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Autographed Postcard of General der Infanterie Ferdinand von Quast

Autographed Postcard of General der Infanterie Ferdinand von Quast

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General der Infanterie Ferdinand von Quast (1850-1939) held many important posts during World War I. At the start of the war, he commanded IX. Armeekorps, part of Generaloberst von Kluck’s I. Armee, tasked with capturing Paris. Although this objective was not achieved, von Quast's military career continued to flourish. He later commanded the Gardekorps and eventually the VI. Armee.

Von Quast was a highly decorated officer, earning numerous awards, including the Orden Pour le Mérite, presented by Kaiser Wilhelm himself, and the Oak Leaves in April 1918. This autographed postcard, Nr 6413, depicts von Quast from mid-chest up. Interestingly, he appears to be wearing two ribbons for the Iron Cross 2nd Class, one likely for the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class and the other for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. At his throat, he wears the Orden Pour le Mérite, reflecting his valor and service.

The postcard is boldly signed in black ink, providing a personal connection to this esteemed military leader. Never mailed and preserved in very fine condition, it offers a unique piece of history for collectors and enthusiasts of WWI memorabilia.

  • Historical Relevance: Commander of IX. Armeekorps, Gardekorps, VI. Armee
  • Awards: Orden Pour le Mérite, Oak Leaves
  • Appearance: Full uniform with multiple decorations
  • Condition: Very fine, never mailed

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Cultural Connection: His military career and decorations are often highlighted in historical simulations and media, providing a tangible link to the storied past of WWI.

Condition Notes: The postcard is in very fine condition with a bold signature and detailed depiction of von Quast in his decorated uniform, never mailed.

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