It has been some time since I have offered you a General Officer’s tunic. Once you have read the following description, I believe you will agree that the wait has been well worth it:
Our offering is a prewar dunkel-blau (dark-blue) tunic, from not too long before the conversion to wartime feldgrau occurred. The tunic is of the highest-quality and in astonishingly good condition. It has only one tiny little moth nip and a slight sign of wear to its bottom edge. A total of twelve gold-toned buttons runs down its center. Attached to the top two buttons of the tunic is a sumptuous General’s aiguillette. It is a VERY rare accessory indeed that we seldom find attached to a tunic. The tunic sports a set of horizontal sewn-in loops suitable for a ribbon or medal bar. The loops measure 5″ wide. Another set of vertical sewn-in loops is present, and probably held a pin back decoration or possibly a breast star. The cuffs are red, with a gold bullion kragenspiegel and two gold-toned buttons on each cuff. The collar is red. Each side again sports the gold bullion kragenspiegel emblematic of a General Officer. It boasts absolutely superb Generalmajor’s epaulets. Each displays the red and black threads that confirm they hail from the Kingdom of Württemberg. They are in beautiful condition.
The tunic’s reverse reveals a total of six more (three to a side) gold-toned buttons on the vent flap. [The left vent flap is also where we find the one teen-eintsy moth nibble]. Its interior is every bit as sumptuous as the exterior.
It possesses a fine black silk liner with a small, inner breast pocket (but, alas, no evidence of the owner’s name). Included with the tunic is a superior Württemberg officer’s brocade sash, portépée-like tassels and all, once again sporting Württemberg’s red and black color scheme on a silver bullion background. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a COMPLETE General Officer’s tunic from an infrequently seen German state. Württemberg tunics are available far less often than those from Prussia. (I see Württemberg tunics even less frequently than Bavarian or Saxon).
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