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Germany – Postcard – Josias Von Heeringen – Autographed – PLM Winner

SKU: 19-336

$550.00

We recently acquired a large collection of signed postcards, private photos, letters, etc. of German Admirals, Generals, etc. Many of these items were acquired by a single collector who would write to the subject and receive in return a signed photograph, postcard, letter. Etc. The name of this collector was Paul Baer and his name appears on many of the items offered…

 

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Germany – Postcard – Josias Von Heeringen – Autographed – PLM Winner

This is an autographed postcard of Generaloberst Josias von Heeringen (1850-1926). He lead an interesting career that saw a combination of staff work and field command later in life. He was first promoted to Generalmajor in 1898 and given command of a division in 1901 when he was promoted to Generalleutnant. He was promoted to General der Infanterie in 1906 and given command of II. ArmeeKorps.

From 1909-1913 he was the Prussian Minister of War but his design for the army did not match up with his superiors. He was given command of the VII. Armee in August 1914 and initially their role was to act as a decoy. Later his Armee saw action at the battle of Mulhouse in August 1915 for which he was awarded the Pour le Mérite. The following August he would be awarded the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves. He saw no further combat action but filled minor positions as younger and more aggressive men passed him by.

The postcard offered today is described as “Generaloberst von Heeringen”. He is seen in full dress uniform complete with massive General’s epaulets. He is wearing a Prussian Crown Order, (This is before his award of the Pour le Mérite and Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves so this photo would date from 1912-1914.) A breast star, and a large medal bar. His General pickelhaube with parade feathers can be seen on a side table. He is also wearing a parade sash and his holding a sword in his hands.

On the reverse we see a brief message and his large and bold signature with the date 1920.

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Germany – Postcard – Josias Von Heeringen – Autographed – PLM Winner

This is an autographed postcard of Generaloberst Josias von Heeringen (1850-1926). He lead an interesting career that saw a combination of staff work and field command later in life. He was first promoted to Generalmajor in 1898 and given command of a division in 1901 when he was promoted to Generalleutnant. He was promoted to General der Infanterie in 1906 and given command of II. ArmeeKorps.

From 1909-1913 he was the Prussian Minister of War but his design for the army did not match up with his superiors. He was given command of the VII. Armee in August 1914 and initially their role was to act as a decoy. Later his Armee saw action at the battle of Mulhouse in August 1915 for which he was awarded the Pour le Mérite. The following August he would be awarded the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves. He saw no further combat action but filled minor positions as younger and more aggressive men passed him by.

The postcard offered today is described as “Generaloberst von Heeringen”. He is seen in full dress uniform complete with massive General’s epaulets. He is wearing a Prussian Crown Order, (This is before his award of the Pour le Mérite and Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves so this photo would date from 1912-1914.) A breast star, and a large medal bar. His General pickelhaube with parade feathers can be seen on a side table. He is also wearing a parade sash and his holding a sword in his hands.

On the reverse we see a brief message and his large and bold signature with the date 1920.