GERMANY – CIGAR CASE – LEATHER – KAISERLICHE MARINE
German sailors were just as proud of their service to the Kaiser as were their army mates. Instead of the more commonly-seen veterans’ steins or pipes, this particular naval veteran opted to commemorate his service with a two-piece, leather, cigar case. The case measures 4″ x 5.” Embossed on the front is Kaiser Wilhelm II’s high-relief profile. He is identified as both Germany’s Kaiser and Prussia’s König. His likeness is very detailed. He is wearing a general’s überrock, complete with a neck order. Above and below his likeness we see the caption below.
“Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit (In remembrance of my service in the –)
bei der Kaiserlichen Marine
No identification appears for the man or the ship on which he served.