insignia of the German Army’s Regiments 1871-1918, by Michael A. Kelso. Some light scattered mothing shows on its obverse. The reverse shows a bit more mothing and its yellow underlay shows through at some…

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER STRAP - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - PIONIER-BATTALION Nr 1

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PIONIER-BATTALION Nr 1

    SKU: 23-461

    $85.00

    This is a single shoulder strap for Pionier-Battalion Fürst Radziwill (Ostreußisches) Nr 1. The oldest of all Prussian Pionier Battalions, it was raised in 1780. It was garrisoned in Königsberg I. Pr. and assigned to the I Armeekorps. The red shoulder strap features its unit number embroidered in yellow on the obverse. The strap measures 2 ½” x 5 ¾.” It may have been for a great coat, as it is considerably larger than the type used on a tunic.  Some soiling appears on the obverse, while substantial mothing marks the dark-blue backing.

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  • PRUSSIA - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - SINGLE SHOULDER STRAP - PIONIER-BATTALION Nr 11

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PIONIER-BATTALION Nr 11

    SKU: 23-464

    $95.00

    This is a single shoulder strap for an enlisted man/NCO from Pionier-Battalion Nr 11, a Prussian unit formally known as Kurhessisches Pionier-Battalion Nr 11. It was garrisoned at Hann.-Münden (Hannoversch-Münden). It was founded in 1842 and assigned to the XI. Armeekorps. The red shoulder strap measures 2″ x 4 ½.” The battalion number is embroidered in yellow on the obverse. Soiling is evident on both the obverse and reverse.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER STRAP - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - PIONIER-BATTALION NR 23

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PIONIER-BATTALION NR 23

    SKU: 23-477

    $95.00

    This is a single Prussian enlisted man/NCO’s Pionier-Battalion Nr 23 shoulder strap. Pioniere were the Imperial German Army’s engineers responsible for the building of roads, trenches, bridges, and etc. The 2. Westpreußisches Pionier-Battalion Nr 23 was founded in 1907. It was garrisoned at Graudenz and attached to Prussia’s XX. Armeekorps. As the regiment was founded in 1907, its brief history only extending into 1918. This particular shoulder strap was only in use for a few years, as feldgrau uniforms and shoulder straps were already being incorporated within the German Army shortly after the regiment was founded. I doubt if this shoulder strap style was used more than three years. The shoulder strap is red in color. The regimental designation, “23,” is embroidered in yellow stitching on the red material. The strap’s backing is black. The strap is in very good condition, generally, but shows some minor soiling due to its more than hundred years of age. You can also see where the button that was once present has left an impression.

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAP – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PIONIER-BATTALION Nr 8

    SKU: 23-463

    $95.00

    This is a single shoulder strap for an enlisted man/NCO from Pionier-Battalion Nr 8, a Prussian unit that was raised in 1816 following the Napoleonic Wars’ end. It was garrisoned at Koblenz, and attached to the VIII. Armeekorps. The red shoulder strap measures 2″ x 5 ¼.” The battalion number is embroidered in yellow on the obverse. The unit’s name is also noted on the reverse. Soiling is evident on both the obverse and reverse.

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Straps – NCO/Enlisted Man – Feldflieger-Abteilung Nr 1

    SKU: 23-285

    $295.00

    This is an excellent pair of shoulder straps for an enlisted man/NCO, who served from Feldflieger-Abteilung Nr 1…  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAPS – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – FLIEGER-ABTEILUNG

    SKU: 23-440

    $295.00

    This is a pair of enlisted man/NCO’s Flieger-Abteilung shoulder straps. These straps were used on a tunic, and measure 2 ¼” x 4 ½.” The feldgrau straps display the Fliegertruppen’s winged propeller device in red. Some very minor moth tracking is visible on their obverse and reverse. Otherwise, the straps are in excellent condition.

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  • Prussia – Shoulder Straps – Enlisted Man/NCO – Flieger-Abteilung Nr 2

    SKU: 23-439

    $375.00

    This is a pair of enlisted man/NCO’s Flieger-Abteilung Nr 2 shoulder straps….  

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  • Sale! SHOULDER STRAPS - NCO/ENLISTED MAN - KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT Nr 1

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER STRAPS – NCO/ENLISTED MAN – KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT Nr 1

    SKU: 23-523 XJT

    $175.50

    This is a pair of Kaiser Alexander Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr 1 Bataillon Nr I NCO or enlisted man’s shoulder straps. They sport the cypher “A” (for Alexander), a Roman numeral “I” between the A’s legs, and a crown above the “A.” They display a light grey-backing…..

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  • PRUSSIA - SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALFELDMARSCHALL - M 1915

    Prussia – Single Shoulder Board – Generalfeldmarschall – M 1915

    SKU: 23-534

    $2,495.00

    Here is another very fine example of a single Prussian Generalfeldmarschall’s M-1915 subdued shoulder board that measures 1.5″ x 4.”…  

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETES – OBERLEUTNANT – BEZERKSKOMMANDO Nr 35 – IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CARTON

    SKU: 23-561

    $395.00

    This pair of Prussian Oberleutnant’s epaulettes for regiment Bezerkskommando Nr 35. A Bezerkskommando was a combination of a reserve district and a recruit depot for incoming army soldiers. The districts were scattered all over Germany, and District 35 was based in Prussia……

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  • PRUSSIA – EPAULETES – ONE YEAR VOLUNTEER – 3rd GARDE-ULANEN-REGIMENT IN THE ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON

    SKU: 23-560

    $450.00

    These are a very scarce pair of Kingdom of Prussia’s 3rd Garde-Ulanen-Regiment epaulets. This very elite regiment was founded in 1860 during König Friedrich Wilhelm IV’s final year’s reign. His younger brother, Wilhelm I, was serving as regent, until Friedrich Wilhelm’s death in 1861, when he assumed Prussia’s throne as king. Wilhelm I served in this capacity since Friedrich Wilhelm’s 1858 incapacitating stroke. The 3rd Garde-Ulanen-Regiment was garrisoned in Potsdam along with the other elite Garde-Regiments such as the Regiment des Garde du Corps and 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. Like all Garde-Regiments, the 3rd Garde-Ulanen-Regiment was attached to the GardeKorps……

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  • PRUSSIA / HANOVER - SHOULDER BOARDS - MAJOR - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 73

    PRUSSIA / HANOVER – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 73

    SKU: 23-548 XFQ

    $275.00

    PRUSSIA / HANOVER – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 73 This is a pair of shoulder boards for Infanterie-Regiment 73. This regiment was previously a Hanoverian regiment. After the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Hanover was annexed into Prussia. This officer was a Major and thus would have either commanded a Bataillone or might have been on the staff of the regimental commander as his Deputy. Each shoulder board has the regimental designation in brass. The reverse does not have the underlay or the straps for the slip on function. These display well and are bargain priced. This is a consignment item.

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  • SAXONY – EPAULETTE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – GARDE-REITER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-293

    $295.00

    This is a very difficult-to-find enlisted man/NCO single epaulette from the Saxon Garde-Reiter-Regiment. It is, in fact, a heavy Kavallerie regiment. [The Garde-Reiters, along with the Regiment der Garde du Corps, sported what has become the two most popular helmets among collectors. These were the Saxon Lion and Prussian Eagle-topped parade pickelhauben for the respective regiments]. The epaulette is gilt-toned. It displays a large crown for the King of Saxony. The epaulette is all metal. It sports a blue underlay, which confirms its regiment. The epaulette is in very fine condition.

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  • Saxony – Epaulettes – Enlisted Man – Garde Reiter Rgt

    SKU: 23-331

    $795.00

    This is an amazing and highly desirable pair of enlisted man’s (EM) epaulettes from Königl. Sächs. Garde-Reiter-Regiment (1. Schweres-Regiment)…  

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  • SAXONY – EPAULETTES – HAUPTMANN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 12

    SKU: 23-152

    $475.00

    This is an extremely fine pair of epaulettes (banjo boards) for a hauptmann commanding a Kompagnie. Each epaulette sports a hauptmann’s double pips, along with the regimental designation “12,” for Königl Sächs 12 Infanterie-Regiment Nr 177. It was one of the final Saxon regiments created (three others were created in 1897 and one more in 1912). This regiment was one of those created in 1897. It was garrisoned in Dresden, where it was attached to the XII. Armeekorps. Each epaulette features a gilt button. The epaulettes are the slip-on variety. The obverse is silver with gilt pips, the regimental number and a red backing. Their condition is quite pleasing, with a fine patina.

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  • SAXONY – EPAULETTES – LEUTNANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 103

    SKU: 23-156

    $375.00

    This is an attractive pair of leutnant’s dress epaulettes, (commonly known as “banjo boards”). Each of the epaulettes sports the regimental designation (“103”), and a gilt button. Some wear is exhibited at the top of one of the epaulettes. They are of the slip-on variety and feature a red backing. The condition is generally pleasing, with a fine patina.

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  • SAXONY - SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALMAJOR

    SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALMAJOR

    SKU: 23-410

    $495.00

    This is a single Saxon Army generalmajor’s shoulder board in fine condition. Prior to WW I, a generalmajor typically commanded a Brigade, which consisted of three or more regiments. During WW I, it was common to find a generalmajor commanding a full Division. This is a prewar (pre-feldgrau) shoulder board. It measures 4 7/8″ x 1 7/8.” It has the gold and silver bullion ropes commonly referred to as “Russian.” The silver bullion ropes display green chevrons, which confirm it is Saxon. The shoulder board is slightly rounded, meaning it actually was worn on a tunic. (I like to see a shoulder board that saw some action). As is correct for a generalmajor’s shoulder board, it displays NO rank pips (a generalmajor was the most junior general officer). Also, its obverse sports a gilt-toned button that is secured on the reverse by a straight pin. The reverse sports a red backing. We can also see it is a slip-on shoulder board, which is typical for a general officer. Some sort of white material also appears on the reverse under the slip-on attachment’s strap. Overall, the shoulder board is in very clean condition.

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  • SAXONY - SHOULDER BOARDS - GENERALLEUTNANT

    Saxony – Shoulder Boards – Generalleutnant

    SKU: 23-541

    $1,395.00

    This is an excellent pair of Generalleutnant’s shoulder boards that each measure 1 ¾” x 4.”…  

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 104

    SKU: 23-158

    $395.00

    This is a pair of hauptmann’s shoulder boards from Königl. Sächs 5. Infanterie-Regiment Kronprinz Nr 104, in good condition. This regiment was established in 1701 and garrisoned at Chemnitz. The regiment was attached to the XIX. Armeekorps. These are suitable for use on a feldgrau uniform or for a shoulder board collection. Each of the shoulder boards has a hauptmann’s double pips, as well as the royal cypher of the Regimental Chef, the Crown Prince. In addition, each of the shoulder boards sports a crowned button. The shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety, with red backing.

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – SERVING AS SAXON KÖNIG’S FLÜGELADJUTANT

    SKU: 23-442

    $895.00

    This is a very rare pair of Leutnant’s shoulder boards for Saxon König Friedrich August III’s (1865-1932) Flügeladjutant. [I am speculating that their owner was a member of royalty or nobility to possess such a low military rank yet serve as an aide to the King of Saxony]. These shoulder boards are of the sewn-in variety rather than the slip-ons more often sported by higher-ranking officers. The boards are in mint condition, so they probably were NOT used on a uniform. The shoulder boards, which each measure 1 ¼” x 4 ½,” sport the King’s gilt royal cypher, a large gilt Saxon Crown, and gilt buttons. Each board’s reverse displays a red felt backing. They would make a superb addition to any collection.

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  • Saxony – Shoulder Boards – Leutnant – Air Service – M1915

    SKU: 23-582

    $595.00

    These Saxon pair of shoulder boards which are M-1915 (Feldgrau) for a Leutnant from the Kingdom of Saxony. These are exactly what Max Immelmann a native son of Saxony would have worn….  

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – PIONIER-BATAILLON

    SKU: 23-202

    $295.00

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

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

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

    SKU: 23-345

    $395.00

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

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 103

    SKU: 23-234

    $475.00

    This is a pair of major’s shoulder boards from Saxony’s Königl Sächs. 4. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 103. The regiment was raised in 1709. It was garrisoned at Bautzen, where is was attached to the XII. ArmeeKorps. As a major, this man was either one of the three Bataillon Kommandeurs or he was on the regimental staff, depending on the regiment’s organization. Each shoulder board sports “Russian” style rope braid, indicative of major/oberstleutnant/oberst’s shoulder boards. The chevrons on the braid are green, which confirms their origin in Saxony. Each shoulder board carries a gilt regimental designation of “103.” The shoulder boards are quite large, measuring 5 3/4″ x 2.” The backing is red. The boards have slip-on, Saxon-style attachments, rather than having been sewn onto the tunic.

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

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

    SKU: 23-552 XFQ

    $225.00

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

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – HUSAREN-REGIMENT OR ULANEN-REGIMENT –

    SKU: 23-231

    $295.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a pair of oberstleutnant’s shoulder boards from a Kavallerie regiment (either a Husaren-Regiment or an Ulanen-Regiment). Each shoulder board sports a single gilt pip. The shoulder boards have a light-blue backing which extends past the boards’ edges. They are both of the sewn-in variety.

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  • SAXONY – SHOULDER STRAPS – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 103

    SKU: 23-157

    $150.00

    This is a pair of enlisted man’s shoulder straps from Saxony’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 103 in fine condition. The regimental designation (“103”) is in yellow on a dark-blue background, which is trimmed in red around the edges. These shoulder straps have been removed from a tunic.

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

    SKU: 23-153

    $150.00

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

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - SHOULDER BOARDS - MAJOR - DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 26

    WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 26

    SKU: 23-479

    $650.00

    This is a marvelous pair of shoulder boards for a Major from Dragoner-Regiment König (2. Württembergisches) Nr 26. This regiment was the Württemberg military’s most elite regiment. To this end, the regiment boasted a special enamel Garde-Starlike device on its pickelhauben much like the Order of the Württemberg Crown, one of the kingdom’s highest decorations. It was the “King’s Own” Regiment….  

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  • Wurttemberg – Epaulets – Generalmajor – Storage Case

    SKU: 23-586 XKGJT

    $1,995.00

    This is a pair of epaulets for a Generalmajor in the Württemberg army. The epaulets for a General officer are large and impressive….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – PAPERWEIGHT WITH MINIATURE INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 126 OFFICER’S DRESS SHOULDER BOARD –

    SKU: 15-74

    $250.00

    Desk pieces of all kinds were very popular in Imperial Germany. This was especially true for officers who might have miniature swords as decorations or as letter openers, for example. In this case an officer from 8. Württemberg Infanterie-Regiment Nr 126 Große Herzog Friedrich von Baden had a paperweight made with a miniature of a dress (banjo style) shoulder board imbedded in glass. The result is a very striking desk piece that is a real attention-getter. Imagine how handsome this would look on your desk (as it will on mine until you buy it)!

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARDS – ARTILLERIE GENERALOBERST

    SKU: 23-524

    $2,495.00

    One of my personal interests is shoulder boards/epaulettes, especially when they are for General Officers AND come from states other than Prussia. For your consideration, I am presenting a very interesting and rare pair of Artillerie General oberst’s shoulder boards from the Kingdom of Württemberg….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - SHOULDER BOARDS - HAUPTMANN - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-557

    $195.00

    This is a fine pair of shoulder boards for a Hauptmann in a line Württemberg infantry regiment……

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - SHOULDER BOARDS - HAUPTMANN - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 120

    WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 120

    SKU: 23-556

    $350.00

    This is a fine pair of shoulder boards for a Hauptmann assigned to Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen (2. Württembergisches) Nr 120. This elite regiment was formed in 1673. The regiment was garrisoned at Ulm. The regiment was assigned to the Württemberg XIII. Armeekorps……

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 124

    SKU: 23-276

    $675.00

    This is a pair of major’s shoulder boards from Infanterie-Regiment König Wilhelm I (6.Württ.) Nr 124. The regiment was raised in 1673. It was garrisoned at Weingarten, where it was assigned to the Württemberg XIII. ArmeeKorps. The shoulder boards are quite large. Each one measures 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” They are made of silver bullion. You will see red/black chevrons on the rope-like bullion, Württemberg’s colors. Mounted in the center of each shoulder board is a crown and König Wilhelm I’s royal cypher. A gilt button is attached to each shoulder board. Red felt backing appears on the reverse, as do the sliders that allow the shoulder boards to be slipped onto a tunic. [One shoulder board has some small problem areas that I will highlight in the attached photographs]. They remain very attractive shoulder boards. They are priced accordingly for an officer of this level, from a well-known regiment that had a history of more than two-hundred-years before WW I began.

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