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REGIMENTAL FLAG – FOUL WEATHER COVER

SKU: 25-69 XDK

$1,295.00

This is a consignment item. The regimental flag or standard was one of a Bataillon/regiment’s most important possessions. Out of all the government-issued equipment, it was the most-prized. The regimental flag was well protected in battle. It was accorded the respect and best treatment possible. This meant when it was unfurled and on display in front of its Bataillon along with its attendant battle honors and streamers, or when it was not in use, or when it needed protecting from foul weather. To the latter end, a special foul weather case was created (hence the term “Uncase the colors!”), to protect the treasured regimental flag when not in use. In the case of Imperial Germany, the case was made of oilskin. It protected the flag within from even the harshest rain. The case is lined with what I would term a cotton flannel. The case measures 59 1/2″ in length, overall. It is important to note that the oilskin exterior of the case has been restored and is not original to the topper. The flag topper is made of brass. The oilskin portion measures 52″ x 7,” and the flag topper measures 71/4″ x 6.” The flag topper is made of brass. It features the Kaiser’s crowned royal cypher. If you look carefully at the topper’s base, where it attaches to the oilskin material, you will see a section of bullion tape. It has a fine patina that we are accustomed to seeing on uniforms, etc. This is an amazing accessory that was vital to the protection of the sacred regimental standard.

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This is a consignment item. The regimental flag or standard was one of a Bataillon/regiment’s most important possessions. Out of all the government-issued equipment, it was the most-prized. The regimental flag was well protected in battle. It was accorded the respect and best treatment possible. This meant when it was unfurled and on display in front of its Bataillon along with its attendant battle honors and streamers, or when it was not in use, or when it needed protecting from foul weather. To the latter end, a special foul weather case was created (hence the term “Uncase the colors!”), to protect the treasured regimental flag when not in use. In the case of Imperial Germany, the case was made of oilskin. It protected the flag within from even the harshest rain. The case is lined with what I would term a cotton flannel. The case measures 59 1/2″ in length, overall. It is important to note that the oilskin exterior of the case has been restored and is not original to the topper. The flag topper is made of brass. The oilskin portion measures 52″ x 7,” and the flag topper measures 71/4″ x 6.” The flag topper is made of brass. It features the Kaiser’s crowned royal cypher. If you look carefully at the topper’s base, where it attaches to the oilskin material, you will see a section of bullion tape. It has a fine patina that we are accustomed to seeing on uniforms, etc. This is an amazing accessory that was vital to the protection of the sacred regimental standard.

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This is a consignment item. The regimental flag or standard was one of a Bataillon/regiment’s most important possessions. Out of all the government-issued equipment, it was the most-prized. The regimental flag was well protected in battle. It was accorded the respect and best treatment possible. This meant when it was unfurled and on display in front of its Bataillon along with its attendant battle honors and streamers, or when it was not in use, or when it needed protecting from foul weather. To the latter end, a special foul weather case was created (hence the term “Uncase the colors!”), to protect the treasured regimental flag when not in use. In the case of Imperial Germany, the case was made of oilskin. It protected the flag within from even the harshest rain. The case is lined with what I would term a cotton flannel. The case measures 59 1/2″ in length, overall. It is important to note that the oilskin exterior of the case has been restored and is not original to the topper. The flag topper is made of brass. The oilskin portion measures 52″ x 7,” and the flag topper measures 71/4″ x 6.” The flag topper is made of brass. It features the Kaiser’s crowned royal cypher. If you look carefully at the topper’s base, where it attaches to the oilskin material, you will see a section of bullion tape. It has a fine patina that we are accustomed to seeing on uniforms, etc. This is an amazing accessory that was vital to the protection of the sacred regimental standard.

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