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Prussia – Tunic – Oberstleutnant – Luftschiffer Bataillone – Feldgrau

SKU: 15-790 XKGJT

$5,495.00

This a very high quality Feldgrau tunic (Litewka) made of the highest quality Feldgrau wool. A Litewka has a double row of buttons down the center instead of a single row….

 

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This a very high quality Feldgrau tunic (Litewka) made of the highest quality Feldgrau wool. A Litewka has a double row of buttons down the center instead of a single row. These buttons are silver. There are also double slash pockets on the front. The collar tabs are a light blue and the collar itself is green. There is red trim at the collar, , down the center, and on the cuffs.

The shoulder boards are for an Oberstleutnant and have the single brass pip for that rank and are from Prussia. They also have a brass “L” for a Luftschiffer-Bataillone. They are of the sewn in variety and have a white trim around the edge. The underlay is Feldgrau (?).
Both the obverse and reverse are in excellent condition. I see one or two tiny pin pricks of a moth nip. The interior of the tunic is a green gray silk (?) And is in complete and original condition.

Turning again to the obverse of the tunic, we see two ribbons for decorations which include the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and a decoration from Baden. Also we see a sewn in loop for the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class and mounted to that is a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. (Alore we need to add a nice EK 1 to this tunic.)

It should be noted that when discussing a Luftschiffer-Bataillone that the army had both Zeppelins which they turned over to the Navy in 1917 and observation balloons which they continued to operate until the end of the war. So we can not say with certainty if this officer served in one branch or another. Having said that with this high rank, he had great responsibility.
This is a simply gorgeous tunic in amazing condition.

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This a very high quality Feldgrau tunic (Litewka) made of the highest quality Feldgrau wool. A Litewka has a double row of buttons down the center instead of a single row. These buttons are silver. There are also double slash pockets on the front. The collar tabs are a light blue and the collar itself is green. There is red trim at the collar, , down the center, and on the cuffs.

The shoulder boards are for an Oberstleutnant and have the single brass pip for that rank and are from Prussia. They also have a brass “L” for a Luftschiffer-Bataillone. They are of the sewn in variety and have a white trim around the edge. The underlay is Feldgrau (?).
Both the obverse and reverse are in excellent condition. I see one or two tiny pin pricks of a moth nip. The interior of the tunic is a green gray silk (?) And is in complete and original condition.

Turning again to the obverse of the tunic, we see two ribbons for decorations which include the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and a decoration from Baden. Also we see a sewn in loop for the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class and mounted to that is a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. (Alore we need to add a nice EK 1 to this tunic.)

It should be noted that when discussing a Luftschiffer-Bataillone that the army had both Zeppelins which they turned over to the Navy in 1917 and observation balloons which they continued to operate until the end of the war. So we can not say with certainty if this officer served in one branch or another. Having said that with this high rank, he had great responsibility.
This is a simply gorgeous tunic in amazing condition.