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Imperial German & WWI Belts, Belt Buckles, Cartridge Boxes, Parade Sashes, Patches, Buttons, Armbands, Plastrons, Gorgets & More

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  • BADEN - BELT BUCKLE - OFFICER - INFANTERIE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BADEN – BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER – INFANTERIE

    SKU: 15-367

    $275.00

    This is a very fine example of a pre WW I brass belt buckle from the Grand Duchy of Baden. It has a fine gilt finish, and comes complete with the keeper.

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  • BADEN - CARTRIDGE BOX - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BADEN – CARTRIDGE BOX – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-659

    $650.00

    This is a very high-quality kartuschekasten (cartridge box) for an officer in the Baden military. The cartridge box was where extra rounds of ammunition were stored. The exterior is leather. It is quite clean and supple for being more than one-hundred-years old. Baden’s brass crown appears above the royal cypher. All of its attachments are in place. The box can be mounted on a belt or displayed. It is a rare accessory that we seldom find.

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  • BADEN - DRESS PARADE BELT/SASH - FLÜGELADJUTANT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BADEN – DRESS PARADE BELT/SASH – FLÜGELADJUTANT

    SKU: 15-345

    $650.00

    This is a very rare Flügeladjutant parade belt or sash from the Grand Duchy of Baden. The position of Flügeladjutant was not used in every German state. Essentially, he was a high-ranking officer, at least an Oberst or a General. He served as an aide to the King, Grand Duke, Duke, Prince, etc. He often was a close confidant of his ruler. His headdress was different from that of other officers, as was his uniform. This was an extremely important position, and it was a great honor to serve in this capacity. (I believe only one man could do so at any one time). Naturally, the state’s ruler had other military officers on his staff in varying functions, but the Flügeladjutant was by far their chief, and an important member of his ruler’s retinue. As for the object we are offering today, I describe it as a belt or sash since I believe I remember the seller saying that it was worn across the body (over the shoulder). I could be wrong about this! If my memory is incorrect, then it was worn like a more conventional parade belt. The belt portion is silver bullion, with contrasting double stripes of red and yellow (Baden’s state colors) bullion. Two large, decorative, silver, bullion balls hang down from the belt, with silver, red, and yellow bullion tendrils dangling down from them. (The bullion balls resemble large sword portépées. That is not what they are, it is what they look like). The item’s…

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  • BADEN - DRESS SASH - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BADEN – DRESS SASH – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-658

    $295.00

    This is an officer’s dress sash from the Grand Duchy of Baden. The sash is complete with all attachments. The sash is in excellent condition and ready to mount on a Baden officer’s tunic or for display.

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  • BADEN & OLDENBURG - DRESS BROCADE BELT & BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BADEN & OLDENBURG – DRESS BROCADE BELT & BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-660

    $350.00

    This is an officer’s dress brocade dress belt and buckle that were correct for the Grand Duchies of Baden and Oldenburg. The belt’s obverse is in excellent condition, particularly the brocade. The buckle exhibits strong fire gilding. The belt’s reverse reveals some mothing on the dark-blue wool. All of its attachments are in place. The belt and buckle can be mounted to any tunic or displayed on their own.

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  • BAVARIA - BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-374

    $395.00

    This is a leather belt and buckle for a Bavarian Officer. The brown leather belt measures 29 3/4.” The buckle is silver-toned, rather than gilt. I know that gilt is for Infanterie, but am unfamiliar with what the silver-toned buckle represents. The belt appears to be a modern day leather belt, (or it is in unbelievable condition) that has been fitted to a period correct buckle but is still great for display. This price is exceptionally fair for the belt buckle alone. While I am not 100% of the age of the belt the pair is a solid value.

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  • BAVARIA - BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - INFANTERIE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER – INFANTERIE

    SKU: 15-593

    $695.00

    This is a fine Bavarian Infanterie Officer’s dress brocade belt and buckle. The buckle has a fine gilt finish and is correct for an Infanterie officer. The buckle’s reverse is marked D.R.G.M. 246570. The brocade belt is silver, with a double row of blue hash marks that encircles the entire belt. The belt’s reverse is backed with blue felt. The belt has all of the correct keepers, and can easily be used on a tunic or for display, as you prefer. When fully extended the belt fits a 36″ waist. Overall, it is in excellent condition.

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  • BAVARIA - RIBBON FOR A UNIFORM FOR 1914 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS AND MILITARY MERIT CROSS 3rd CLASS WITH SWORDS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – RIBBON FOR A UNIFORM FOR 1914 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS AND MILITARY MERIT CROSS 3rd CLASS WITH SWORDS

    SKU: 15-611

    $50.00

    When I began the description of this item, I was unsure in which category to place it. While it is a decoration’s ribbon for, it also is a decoration’s ribbon that was specially cut for wearing in a tunic’s buttonhole. The ribbon was sewn into the tunic buttonhole to show that the man wearing it had won both the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Bavarian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with Swords. It could really dress up your tunic!

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  • BAVARIA - SHOOTING AWARD - SCHÜTZENSCHNUR - 7th CLASS

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 4th CLASS

    SKU: 15-740

    $125.00

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 4th CLASS This is an extremely scarce 4th class Schützenschnur from the Kingdom of Bavaria. The cord measures 15” in length. The cord is blue cloth with black chevrons to indicate Bavaria. At the top of the cord you will find a blue badge. In determining the class you will note that there is only 1 acorn at the bottom which indicates that it is a 4th class. *There are several points where there is material missing both on the cords and on the badge.

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  • BAVARIA - SHOOTING AWARD - SCHÜTZENSCHNUR - 7th CLASS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 7th CLASS

    SKU: 15-739

    $275.00

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 7th CLASS This is an extremely scarce 7TH Class Schützenschnur from the Kingdom of Bavaria. The award has a heavy gold bullion cord with black chevrons. The face is crowned with a metal badge checkerboard design of the Bavarian flag. The top of the award is a Wittelsbach crown. On the reverse a you will see a red felt backing. The bottom of the Schützenschnur has two acorns. The acorns along with the metal badge is what makes this the 7th Class. I do not believe there is a higher class of the Schützenschnur. This award makes an excellent addition to a tunic. FOR MORE UNIFORM ACCESSORIES – CLICK HERE FOR A FULL SELECTION OF ALL UNIFORMS – CLICK HERE

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  • BAVARIA - SHOOTING PRIZE - 1913 KÖNIG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING PRIZE – 1913 KÖNIG

    SKU: 15-645

    $450.00

    This is a very hard-to-find 1913 König’s Shooting Prize from the Kingdom of Bavaria. Even after the German Empire’s establishment with Kaiser Wilhelm I at its head, Bavaria retained a greater degree of independence than did the other German states. For example, Bavarian troops were retained in purely Bavarian-commanded Armeekorps (a total of three). Even though the kingdoms of Württemberg and Saxony had their own Armeekorps (two for Saxony), they still operated under Prussia’s General Staff. This meant that all German regiments (except the Bavarians) competed with each other for the annual Kaiser’s Shooting Prize, awarded for the best shooting from Infanterie, Artillerie, Kaiserliche Marine, and Jäger Regiments. Bavaria, however, awarded its OWN shooting prize for the Infanterie. These awards are so scarce that I had never seen or offered one before. It is quite similar to the Kaiser’s Prize in that it appears on an oval-shaped, dark-blue, sleeve patch measuring 4 1/8″ x 3.” Attached to the blue patch is a gilt device that sports a wreath of oak leaves crossed by a pair of rifles. Between the crossed rifles at the wreath’s bottom is the year, 1913. At the wreath’s top is a Wittelsbach rather than a Hohenzollern Crown. The frosted gilt device is in amazing condition. The blue patch also is in good condition, although a small bit of fabric is missing at the eleven o’clock point. It almost looks like a small (very small) bite has been taken from it. A piece of tin on the…

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - SADDLE BLANKET EMBLEM - OFFICER

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – SADDLE BLANKET EMBLEM – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-677

    $995.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – SADDLE BLANKET EMBLEM – OFFICER Today we offer you a two piece emblem which would have been placed on the saddle blanket of his horse for one of two regiments from the Duchy of Braunschweig…….

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  • FRANCE - TUNIC BUTTON - ARTILLERIE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRANCE – TUNIC BUTTON – ARTILLERIE

    SKU: 15-561

    $15.00

    This is a memento from a tunic of a French Artilleryman. The button is gilt and measures 1″ in diameter. In its center is the Artillerie’s flaming bomb/grenade. It is interesting to note that Napoleon was an Artilleryman by trade. The French Artillery was effective and feared. The button is marked for its Paris manufacturer.

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  • GERMANY - ARMBAND - VETERANS - JÄGER-Bataillon - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – ARMBAND – VETERANS – JÄGER-Bataillon

    SKU: 15-380

    $375.00

    This is an armband for a veteran from a Jäger-Bataillon. They were worn on the sleeves of veterans who had served in these units. This green armband is 4 1/4″ wide. It sports a wonderful, yellow, embroidered emblem of the Jäger-Bataillon. Many of these armbands had a metal device on them. The embroidered examples were far rarer. This example is in MINT condition.

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  • BELT - “HATE BELT” ASSEMBLED BY AMERICAN SOLDIER - FEATURES TWENTY-FOUR DIFFERENT BUTTONS, INCLUDING A KOKARDE AND OFFICER’S PIPS

    GERMANY – BELT – “HATE BELT” ASSEMBLED BY AMERICAN SOLDIER – FEATURES TWENTY-FOUR DIFFERENT BUTTONS, INCLUDING A KOKARDE AND OFFICER’S PIPS

    SKU: 15-714

    $195.00

    BELT – “HATE BELT” ASSEMBLED BY AMERICAN SOLDIER – FEATURES TWENTY-FOUR DIFFERENT BUTTONS, INCLUDING A KOKARDE AND OFFICER’S PIPS So-called “Hate Belts” were unique trench art items that were assembled primarily by American soldiers as war trophies. The men used a standard, Imperial German, Enlisted Man’s belt to which they attached German soldiers’ buttons and other found objects. The “Hate Belt” that we are offering today features TWENTY-FOUR different objects. Without a doubt, it is the largest of its like that I have ever encountered. Typically, most of the belts I previously had encountered displayed around eight-to-ten widely spaced items. Due to the increased number of items on display, the objects are more closely-spaced. The twenty-four objects include one U.S. button, a wide variety of uniform and collar rank buttons from several different Imperial German states, an officer’s schirmmütze kokarde, and an officer’s shoulder board rank star. [It even includes two Kaiserliche Marine uniform buttons, and one from a Hussar’s Attila]! The brown belt measures 37” in length. NO metal attachments are present at its ends, meaning the belt cannot be worn. It is strictly for display purposes, but WHAT a magnificent display it is!

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  • GERMANY - COLLAR BUTTON - SINGLE GEFREITER M-1915 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – COLLAR BUTTON – SINGLE GEFREITER M-1915

    SKU: 15-621

    $30.00

    The subdued (gray-painted) Gefreiter’s collar discs were introduced in 1915 for use on feldgrau tunics. We have a single collar disc available. The reverse is not hallmarked.

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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 - FIELD BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – FIELD BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-351 XES

    $100.00

    This is a consignment item. It is an officer’s style leather belt and buckle. The belt measures 43.” It has a sturdy brass buckle, with double hooks to secure the belt when it is buckled up. The black leather belt shows extreme age. It has two brass attachments on the side where a bayonet or other object might be hung.

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  • GERMANY - HOOK AND EYE CARD - ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – HOOK AND EYE CARD – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 21-173

    $55.00

    This is an interesting complete card of the hooks and eyes that were commonly used on Imperial Period clothing. Zippers were not in use yet, so these small devices, (and buttons) were used to secure garments. The card measures 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4.” It contains twelve of the small devices. While this was the “Bato” brand, it features an early zeppelin (pre 1908) flying over the countryside.

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  • GERMANY - LEATHER BELT - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – LEATHER BELT – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-628 XES

    $95.00

    This is an officers-style leather belt. It is black and measures 45″ in length. An attachment lies at its end to which a belt buckle may be attached.

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  • GERMANY - RATING PATCH  - NAVY OBER-INGENIEUR APPLIKANT'S SUMMER TUNIC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – RATING PATCH – NAVY OBER-INGENIEUR APPLIKANT’S SUMMER TUNIC

    SKU: 13-409

    $225.00

    This is the sleeve-rating-patch for a Ober-Ingenieur-Applikant. This is for a Chief Engineering Cadet or Trainee. This patch is for the summer tunic of this NCO-level sailor. It is in very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - RATING PATCH - ENLISTED MAN - NAVAL ARTILLERIE - KAISERLICHE MARINE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – RATING PATCH – ENLISTED MAN – NAVAL ARTILLERIE – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 13-446

    $150.00

    This is an oval rating patch that was worn on an enlisted man’s uniform sleeve. It has a dark-blue woolen base that is embroidered in yellow with a Hohenzollern Crown, crossed cannons, and an anchor. Some mothing shows on the patch’s upper left. This is not detractive to the patch’s overall presentation.

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  • GERMANY - RATING PATCH - NAVY OBER-INGENIER APPLIKANT'S WINTER TUNIC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – RATING PATCH – NAVY OBER-INGENIER APPLIKANT’S WINTER TUNIC

    SKU: 13-410

    $225.00

    This is the sleeve-rating-patch for a Ober-Ingenieur-Applikant. This is for a Chief Engineering Cadet or Trainee. This patch is for the winter tunic of this NCO-level sailor. It is in very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - RATING PATCH - NAVY OBER-SIGNALMAAT'S WINTER TUNIC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – RATING PATCH – NAVY OBER-SIGNALMAAT’S WINTER TUNIC

    SKU: 13-411

    $250.00

    This is the sleeve-rating-patch for a Ober-Signalmaat. It is for a Chief Signalman’s Mate, and is the equivalent to a U.S. Navy Senior Petty Officer. This patch is for the winter tunic of this NCO-level sailor. It is in very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - RATING PATCH - REICHSMARINE ORDINARY SEAMAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – RATING PATCH – REICHSMARINE ORDINARY SEAMAN

    SKU: 13-447

    $50.00

    This is a rating patch for an enlisted sailor in the Reichsmarine, from between the two World Wars. The patch has a blue woolen base, with a fouled anchor embroidered on it in yellow.

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  • GERMANY - REICHSMARINE OFFICER - BROCADE BELT - BUCKLE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – REICHSMARINE OFFICER – BROCADE BELT – BUCKLE

    SKU: 13-834

    $325.00

    This is a brocade belt and buckle for a Reichsmarine officer. The Reichsmarine was Germany’s Navy from the monarchy’s fall in 1918 until 1935, when the Third Reich’s Kriegsmarine replaced it. The Reichsmarine was severely limited to 15,000 men by the Treaty of Versailles, as was the number and size of the ships that Germany could use. The belt is classic brocade, with twin gray lines against a silver bullion background. The bullion’s toning is quite splendid. The belt buckle measures 2 ½” x 2 1/4,” and displays a superb gilt finish. It features a fouled anchor (as did the Kaiserliche Marine), but has no Kaiser Crown. The keeps are present, and the belt is 100% complete. The belt itself measures 33.” Its overall condition is excellent.

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  • GERMANY - SIGNALMAN PATCH - ENLISTED MAN - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SIGNALMAN PATCH – ENLISTED MAN – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-262

    $85.00

    This is a signalman’s patch for a man assigned to an Infanterie-Regiment prior to WW I. The patch is dark blue with red and white crossed flags mounted on yellow flag poles. One very small moth track appears on the patch. It is still in very good condition.

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  • GERMANY - SIGNALMAN PATCH - ENLISTED MAN - MACHINE GUN ABTEILUNG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SIGNALMAN PATCH – ENLISTED MAN – MACHINE GUN ABTEILUNG

    SKU: 15-261

    $295.00

    This is a very rare signalman’s patch for a tunic (this would generally be worn on the right arm just below the shoulder) for a man who filled that role in a Machine Gun Abteilung. It is for the feldgrau tunic and features crossed signal flags. Three tiny holes appear (no bigger than pinpoint sized) where this patch might have been mounted by a collector long ago. You have to look closely to see them. They are not detractive. The patch dates from the period of 1910 to 1914. This is very rare and difficult-to-find!

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  • GERMANY - SLEEVE PATCH - ENLISTED SAILOR - SHIPBOARD ARTILLERIE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SLEEVE PATCH – ENLISTED SAILOR – SHIPBOARD ARTILLERIE

    SKU: 13-797

    $125.00

    This is a blue wool sleeve patch for a sailor aboard a German naval ship who was assigned to the ship’s gun crew. A yellow embroidered pair of crossed cannons over lays an anchor. As this is a dark-blue patch, it was for a winter uniform. The patch is oval-shaped and measures 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2.”

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  • GERMANY - SPURS

    GERMANY – SPURS

    SKU: 15-491

    $50.00

    This a pair of spurs boot spurs would make for a great addition to a uniform ensemble……..

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  • GERMANY - SWORD BELT AND HANGERS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SWORD BELT AND HANGERS

    SKU: 07-137

    $350.00

    Collectors accumulate swords in a number of ways. Some collect the sword to display it alone. Others like to have all of the sword’s associated accessories, including portépées and sword belts. Some go all the way, using complete mannequins upon which they mount the proper uniform and headdress, and add belts, sashes, sword belts, and swords to show what the soldier looked like when he was “geared-up.” Today we are offering a sword belt that is primarily red in color. The fabric shows significant wear, with patches where the red is missing and reveals the base fabric. The belt measures 45 ½” when fully extended and 35″ when it is totally cinched in. What hangs down from this belt is most interesting. A simple hook appears upon which one could hang a sword. In addition, another leather belt extends down from the first, with twin gilt lions mounted on it. They look similar to the lions we see on Navy belts however, in all fairness, I cannot claim this is a naval belt. I will leave that to the collector to decide. Behind the twin lions is a heavy-duty attachment that could hold a sword, keys, etc. The metal piece here is black and marked D.R.G.M.

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  • GERMANY - SWORD BELT WITH SWORD HANGER ATTACHMENT AND SWORD HANGER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SWORD BELT WITH SWORD HANGER ATTACHMENT AND SWORD HANGER

    SKU: 07-152

    $425.00

    This is a brocade belt used for a sword. The belt’s red felt backing shows extensive mothing. The belt sports high-quality leather fittings. It is complete and ready, including the sword hanger. This is a full rig ready to be hung with a sword.

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  • GERMANY - UNIFORM BUTTONS - DISPLAY OF VARIOUS STATE COLLAR AND UNIFORM BUTTONS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – UNIFORM BUTTONS – DISPLAY OF VARIOUS STATE COLLAR AND UNIFORM BUTTONS

    SKU: 15-678

    $350.00

    This is a most interesting oval-shaped display of uniform collar buttons, assorted other buttons, and other miscellaneous items. The display is in a wooden frame that measures 10” x 12,” and contains approximately thirty-five assorted burtons. They primarily consist of Feldwebel and Gefreiter collar buttons that helped identify ranks of men in the German Army, including those for Prussia, Saxony, Württemberg, Hesse, and another for what I believe is one of the Saxon Duchies. Aside from these rank buttons, others include the buttons from shoulder straps that indicated an Infanterie Kompagnie, an Artillerie Battery, or a Kavallerie Eskadron. Also included are a smaller number of uniform buttons. Two officer’s kokarden are included from Bavaria, as well as two silver rank pips that are added for a decorative touch. One final point: while this is an interesting display, I do NOT believe that this is a period frame. Instead, it was assembled more recently for a collector’s enjoyment.

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  • GERMANY - UNIFORM SNAP BUTTONS FOR MILITARY USE ON ORIGINAL SALES CARD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – UNIFORM SNAP BUTTONS FOR MILITARY USE ON ORIGINAL SALES CARD

    SKU: 15-318

    $50.00

    Snap buttons were used on military garments, headdress items, etc. This is a set of six of them on their original sales card.

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  • GERMANY - UNIFORM SNAP BUTTONS ON ORIGINAL SALES CARD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – UNIFORM SNAP BUTTONS ON ORIGINAL SALES CARD

    SKU: 15-414

    $35.00

    During the Imperial German Period, hooks & eyes, buttons, and snap buttons were an important part of securing uniforms. Zippers were not yet in use for trousers, and so items like this were commonly used to secure them. Six of these snap buttons are on the original sales card. These date from about 1900-1910. Even if you do not need them to secure a uniform, they would make a fine addition to a display showing how these items were sold and used.

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  • GERMANY - VETERANS GROUP FLAG BEARER'S GORGET - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – VETERANS GROUP FLAG BEARER’S GORGET

    SKU: 15-530

    $695.00

    Veterans’ groups were very popular in Germany, both before and after WW I. Groups of all sorts met in cities and towns all over Germany. These groups were all-encompassing, and regional as well as regimental in nature. Some of the items coming from these groups are as simple as badges. Others are more complex. If a group had a meeting room, for example, they might have displayed a wall flag or perhaps a smaller flag was mounted as a banner to be displayed on a desk or podium. These flags generally were quite ornate. Most were embroidered and quite colorful. Larger groups often had larger flags that were attached to flagpoles, much like the regimental and national colors that were carried at a regiment’s head when on parade. The man selected to bear an active army unit’s or veterans’ group’s colors was known as the Fahnenträger (standard-bearer). This man wore a ringkragen (gorget), a shield that was suspended from a chain. It was hung around his neck (the shield rested on his chest). It is also important to note that a Fahnenträger wore a special patch on his tunic sleeve called a kragenspiegel. Today we are offering a gorget that comes from a veteran’s group rather than an active military example. The shield is shaped in what I would term a gentle triangle. It has two distinct sides. The top has a dip in it rather than running in a straight line. It measures 3″ x 6 1/2,” The shield…

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  • GERMANY - WALL DECOR - BUTTON AND KOKARDEN COLLECTION - PRUSSIA, BADEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, ETC. - FRAMED DISPLAY

    GERMANY – WALL DECOR – BUTTON AND KOKARDEN COLLECTION – PRUSSIA, BADEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, ETC. – FRAMED DISPLAY

    SKU: 15-738

    $250.00

    GERMANY – WALL DECOR – BUTTON AND KOKARDEN COLLECTION – PRUSSIA, BADEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, ETC. – FRAMED DISPLAY What a unique piece of history to display in your office or den. This most interesting assortment of 40 plus – buttons, kokarden, etc. The items attached to a wood oval frame which measures 12” x 10”. There is no glass on the frame. The wide variety of buttons is quite impressive. We see buttons from multiple states. They range to uniform buttons which would run down the center of a tunic, collar buttons for NCO’s, and buttons for Kompagnie numbers for securing shoulder straps. There are a couple of rank pips and even two schirmmütze kokarden. A fine assortment for display. FOR MORE UNIQUE HOME DECOR – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY -SWORD BELT WITH HANGER -  BROWN LEATHER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY -SWORD BELT WITH HANGER – BROWN LEATHER

    SKU: 07-136

    $295.00

    This is a simple brown leather belt with the hanger necessary for attaching a sword. When buckled to its widest notch, the belt measures 48″ in diameter. At its shortest, it measures 38.” It measures 3/4″ in width. The sword’s gilt-toned hanger hangs down from its left side. Both the leather and all the hardware are in excellent condition.

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  • MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ - BELT BUCKLE - GENERAL OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ – BELT BUCKLE – GENERAL OFFICER

    SKU: 15-430

    $3,495.00

    This may well be the rarest belt buckle that one can find from the Imperial German Period. It is for a General officer from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Her larger sister Grand Duchy Mecklenburg-Schwerin was the German Army’s third-largest regiment contributor among the Grand Duchies. Baden and Hessen-Darmstadt were both slightly larger. The other three Grand Duchies contributed one or two regiments at most, while Mecklenburg-Strelitz contributed less than a full regiment of men. She had one Infanterie Bataillon, one Artillerie Battery, and perhaps a few scattered men in the other regiments from Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Although Mecklenburg-Schwerin put up approximately six regiments, she never produced many Generals. That is even truer for the far smaller Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Grand Dukes of this state were Adolf Friedrich V and Adolf Friedrich VI who ruled from 1904-1918. While I have not been able find further research this, it is most likely that the two Grand Dukes and perhaps one other officer were the only Generals fielded by Mecklenburg-Strelitz. While I have seen and offered a General Pickelhaube from Mecklenburg-Schwerin, I have never even seen one from Mecklenburg-Strelitz! This gives you a feeling for a General’s belt buckle’s rarity. Aside from its scarcity, the beauty of the belt buckle is breathtaking. The buckle’s basic shape is similar to any German officer’s buckle. It is circular (measuring 2″ in diameter), with a wreath of laurel leaves. The buckle’s center is identical to the wappen center from a Mecklenburg-Schwerin General’s pickelhaube. It features a high-relief, silver…

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  • PRUSSIA - ARM CHEVRON - ONE YEAR VOLUNTEER - KAISERLICHE MARINE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – ARM CHEVRON – ONE YEAR VOLUNTEER – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 13-638

    $150.00

    This is a One-Year-Volunteer’s arm chevron from the Kaiserliche Marine. As we have chronicled elsewhere, the One-Year-Volunteer (OYV) entered the German military service on a different program from the men doing two-year mandatory service. After most men completed their two-year service, they entered the reserves. They only were called to active service when additional man power was needed. This was the situation, of course, when WW I began. Most reserves were called back to active duty. Returning to the OYV, when entering the military, they essentially paid all of their own expenses. That is, the government did not pay for their equipment (uniforms, headgear, etc.). They were expected to supply their own gear, just as officers did. Since these men provided their own gear, they were allowed a certain amount of latitude in their uniforms and headgear. Men who enlisted in the OYV program were generally from the German middle class or higher. They had more money to spend on their uniforms than say farmers who came into the service. Many OYV’s bought their uniforms and headdress from the same purveyors that the officers did. They were allowed to mimic many officers’ headdress characteristics. For example, they were not allowed to purchase a pickelhaube EXACTLY like an officer’s, but they could get VERY close. At least ONE of the details had to be different from an officer’s. It is common to see a silk liner and officer’s leather liner on an OYV’s pickelhaube. This was one of the extra allowances…

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT AND BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT AND BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN

    SKU: 15-338

    $225.00

    This is a leather belt and buckle for a Prussian enlisted man. The belt measures 39″ in length. The leather is in good condition, for being 100-years-old. The belt buckle is made from prewar brass. It is in very fine condition, with an undented crown.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT AND BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN / NCO - PRE WW I BRASS BUCKLE 

    PRUSSIA – BELT AND BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN / NCO – PRE WW I BRASS BUCKLE 

    SKU: 15-389

    $225.00

    This is a fine example of a pre WW I belt and buckle. The leather belt is a light orange tinted brown and is quite supple……

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT AND BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - LEATHER

    PRUSSIA – BELT AND BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – LEATHER

    SKU: 15-342 XES

    $195.00

    This is a top quality brown leather belt and buckle. The belt is quite nice and supple. The belt with buckle extends to a maximum length of 36” and the belt measures 1.5” in width……

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT AND CARTRIDGE BOX - 1. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 1 OR 2. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 2 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT AND CARTRIDGE BOX – 1. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 1 OR 2. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 2

    SKU: 15-419

    $575.00

    This is a set of the leather belt and cartridge box for 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1 and 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 2. The belt is white leather, but the white finish is substantially cracked and worn, allowing the black base level to show through. All of the metal attachments are present. The black leather cartridge box is also included. The Kaiser’s crowned cypher appears in brass on the outside lid. They make an interesting pair.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN  / NCO - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN / NCO – PRE WW I

    SKU: 15-672

    $250.00

    This is a top quality pre WW I leather belt and buckle for an enlisted man/NCO from a Prussian Regiment. The leather belt is dark-brown with a handsome brass belt buckle attached. The buckle’s center is discolored, with a Hohenzollern Crown at dead-center. Too often these buckles are dented in the center (the buckle’s highest point). This center is undented. Circling the crown, we see “Gott Mit Uns.” Outside of the center, the rest of the buckle is heavily-tarnished brass from decades of being uncleaned. The buckle is attached correctly to the buckle. When the buckle is adjusted to its widest setting, it measures 37″ in circumference. It can be adjusted down to 34″ in circumference. It is a very fine example for use on a tunic or for display on its own.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN - 1915 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN – 1915

    SKU: 15-620

    $95.00

    This is a subdued or gray-painted belt buckle that was instituted in 1915. It is in very fine condition with an undented center.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN – PRE WW I

    SKU: 15-629 XES

    $125.00

    This is an enlisted man’s belt buckle from Prussia. It is made of brass and was produced prior to WW I. The buckle’s center is silver-toned. It features “Gott Mit Uns” along with a Prussian Crown. What is most important, the crown is undented. It is quite common to see them dented.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN – PRE WW I

    SKU: 15-633 XES

    $125.00

    This is an enlisted man’s belt buckle from Prussia. It is made of brass and was produced prior to WW I. The buckle’s center is silver-toned. It features “Gott Mit Uns” along with a Prussian Crown. What is most important, the crown is undented. It is quite common to see them dented.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN - PRE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN – PRE WW I

    SKU: 15-636

    $95.00

    This is a fine example of a pre WW I Prussian enlisted man’s belt buckle. It has the traditional crown in the center (undented), surrounded by the “Gott Mit Uns” logo. It is complete and needs only a leather belt to be functional for display. Many collectors prefer to collect just the buckle.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - PRE WAR - BRASS

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PRE WAR – BRASS

    SKU: 15-600

    $75.00

    This is an excellent example of a pre WWI Enlisted man/NCO belt buckle……..

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN/NCO - PRE WAR - BRASS

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – PRE WAR – BRASS

    SKU: 15-436

    $75.00

    This is an excellent example of a pre WW I Enlisted man/NCO belt buckle……

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-387 XES

    $250.00

    This is a consignment item. It is for an officer in the Prussian army. The cypher does not match up with any of our research books on belt buckles. We have shared photos with other knowledgeable collectors and the consensus is that it is either a custom purchase example that could have been used while he was in the military or that it was used by an officer in a veteran’s group after he had retired from the army. It has a burnished gold finish. Both the buckle and keeper are present. It is very handsome and of the highest quality.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - OFFICER - PIONEER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER – PIONEER

    SKU: 15-334

    $295.00

    This is a complete belt buckle for an officer who served in the Pioniers. Pioniers served as the German Army’s engineers. The belt buckle features a silver surface and a gilt cypher for Kaiser Wilhelm II. All of the hardware is present and ready for use.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - OFFICER - PIONIER/DRAGOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER – PIONIER/DRAGOON

    SKU: 15-451

    $395.00

    This is an officer’s belt buckle suitable for either a Prussian Dragoner-Regiment or a Pionier-Bataillon. The buckle has a silver surface and interior. The center’s primary theme (within an oak leaf wreath) is Kaiser Wilhelm II’s crowned cypher. No keeper accompanies the buckle. The belt buckle’s condition easily rates as excellent.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - PRE WAR - BRASS

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – PRE WAR – BRASS

    SKU: 15-737 XFQ

    $95.00

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – PRE WAR – BRASS This item is a pre war Prussian belt buckle made of brass. It is in very fine condition and has an undented center. As this is the high point of the buckle we often see them damaged with a dent. This is a consignment item.

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  • Sale! PRUSSIA - BELT WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON - OFFICER - HUSAREN REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BELT WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON – OFFICER – HUSAREN REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-670

    $2,395.00 $1,795.00

    PRUSSIA – BELT WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE CARTON – OFFICER’S – HUSAREN REGIMENT This is a consignment item. Today we are offering a wonderful Prussian Husaren Regiment Officer’s parade belt. It is a very hard-to-find accessory worn by Prussian Husaren officers on dress occasions. The belt features stone-mint brown leather attachments at either end for securing the belt. The belt itself consists of many thin braided silver and black-chevroned bullion strings that are threaded through three sets of braided silver bullion tubes. [The tubes, which number five per set, are securely threaded together]. An aiguillette-like section is attached by its braided rosette between two of tube sections. The “aiguillette” itself consists of two thicker silver bullion cords that encircle the looped-together strings near one of the leather fasteners. The aiguillette’s OTHER end features two portépée-like devices made of bullion and coiled silver-toned tinsel, which hang down from the rosette opposite to the aiguillette’s cords. A white silk lining is attached to the belt’s reverse behind the tube sets and the aiguillette’s rosette. It is intact, but shows some minor soiling. The belt measures 30 ½” when fully lengthened. The belt has been housed in its original storage carton over all these years. The carton measures 8″ in diameter. Both carton halves are in excellent condition. Its original one-hundred-year-old tissue paper lines the carton’s bottom. This explains the belt’s superb condition! It is a mint-condition Husaren officer’s belt. You could search for years and find none better. Even in a lesser condition,…

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  • PRUSSIA - BOOK - PREUßISCH-DEUTSCHEN UNIFORMEN VON 1640-1918 by GEORG & INGO PRÖMPER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BOOK – PREUßISCH-DEUTSCHEN UNIFORMEN VON 1640-1918 by GEORG & INGO PRÖMPER

    SKU: 12-741

    $75.00

    This German-language book will be a helpful primer on the uniforms worn by the Prussian Army. It begins in 1740. (under König Frederick the Great) then proceeds to the Napoleonic Wars under König Friedrich Wilhelm III. It then gives the same details during the 1870-1871 Franco Prussian War under König Wilhelm I/Kaiser Wilhelm I, before finally concluding with the WW I’s years when his grandson, Wilhelm II, served as Kaiser. The book has many black and white and color sketches and plates showing the various uniforms and accoutrements worn by the Prussian/German armies. It is a great starter book for the collector who wants to know more about the uniforms worn by these armies.

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  • PRUSSIA - BROCADE BELT AND BELT BUCKLE  - OFFICER - FELDGRAU - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BROCADE BELT AND BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER – FELDGRAU

    SKU: 15-543

    $995.00

    This is a superior-quality officer’s dress brocade belt. Attached to it is a feldgrau (subdued) Prussian officer’s belt buckle. The brocade belt is also subdued and in VERY fine condition. The belt’s backing is even subdued. It represents no specific regiment-type; it is just a generic Army belt. The belt measures 38″ when set at maximum width. When set at minimum width, it measures 33.” The buckle is in good condition, as well. Its coloring is even, with no issues or damage. The belt’s keeper is also present. This handsome belt is ready for display on its own, or attached to a wartime tunic.

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  • PRUSSIA - BROCADE DRESS BELT - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BROCADE DRESS BELT – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-275

    $225.00

    This is an attractive, brocade, dress belt for a Prussian Army Officer. The bullion exterior remains in very fine condition. The belt’s reverse is lined in blue velvet. The belt buckle is gilt, with a fine bright finish. The tip of the belt with the hardware to secure it is missing. This this belt cannot be secured to a tunic and is good for display only.

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  • PRUSSIA - BROCADE DRESS BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BROCADE DRESS BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-484

    $325.00

    This is a brocade officer’s belt and buckle from a Prussian Infanterie Regiment. The silver brocade is highly tarnished and shows some toning. The buckle’s gilt finish is well above normal. It shows toning or staining on the reverse. Its light-blue felt backing is complete, but does display several moth nips. All of the fittings are present. It can be displayed on its own or attached to an officer’s tunic. The belt’s maximum measurement is 46.”

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  • PRUSSIA - BUTTONS - HUSAREN-TUNIC - GILT-TONED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BUTTONS – HUSAREN-TUNIC – GILT-TONED

    SKU: 15-610

    $25.00

    This is a very attractive group of buttons that are suitable for use on Husaren tunics. They are gilt-toned and measure 1″ in diameter. Husaren tunics used two different button types on both the tunic’s front and back. The barrel-type buttons are like toggles that slip through loops on the tunic fronts. The circular-type is referred to as a rosette button, and is used on both tunic fronts and reverses. Regiments that wore gilt toned buttons were: *Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment *Husaren-Regiment von Schill (1. Schlesisches) Nr 4 *Husaren-Regiment Graf Goetzen (2. Schlesisches) Nr 6 *Husaren-Regiment König Wilhelm I. (1. Rheinisches) Nr 7 *2. Rheinisches Husaren-Regiment Nr 9 *Magdeburgisches Husaren-Regiment Nr 10 *Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 *Königl. Sächs. Husaren-Regiment König Albert Nr 18 A total of eighteen buttons ARE available. For the sake of classification, I am describing them as low, medium, and high-finish. They all are in the same condition essentially, but this may help you pick the best finish to complete a tunic. [Let me add, buttons for Husaren tunics are VERY difficult to find]. PRICE PER BUTTON. *Low finish: We have FIVE. *Medium finish: We have NINE. *High finish: We have FOUR. PRICE PER BUTTON! PLEASE EMAIL US FOR SPECIFIC FINISH INFO@DERRITTMEISTER.COM

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  • PRUSSIA - CARTRIDGE BOX - ENLISTED MAN - LEIB-KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT GROßER KURFÜRST Nr 1 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – CARTRIDGE BOX – ENLISTED MAN – LEIB-KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT GROßER KURFÜRST Nr 1

    SKU: 15-514

    $1,895.00

    This is a very handsome enlisted man/NCO’s cartridge box from Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1. The Regiment was founded in 1646 and garrisoned in Breslau. It was attached to the VI. Armeekorps. Historically, it was a VERY important Regiment with a long and storied record. In fact, it was THE oldest Küraßier-Regiment in the entire German Army. It held “Leib” (Life) status. This was just a bit lower in importance than Garde-Regiment status. The Prussian Army contained the Regiment der Garde du Corps AND the Garde-Küraßier-Regiment. Both Regiments wore the fabled Hohenzollern Eagle atop their helmets during parades. Neither was nearly as old as Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1. (The Garde du Corps was founded 1740 and the Garde-Küraßier was formed in 1815). As a mark of its importance, Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1 possessed a unique insignia for their wappens, küraß devices, and cartridge boxes. One did not mistake a man from this Regiment! The emblem consists of an old-style Hohenzollern Eagle (remember, the Regiment preceded Frederick the Great by a great deal). In its right side claw is a sword. The left side claw grasps a bundle of thunderbolts. Above the eagle is the motto “Pro Gloria Et Patria.” The cartridge box measures 6″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” All of its straps are attached. The Regiment’s emblem is brass. It measures 2 3/4″ in diameter and is 1 1/8″ thick. The emblem is applied to the cartridge box’s outer lid. This is a…

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  • PRUSSIA - COLLAR BUTTONS - GOLD FELDWEBEL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLLAR BUTTONS – GOLD FELDWEBEL

    SKU: 15-679

    $95.00

    This is a very fine pair of gold-toned Feldwebel collar discs from Prussia. Each measures 1″ in diameter. Both are pre war quality and in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLLAR BUTTONS - NCO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO

    SKU: 15-435 XJW

    $60.00

    This is a consignment item. These are a Prussian Army NCO’s collar buttons. They are gilt-toned and measure 1″ in diameter. Three of the four buttons have been sold. Only the 3rd button from the left remains.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLLAR BUTTONS - NCO - PREWAR

    PRUSSIA – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO – PREWAR

    SKU: 15-715

    $65.00

    PRUSSIA – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO – PREWAR This is a fine pair of Prussian NCO’s collar buttons that date from prior to WW I. Each silver-toned button boasts a Hohenzollern Eagle and measures 1” in diameter.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLLAR DISCS - SILVER FELDWEBEL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLLAR DISCS – SILVER FELDWEBEL

    SKU: 15-680

    $95.00

    This is a very fine pair of silver-toned Feldwebel collar discs from Prussia. Each measures 1″ in diameter. Both are pre war quality and in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - DRESS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DRESS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-584

    $395.00

    This is a fine example of a Prussian officer’s dress brocade belt and buckle. The belt is finished in beautifully-toned silver and gray bullion. The buckle has a high-quality fire-gilded finish. Its reverse is lined with dark-blue felt. A small amount of localized mothing appears near the reverse’s leather portion. The belt and buckle come complete with its appropriate keeper. When fully extended, the belt measures 51 ½.” Overall, it is in fine condition, ready to be added to a tunic or set up as a general display item.

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  • PRUSSIA - DRESS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DRESS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-420

    $295.00

    This is a very fine example of a brocade dress belt and buckle for a Prussian Infanterie officer. It is a fine pre WW I example. It does not have the normal felt or wool backing, but it would work well on a tunic. It displays beautifully with its gilt toned buckle.

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  • PRUSSIA - DRESS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DRESS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-340 XES

    $350.00

    This is a consignment item. This is a dress brocade belt and buckle for a Prussian officer. The brocade belt is in fine condition, as is the gilt officer’s buckle.

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  • PRUSSIA - DRESS PARADE BELT AND CARTRIDGE BOX WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX - OFFICER - KAVALLERIE REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DRESS PARADE BELT AND CARTRIDGE BOX WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX – OFFICER – KAVALLERIE REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-288

    $795.00

    This is a fascinating pairing of a cartridge box and parade belt for a Prussian Kavallerie Regiment officer. The cartridge box is leather, and displays a brass cypher (Wilhelm Rex) with a crown above it. The belt is gold in color, with gilt trim. The belt’s underlay is a dark-blue velvet. The belt’s exterior is mint, while the underlay shows some mothing. The pair is snugly stored in their original, circular carton, which has protected and preserved them in fine condition. The original, tissue, wrapping-paper still rests at the carton’s bottom. It is a most unusual set.

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  • PRUSSIA - ENLISTED MAN / NCO -  KÜRAß EMBLEM - REGIMENT der GARDE du CORPS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – ENLISTED MAN / NCO – KÜRAß EMBLEM – REGIMENT der GARDE du CORPS

    SKU: 15-673

    $750.00

    The Garde du Corps was the Prussian and Imperial German Armies’ most elite regiment. It served as the König/Kaiser’s personal guard, having been founded in 1740 under König Friedrich der Große’s auspices. It remained the Prussian Army’s supreme regiment through König Wilhelm I’s time, and retained its privileged position when he was created the German Empire’s first Kaiser. [It was quite common to see Kaiser Wilhelm II in the Garde du Corps (GdC) uniform, complete with the massive parade eagle atop his metal helmet]. The GdC was also a Küraßier-Regiment that served as Prussia’s heavy cavalry. As heavy cavalry the officers and troopers were equipped with heavy küraßes that covered their wearers’ fronts, backs, and sides. These breastplates were helpful during the 18th and early 19th Centuries when the GdC primarily participated in mounted charges against enemy Kavallerie and Infanterie units. Swords were ineffective against the metal küraßes, but pistols and muskets could disable or kill. With the evolution of rapid firing rifles and revolvers, the küraß was pretty much relegated to parades by the mid-1800’s. The GdC’s küraß was the most elaborate among Küraßier-Regiments, and came in two varieties. Their original küraß was gold-toned. They were gifted with an all-black version by Russia’s Tsar Alexander in gratitude for Prussia’s assistance during the Napoleonic Wars. The black küraß was reserved for use during the GdC’s Spring Parade. Our offering today is the küraß’s center emblem that was attached to the küraß’s front. It measurers 4 ½” x 4 ½,” is…

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  • PRUSSIA - HATE BELT - ENLISTED MAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – HATE BELT – ENLISTED MAN

    SKU: 15-627 XES

    $250.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a trench art “hate belt” (more accurately, a souvenir belt) probably made near or after WW I’s end. It is fashioned from a daily-wear German (Prussian) soldier’s belt and buckle, the kind worn by all Prussian enlisted men. The brown leather belt measures about 34″ in length. It sports a prewar brass buckle whose center features a silver-toned Hohenzollern Crown. The center also displays a very small dent on its surface. The familiar phrase “Gott Mit Uns” is emblazoned on the brass section that encircles the crown. Stitched onto the belt’s exterior in groups of three and four are twenty-seven different coins that appear to hail from Belgium and France. Soldiers from both sides stitched coins, badges, buttons and so forth to belts to have souvenirs of the war’s glory days. The belt is in good overall condition and is ready to wear or display.

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  • PRUSSIA - LEATHER BELT AND BUCKLE - ENLISTED MAN - WARTIME ISSUE

    PRUSSIA – LEATHER BELT AND BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN – WARTIME ISSUE

    SKU: 15-694

    $195.00

    PRUSSIA – LEATHER BELT AND BUCKLE – ENLISTED MAN – WARTIME ISSUE. This is a Prussian enlisted man’s WW I leather belt and buckle. Prior to WW I, buckles were made of brass. This example is silver-toned rather than gilt-toned steel. It is complete and ready to display or wear (if your waist is small enough). The belt’s size ranges from 38″ to its most expanded length of 40.” The leather belt is in good condition. The buckle has an un-dented crown in the center, although one small depression appears elsewhere.

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  • PRUSSIA - LEATHER FLYING HELMET - AVIATION

    PRUSSIA – LEATHER FLYING HELMET – AVIATION

    SKU: 15-730

    $495.00

    PRUSSIA – LEATHER FLYING HELMET – AVIATION. This is a WW I German aviator’s soft, leather, flying helmet. During the war, the Germans used two basic types of flying helmets. The first and earliest was a hard, leather-shell design similar to a motorcycle helmet. The second was a soft, leather, flying helmet. No standard design had been mandated for the latter, and most were-privately purchased from a number of sources. Our offering today is made of dark-brown, very supple leather. It sports ear flaps that can be opened by way of a snap. A loop is attached at the very top by which it could be hung in or out of the airplane. The interior is made of light brown felt. If you look closely, you can see light areas of wear – what I refer to as “honest age.” The overall condition of this helmet is exceptional.

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  • PRUSSIA - NAME TAGS (5) - LEIB-GARDE-HUSAREN-REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – NAME TAGS (5) – LEIB-GARDE-HUSAREN-REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-346

    $20.00

    4. Esk. Leib-Garde-Hus. =Regt. Waffen-Nummer 74 The tag identifies the trooper (Uhlig). It also identifies the Kompagnie (Eskadron) to which he was assigned in the Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment. He was also assigned number 74. All of his depot-issued property carried this number. These are really interesting. We have five of them available.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOOTING AWARD - OFFICER - 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING AWARD – OFFICER – 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

    SKU: 15-412

    $3,495.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING AWARD – OFFICER – 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX Extremely special shooting award for the regimental commander of the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. This regiment was the most elite of all German infantry regiments. 1. Garde Regiment zu Fuß had more noblemen and members of royalty who served in the regiment or were a la Suite officers than ANY other regiment. Founded in 1688, making it amongst the oldest Prussian infantry regiments, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, had a long and proud history. The regiment was garrisoned in Potsdam where the most prestigious of the Garde-Regiments were based. This included the Regiment des Garde du Corps. Pretty rich company! This shooting award, first authorized in January 190, was worn until 1914. Below is a list of the regimental commanders of 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. It should be noted that each man went on to become a general officer before he retired: • Karl von Plattenberg • Gustav von Berg • Karl Wilhelm von Willisen • Friedrich von Kleist • Friedrich von Friedeburg • Prinz Eitel Friedrich (The second son of Kaiser Wilhelm II.) • Friedrich von Bismarck This list consists of seven men who served as regimental commander from1901-1914. This is a very elite group and as we continue our description you will find out how very special this item is. We cannot say with certainty which of the seven this shooting award belonged to, it does narrow down the owner. The shooting award or…

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOOTING AWARD (INCOMPLETE) -  KAISER WILHELM II - 1904'S TOP INFANTERIE REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING AWARD (INCOMPLETE) – KAISER WILHELM II – 1904’S TOP INFANTERIE REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-671

    $250.00

    Every year Kaiser Wilhelm sponsored a shooting contest for the best shooting unit (Regiment, Bataillon, etc.) for the Infanterie, Artillerie, Jäger, and Kaiserliche Marine. This award was for the Infanterie in 1904. The award itself was a metal and fabric badge that was worn on one’s tunic sleeve. It was an immense honor that enlisted men and NCO’s proudly displayed on their tunics. The badge is made of brass. It measures 2 ¼” x 3 ¼.” It consists of a oak leaf wreath topped by the Kaiser Crown. A pair of rifles lies across both wreath halves, and 1904 appears at the award’s bottom. Generally, the badge was mounted on a dark-blue patch that extended beyond the metal so it could be sewn onto the tunic. This badge, however, shows NO evidence of ever having any part of the blue wool fabric. It appears that it never was installed. A mirrored fore panel is evident. The reverse displays a hallmark for the Berlin firm Paul Meybauer, who produced the badge. Most examples of the Kaiser Wilhelm II shooting badge were produced by C.E. Juncker (also of Berlin). Previously, I had never seen one produced by Meybauer. A zinc backing also is attached on the reverse. It is possible that this particular badge was either a prototype or a salesman’s example. It is also possible that the badge was unfinished for some unknown reason.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOOTING BADGE - KAISER WILHELM II - 1911 ANNUAL PRIZE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING BADGE – KAISER WILHELM II – 1911 ANNUAL PRIZE

    SKU: 15-410

    $295.00

    The award of the annual Kaiser Shooting Badges was a time of keen competition. These were awarded to the top shooting units from Imperial German Army Regiments, as well as Army Artillerie Regiments. A similar award was made to the Navy. This badge was an award to the Army’s top shooting unit in 1911. In this competition every man in the selected regiment was awarded a badge to wear on his tunic sleeve. The badge is oval-shaped and measures 4″ x 3.” Its background is black felt. The insignia itself is brass. It was an important award within the Imperial German Army. It served as a source of great pride to the winning unit every year.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOOTING PRIZE - KAISER WILHELM II - 1904 - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING PRIZE – KAISER WILHELM II – 1904 – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-466

    $375.00

    Annually, Kaiser Wilhelm II awarded a prize to the Infanterie Regiment with the best marksmanship. Each regiment member proudly displays it on his tunic sleeve. Today we are offering the prize from 1904. It is a brass badge measuring 4 1/2″ x 3.” It features a wreath topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Below that are crossed rifles, with “1904” displayed at the wreath’s bottom. It is mounted on an oval-shaped piece of black wool, which would then be sewn onto a tunic sleeve. [I am a bit puzzled as to why the patch is black. Most Infanterie troops typically wore dark-blue uniforms, so a black patch would look odd. I do have a theory. Both the 2. Leib Husaren-Regiment Nr 2 and Braunschweig’s Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 wore black tunics. Perhaps one of these regiments received the award in 1904. This is just a guess on my part, but I do know the Army and Navy’s various units were eligible to participate in the competition]. The reverse reveals a backing plate has been added to the badge for extra strength and durability. Badges such as this were considered a great honor. German soldiers also were rewarded for their marksmanship with shooting lanyards. The latter were attached to their shoulder strap buttons and displayed on their right breasts.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOOTING PRIZE - KAISER WILHELM II - 1912 - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING PRIZE – KAISER WILHELM II – 1912 – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-465

    $350.00

    Annually, Kaiser Wilhelm II awarded a prize to the Infanterie Regiment with the best marksmanship. Each regiment member proudly displays it on his tunic sleeve. Today we are offering the prize from 1912. It is a brass badge measuring 4″ x 2 3/4.” It features a wreath topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Below that are crossed rifles, with “1912” displayed at the wreath’s bottom. It is mounted on an oval-shaped piece of dark blue wool, which would then be sewn onto a tunic sleeve. Some light, scattered mothing shows up on the patch. The reverse reveals a backing plate has been added to the badge for extra strength and durability. Badges such as this were considered a great honor. German soldiers also were rewarded for their marksmanship with shooting lanyards. The latter were attached to their shoulder strap buttons and displayed on their right breasts.

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  • PRUSSIA - SLEEVE PATCH - REGIMENTAL FAHENTRÄGER FOR A FELDGRAU TUNIC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – SLEEVE PATCH – REGIMENTAL FAHENTRÄGER FOR A FELDGRAU TUNIC

    SKU: 15-441

    $1,495.00

    One of the most honored positions within any regiment was the assignment to carry and maintain their regimental standard. All of the European armies, (including Germany), had a fascinating tradition in regimental standards. In Germany, regimental banners or standards were authorized and issued by the König, or Kaiser. It had a true pageantry to it. In addition to the actual standard/banner, regiments brandished flag poles adorned with streamers proclaiming the year of the regiment’s establishment, the regiment’s collective battle honors, and brass identification rings. Depending on the regiment, the pole might even have been topped by a Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. The men fought with great pride under these flags. For a regiment to lose its flag in battle was a horrible event. It rained dishonor on ALL the men attached to the regiment, from its regimental commander down to the lowliest private. The man assigned to maintain and carry the regimental banner was highly-regarded by his officers and NCO’s. He bore the standard, carrying it in a special case when it was not unfurled. He was expected to protect the banner with his life. The sight of the banner waving, even in battle, was a rallying point for the regiment’s men. If the color bearer fell during battle, another man immediately snatched-up the banner to show that the regiment was still in the fight. Naturally, a man so honored as to carry the regimental colors was awarded a special sleeve patch designating him as the regimental color…

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  • PRUSSIA - SLEEVE PATCH - REGIMENTAL FAHENTRÄGER PREWAR - FOR A DUNKEL-BLAU TUNIC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – SLEEVE PATCH – REGIMENTAL FAHENTRÄGER PREWAR – FOR A DUNKEL-BLAU TUNIC

    SKU: 15-440

    $1,395.00

    One of the most honored positions within any regiment was the assignment to carry and maintain their regimental standard. All of the European armies, (including Germany), had a fascinating tradition in regimental standards. In Germany, regimental banners or standards were authorized and issued by the König, or Kaiser. It had a true pageantry to it. In addition to the actual standard/banner, regiments brandished flag poles adorned with streamers proclaiming the year of the regiment’s establishment, the regiment’s collective battle honors, and brass identification rings. Depending on the regiment, the pole might even have been topped by a Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. The men fought with great pride under these flags. For a regiment to lose its flag in battle was a horrible event. It rained dishonor on ALL the men attached to the regiment, from its regimental commander down to the lowliest private. The man assigned to maintain and carry the regimental banner was highly-regarded by his officers and NCO’s. He bore the standard, carrying it in a special case when it was not unfurled. He was expected to protect the banner with his life. The sight of the banner waving, even in battle, was a rallying point for the regiment’s men. If the color bearer fell during battle, another man immediately snatched-up the banner to show that the regiment was still in the fight. Naturally, a man so honored as to carry the regimental colors was awarded a special sleeve patch designating him as the regimental color…

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  • PRUSSIA - ULANKA PARADE PLASTRON - ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 11 OR ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 15 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

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

    SKU: 15-276

    $795.00

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

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  • PRUSSIA - UNIFORM BOTTONS - NAVY - SILVER-TONED  - KAISERLICHE MARINE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – UNIFORM BOTTONS – NAVY – SILVER-TONED – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 13-852

    $20.00

    These are silver-toned uniform buttons for an enlisted sailor’s tunic. The buttons measure 1/2″ in diameter. They are the larger sized that ran down a tunic’s center, NOT the smaller size used on the sleeves. The buttons have a frosted finish and bear the Kaiserliche Marine’s crowned, fouled anchor. We have a total of twenty-four buttons in the following quantities, with a variety of markings on the reverse. ONLY 17 LEFT! * Nine are marked “Extra Fein.” * Four are marked “Hochfeine Qualität.” * Four are marked “Ger. Ehlers – Kiel.” * One is marked “J&S Winns Sueine – Ludenscheid.” * Six are unmarked, with very short shanks. It has been some time since we have offered Navy buttons. They typically sell very quickly. This is a good opportunity to pick up a few for future needs or to replace a tunic’s missing button.

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  • PRUSSIA AND WÜRTTEMBERG -  ULANKA PARADE PLASTRON - ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 11, ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 15, OR ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 20 - - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

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

    SKU: 15-401

    $795.00

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

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  • SAXONY - BELT BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SAXONY – BELT BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 15-663

    $350.00

    This is a very fine officer’s belt buckle from the Kingdom of Saxony. The belt buckle came from the reign of König Albert (1828-1902). His reign was from 1873 into 1902. The belt buckle is silver-toned. It quite possibly was repainted, perhaps for use in WW I. The buckle’s center depicts King Albert’s royal cypher. The keeper on the reverse is present, so it can be mounted to either a leather or a brocade belt. The condition is very good.

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  • SAXONY - BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SAXONY – BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE – OFFICER

    SKU: 10-393

    $450.00

    When I first found this brocade belt and buckle in Germany I was struck by the amazingly small size of the belt. It measures some 21″-22″ and initially my first thought was that it was a Kinder (children’s) piece. But aside from its small size it was of the correct width of an Army Officer and it also had a correct and full size Saxon Army Officer’s buckle. Had this been a true Kinder piece, both the belt and buckle would have been smaller to accommodate the overall proportions. I spent some more time with it and brain stormed with the owner. He advanced the theory that the only person who could have been that young (to have worn such a small belt) might have been a member of the Saxon Royal household. Even taking into consideration the fact that people were smaller 80 years ago than they are today, this seems like a plausible explanation. Overall, the belt and buckle is in very fine condition and finding a Saxon Officer brocade belt and buckle is no small task regardless of the size.

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  • SAXONY - SLEEVE PATCH - REGIMENTAL FAHENTRÄGER - FELDGRAU - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SAXONY – SLEEVE PATCH – REGIMENTAL FAHENTRÄGER – FELDGRAU

    SKU: 15-480

    $1,595.00

    This is an ultra-rare sleeve patch for a Saxon Regimental Fahnenträger. It is a feldgrau version. It was used from about 1907 through 1918 as feldgrau uniforms were phased into service. The patch is quite large and shield-shaped. It measures 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4.” It is beautifully manufactured with multicolored bullion thread. I see gold, black, silver, green, red, and blue. As you look at the photos, please pay careful attention to the design of the two crossed flags and especially the Saxonian Crown. It fairly wants to jump off the patch at you. Also, at the patch’s bottom, König Friedrich August III’s royal cypher appears in brilliant gold bullion thread. The patch is in very fine condition. Only a hint of moth tracking shows on the two side panels. I do not believe this was ever issued. It would make an important addition to any collection.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - COLLAR BUTTONS - NCO - PREWAR

    WÜRTTEMBERG – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO – PREWAR

    SKU: 15-717

    $75.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO – PREWAR This is a fine pair of Württemberg NCO’s collar buttons that date from prior to WW I. Each gold-toned button bears the Kingdom of Württemberg’s Coat-of-Arms and measures 1” in diameter.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - COLLAR BUTTONS - NCO - WARTIME - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WÜRTTEMBERG – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO – WARTIME

    SKU: 15-718

    $75.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – COLLAR BUTTONS – NCO – WARTIME This is a fine pair of Württembergian NCO’s WW I collar buttons. Each subdued-gray* button bears the Kingdom of Württemberg’s Coat-of-Arms and measures 1” in diameter. *[Painted in the same manner as were wartime belt buckles and helmet wappens].

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - PAPERWEIGHT WITH MINIATURE INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 126 OFFICER'S DRESS SHOULDER BOARD - - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    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 - SLEEVE PATCH - FAHENTRÄGER - PREWAR REGIMENTAL COLOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WÜRTTEMBERG – SLEEVE PATCH – FAHENTRÄGER – PREWAR REGIMENTAL COLOR

    SKU: 15-564

    $1,495.00

    One of the most honored positions within any regiment was the assignment to carry and maintain its regimental standard. All of the European armies (including Germany) had a fascinating tradition in regimental standards. In Germany, regimental banners or standards were authorized and issued by the König, or Kaiser. It had a true history of pageantry to it. In addition to the actual standard/banner, regiments brandished flagpoles adorned with streamers proclaiming the year of the regiment’s establishment, the regiment’s collective battle honors, and brass identification rings. Depending on the regiment, the pole might even have been topped by a Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. The men fought with great pride under these flags. For a regiment to lose its flag in battle was a horrible event. It rained dishonor on ALL the men attached to the regiment, from its regimental commander down to the lowliest private. The man assigned to maintain and carry the regimental banner (Fahnenträger) was highly-regarded by his officers and NCO’s. He bore the standard, carrying it in a special case when it was not unfurled. He was expected to protect the banner with his life. The sight of the banner waving, even in battle, was a rallying point for the regiment’s men. If the color bearer fell during battle, another man immediately snatched-up the banner to show that the regiment was still in the fight. Naturally, a man so honored as to carry the regimental colors was awarded a special sleeve patch designating him as the…

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - UNIFORM BUTTON

    WÜRTTEMBERG – UNIFORM BUTTON

    SKU: 15-719

    $20.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – UNIFORM BUTTON This is a single brass button for a Württemberg tunic. It measures .75” in diameter and is in very fine condition. [WARNING: Do NOT use our shopping cart or you will be charged $15.00 for domestic shipping. PLEASE contact us directly for a reduced shipping charge]!!!

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