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  1. Regimentsgeschichte, 1803-1903, published by Friedr. Puvogel, Wandsbek in 1905, the so-called "Mannschaftsausgabe", paperback edition for other ranks, recently acquired by a friend in Holland for his extensive archive and research on the regimental history.
  2. Found at a wrecksite of a He 111 near Moscow in 1941. The Werk-Nr. is 1644, licence built by Land- und See-Leichtbau G.m.b.H. in Kiel, completed in March 1941, would be worth research if any way possible. One of the crew had the Narvik shield, so could be narrowed down to K.G. 26 or K.G. 4, which were both involved in action at Narvik, April-June 1940. Photo must well originate from Russian souces. Seen under: 8:22/14:46
  3. A silver plate with the Regimental monogram and officer's signatures engraved, at top right hand corner is the name Frhr. v. Richthofen, so dating between 1912-1914. Further names: v. Frankenberg, Roether, v. Eichstedt, v. Rothkirch https://silbersuite.de/mit-rang-und-namen.html
  4. Fritz

    Stick Pin.

    This post should not be on the Aviation Forum! No idea, it could be of German manufacture. A coat of arms with several heraldic eagles on a "lined" background, no colouring, just gold. Would be worth further research., but sorry, I have no idea, I would try looking under crests and coats of arms, German, to see if it is German / Austrian at all. One possibility is Siebmacher's Wappenbücher, which are very extensive, may be online, and show all coats of arms from the earliest times, 1605 - ca. 1960 - the book was available as a reprint about 25 years ago, and cost ca. DM 99 https://data.
  5. https://www.lordashcroftmedals.com/collection/ The largest collection of Victoria Crosses is said to be in the collection of Lord Ashcroft, some of whose collection is on public display at the Imperial War Museum
  6. There are also many ARP marked examples to be found, many years ago 1916 (etc.) dated pieces could be found at an affordable price.
  7. In the internet under following link is a collection of Ranglisten from 1785 till 1914, and for the Reichswehr till 1928, apparently in posession of the Stadtarchiv Gliwice (formerly Gleiwitz) https://www.sbc.org.pl/dlibra/publication/392674?fbclid=IwAR2g8ymYxXF6n71eHZCTFt71ZhDNVLLrRYWPvNpbQq-yP_83Q9LyOA4-MTI#structure 1806
  8. Leibgarde der Hartschiere, München Stellenbesetzung, June 1914 Generalkapitän G.d.J. Graf v. Bothmer, à la Suite des Infanterie-Leib-Regiments Premier-Lieutenants SL z.D. Ritter u. Edler von Rauscher auf Weeg SL.z.D. Frhr. v. Kesling GM.z.D. Reisner Frhr. v. Liechtenstern Kornett Oberstleutnant z.D. Frhr. Besserer v. Thalfingen Exempt Oberstleutnant Frhr. Freyschlag v. Freyenstein Adjutant Rittmeister Weber Premier-Brigadiers Strauß Hellwig Schmirl Höhne Sous-Brigadiers Gebhardt Hegwein Müller Hugo Döbert
  9. Another very rare helmet from a private collection Officer's helmet, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr.1, Breslau, VI. A.K., ca. 1913 with the special eagle emblem adopted in 1902. The officers of this regiment also had this unique form of chinscales and cockades. The emblem is the so-called "Friderizianisches Muster" with scroll "Pro Gloria et Patria" An example of this is also on offer presently for 38.500 Euros
  10. By letting the helmet rust, you are not gaining anything. A helmet like this can be several thousand pounds value, as a rusted relic, it will be practicly zero value. Under the wrong conditions, the decals will detiorate, then the paintwork and the steel itself, the leather liner and chinstrap also. A well known militaria dealer and established auctioneer stated that when valuable pieces are stored in a loft for years, they can go through temperature differences of over 50° C between Winter and Summer, which will cause irreparable damage to most materials. An original, intact paintwork and
  11. Raised and mobilised as from 1. August 1914 Reserve-Regimenter: Garde 1 | Garde 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | - | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | - | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | - | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | - | 46 | - | 48 | 49 | - | 51 | 52 | 53 | - | 55 | 56 | 57 | - | 59 | 60 | 61 | - | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | - | 86 | 87 | 88 | - | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | - | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | - | 106 | 107 | - | 109 | 110 | 111
  12. Nice set does justice to the item. Make sure no rust gets at them, maybe better to store textiles separately.
  13. More info/photos added on Feuerwehr/Luftschutz helmets
  14. There are two straps to the gasmask tin, the long and the short version with a flat hook. Each one has a small aluminium or iron button/stud for fastening, sometimes these are missing.
  15. There is a flaw on the eagle's wing to the right?
  16. Some articles of equipment are getting really hard to find in a reasonable condition, and the prices have soared tremondously. What you definitely need is the set of straps for the gasmask canister, long and short, these are also difficult to find in a good condition, there are also many other post war issues and copies around. You also need a strap for the messtin, this would have to be a certain length and have the right fittings (quick release button). Check for the right type of strap before buying, also hard to find.
  17. Fritz

    Spare Parts

    x Another spare - a spike base for an infantry Pickelhaube. This example came from an 1889 helmet from Füsilier-Regiment 39, later with Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 39, still with both regimental stamps. The spike is missing, this was originally soldered on with tin. Either the spike had got lost in time, or it was officially removed, as per the regulation for the Front Line, at the lastest, January 1916. The later greymetal helmets all had a removable spike. I replaced the spike many years ago with an appropriate replacement. This helmet has some war damage, a shot or a
  18. Die Bundesstaaten des Deutschen Reichs ab 1871 Königreiche: Preußen (Wilhelm II., seit 1888) Bayern (Ludwig III., seit 1913) Sachsen (Friedrich August III., seit 1904) Württemberg (Wilhelm II., seit 1891) Großherzogtümer: Baden (Friedrich II., seit 1907) Hessen-Darmstadt (Ernst-Ludwig, seit 1892) Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Friedrich Franz IV., seit 1897) Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Adolf Friedrich VI., seit 1914) Sachsen-Weimar (Wilhelm Ernst, seit 1901) Oldenburg (Friedrich August, seit 1902) Herzogtümer: Anhalt (Friedrich II., seit 1904) Braunschweig (Ernst August
  19. Kaiser Wilhelm II., Inhaber u. Stellenbesetzung
  20. Train Garde-Train-Bataillon, 1853, Berlin, Garde-Korps Ostpreußisches Train-Bataillon Nr.1, 1856, Königsberg, I. A.K. Pommersches Train-Bataillon Nr.2, 1853, Alt-Damm, II. A.K. Brandenburgisches Train-Bataillon Nr.3, 1853, Spandau, III. A.K. Magdeburgisches Train-Bataillon Nr.4, 1853, Magdeburg, IV. A.K. Niederschlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.5, 1853, Posen,V. A.K. Schlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.6, 1853, Breslau, VI. A.K. Westfälisches Train-Bataillon Nr.7, 1853, Münster, VII. A.K. 1. Rheinisches Train-Bataillon Nr.8, 1853, Coblenz, VIII. A.K.
  21. Verkehrstruppen Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.1, 1875, Berlin, Garde-Korps Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.2, 1890, Hanau, XVIII. A.K. Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.3, 1893, XVIII. A.K. Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.4, 1913, Berlin, Garde-Korps Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.1, 1899, Berlin, Garde-Korps Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.2, 1899, Frankfurt a.O./Cottbus, III. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.3, 1899, Koblenz/Darmstadt, VIII. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.4, 1907, Karlsruhe/Freiburg, XIV. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.5, 1912, Danzig, XVII. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.6, 1913, Ha
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