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    Collecting for many years now. Mainly Imperial German, old States, Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Württemberg, etc., orders, decorations, documents, militaria, Pickelhauben, tunics, accoutrements, weapons, etc., also 3rd Reich, same aspects.

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  1. Fritz

    1000 Years of Potsdam, 993 - 1993,

    1959, the Potsdamer Stadtschloß still stood. Shortly after this film was made, it was finally demolished and cleared away.
  2. Fritz

    Rudolf Hess's Cockpit clock

    This was an outrageous and criminal act of the government, which breaks the laws of the land it is supposed to rule. The grave of all deceased members of the entire family Hess has gone. Is this the act of a so-called democracy? It is nothing other than an act of despotism. They are also attempting to blot out all evidence of the past, which might exonerate any so-called guilt on the part of Hess and of others. I was thoroughly disgusted, and the Federal Government has lost all respect on my part.
  3. Kürassier-Regiment "Königin" (Pommersches) Nr. 2, Pasewalk, II. A.K. Peaked cap for other ranks, Gefreiten, Unteroffizier and Sergeant for walking out dress. Manufactured after 1915. White uniform cloth with karmesin (crimson) coloured facings. Illegible maker's mark from the city of Pasewalk, which was also the garrison of the regiment. Normal peacetime constellation, peak inner and liner are in greygreen, a definite indication that the cap was produced after September 1915. Peak is outwardly black, although the regulations stated that the peak was to be matt greygreen, this regulation was seldom followed, as seen on surviving examples. The quality of the material is not comparable with peacetime examples, the capband is of relatively poor quality material in comparison, piping is of good quality, the basic off-white material is also of slightly poorer quality. Inner head band is of grey waxcloth, with a ribbon bow to the rear, again, wartime quality. The colours of the crown piping have run slightly, probably due to rain, and the lesser quality of wartime dyes. Has probably been worn post-WW1 for traditional reunions. The original Reichskokarde was missing, due to the revolution of November 1918 and the ensuing new laws, here, an original replacement of lesser wartime quality, the white has turned yellowish due to the inferior quality of the colours. Kronprinz Wilhelm in the uniform of the Regiment, ca. 1907
  4. Bundesmarine after 1956 Early Bundeswehr photo, 1950s or 1960s - "Minensuchgeschwader" (Atelier Mercedes Riedel, Wandsbek)
  5. x Studio photo of an unknown Leutnant of the Kriegsmarine. Illegible inscription "...gest., 1940" (gestorben, possibly a Narvik casualty) (Atelier Mercedes Riedel, Wandsbek) A Hauptgefreiter of Marineflugabwehrabteilung with his wife, pre-war studio photo (Atelier Mercedes Riedel, Wandsbek) Kriegsmarine, unknown, purchased in Hamburg, 2006
  6. An other ranks peaked cap for walking out dress of the Prussian Jäger-Bataillone or Garde-Jäger-Bataillon ca. 1897 or therafter. Reichskokarde has been added after 1897. Fine dark green cloth with red facings, small pressed leather peak, leather headband, interior handwritten markings, Name illegible, 1. Compagnie, no makers mark.
  7. British Royal Navy officers cap badge, quality gold bullion with King's Crown, either WW1 or WW2, edges have been trimmed / cut away at some stage. Naval other ranks cap, 1939-45. Dark blue regular top, silk cap tally tied with a bow to the front left, H.M.S. lettering with some wear, some smaller moth holes to top and under the ribbon, woven mohair woolen chinband. Cap tallies, Royal Navy H.M. Submarine E11, 1914-18, fine gilt copper wire woven on black silk, darkened with age, unresearched. H.M.S. 1939-45, unissued
  8. Kaiserliche Marine, officer's full dress bicorne cocked hat (fore and aft hat) for all naval officer's full dress below the rank of Admiral. Crushed felt covered cardboard base, the edged in wide black mohair moirée braid. Gold bullion agraffe over folded silk black-white-red Reichskokarde, held with a gilt naval officers button. Liner complete with leather head band and folded silk crown lining. Hat ends each with a silber bullion cordon tasslle, age darkened. Reasonable condition, with some light fraying to the black braid on corners. Detail of gold bullion agraffe with folded silk Reichskokarde and gilt retainer button. Interior Hat crown Detail of bullion tassles to hat ends. Cap emblem for officers of the Kaiserliche Marine, fine quality gold bullion, crown in gilt metal with bullion applications An officer's dress belt. Small size, braid mounted on white silk moirée backing, finely gilded buckle wth Imperial Crown over W and anchor, both decorative sliders present. Type without loops for dagger suspension. Buckle detail. Naval Officer's dagger, older long pattern, total length 52 cm. Scabbard with decorative engraving of maritime motifs, blade with etching Crown over anchor, various maritime motifs and foliage, knight's helmet maker mark, with original wool felt buffer, scabbard with retaining spring. Ivory grips with silver wire binding, Imperial Crown as pommel, crossguard with central anchor symbol. Detail of grip, pommel and crossguard Scabbard with engraving, ring bands formed as roping. Lower scabbard engravings. Knights helmet makers logo. Cap tally for S.M.S. "Kaiser Wilhelm II.", fine gold wire woven Buttons for other ranks. Large button from a greatcoat or overjacket, the smaller version is for the short parade jacket, gold coloured for naval general service, silver for technical personnel. Trade badge for the rank of Maat / Unteroffizier. Possibly engine room or stoker personnel, white for Summer uniform blouse.
  9. Fritz

    Kriegsmarine Insignia

    A later war Minesweeper badge / Minensucherabzeichen by Otto Placzek, Ausf. Schwerin, Berlin. Zinc with no gilding.
  10. Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe Decoration for distinguished war service, 2nd class, 1914, finely gilded bronze on shortened original ribbon, plain reverse. Fürstentum Lippe-Detmold Decoration for war service, 2nd class, 1914, bronze with fine guilding on original ribbon
  11. Very nice, still an affordable subject. There are still some bargains to be had.
  12. Herzogtum Nassau-Oranien, 1806-1866 Medal for the war of 1866 against Prussia, this was the very last decoration of the state of Nassau, the Duchy was annexed by Prussia after the war of 1866. Light bronze, monogram A for Adolf, Herzog von Nassau, with a modern replacement ribbon. Decoration has now become scarce in recent years.
  13. Königreich Hannover This was the very last decoration awarded by the Kingdom of Hannover, which was dissolved in 1866 Known as the Langensalza Medaille, was awarded to all, who took part in the battle of that name on 27. June 1866. The battle of Langensalza was a victory for the Hannoverian troops, but the general situation thereafter forced the Hannoverian army under Georg V. v. Hannover to capitulate. The Kingdom was annexed by Prussia and became simply Provinz Hannover of the Prussian state. Georg V., who had always been blind, was obliged to leave for exile. The Hannoverian Army was disbanded. Some of the former Hannoverian troops and officers were later enlisted in the Prussian army, usually with the X. or with the Garde-Korps. Others resigned or emigrated. Recipients of the medal, who later served in the Prussian Army, wore their medal alongside the Prussian decorations. Hannover had been in Personalunion with Great Britian till 1837. The name of the recipient is stamped around the edge of the medal: C.v.Engelbrechten Hannoverian medals were always stamped with the name of the recipient. Medal of brass/bronze on a correct replacement ribbon of pre 1945 manufacture. Georg V. von Hannover in the uniform of the Hannov. Gardes du Corps, portrait by Winterhalter He is also wearing the Order of the Garter. The helmet for officers was virtually the same as for other ranks The Hannoverian GdC uniform was almost identical to the Prussian.
  14. Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse 1914. Oxidised bronze, on shortened length of orginal ribbon. With Monogram EA for Ernst August, Herzog von Braunschweig. (old spelling: Brunswiek)