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    PRUSSIA – TUNIC – OBERLEUTNANT – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 2 – M-1915 DESIGN – FELDGRAU – IDENTIFIED

    SKU: 15-732

    $4,495.00

    PRUSSIA – TUNIC – OBERLEUTNANT – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 2 – M-1915 DESIGN – FELDGRAU – IDENTIFIED. Today we are offering a very exciting, IDENTIFIED, feldgrau tunic that was recently unearthed among an advanced collector’s treasures. Originally, it was part of a three-uniform group that had all belonged to the same individual. Its original owner chose to retain the officer’s prewar dunkel-blau tunic and mantel. The dunkel-blau tunic was the only one of the three garments with visible identification. That said, the officer’s name was “Erhardt von Schweinitz.” The tunic’s previous owner is an expert, published author on the Imperial German Kavallerie. He informed me that the arrangement of the tunic’s shoulder boards, more specifically their single pips, tell us that Oberleutnant von Schweinitz survived the war (something about which I was unaware). This great information should further assist one’s research about the Oberleutnant. The M-1915 tunic’s feldgrau material is a very fine, wool twill that is buttery-smooth to the touch. It features a single row of eight subdued, crowned buttons down its front. Another two buttons adorn each cuff. A black velvet trim line extends from the tunic’s collar edges down along the outside center tunic flap, and also adorns the cuffs’ edges. Interestingly, four pockets appear on the tunic’s obverse – two at the breast and two at the hip. All four pockets feature flaps without any buttons. The tunic’s shoulder boards reveal that they are for an Oberleutnant serving in Prussia’s 1. Brandenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr 2. [The regiment…

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