PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – GROßADMIRAL HANS VON KÖSTER – NAVY.
Hans von Köster (1844-1928) was one of six Großadmirale appointed in the Kaiserliche Marine. In fact, he was the FIRST active-duty Admiral promoted to that rank in 1905. He retired the following year.
He appears in a Großadmiral’s uniform in this photograph. He holds the elaborate Großadmiral’s baton in his right hand. His uniform displays a large Frack Bar and Breast Stars. He wears the Order of the Black Eagle at his throat. He also sports a Zweispitz (Fore and Aft Cap). [We currently have von Köster’s magnificent piece of headdress (THIS one) as part of a group we are offering. The group includes his Großadmiral’s epaulettes and other assorted items in his special, NAMED, storage case]. The postcard is in excellent condition and has never been mailed.