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  1. All complete with their fittings to reverse, so these are usuable as replacements on helmets etc., where these are missing. Always very usefull.
  2. Very nice, but that's not the one I meant. The second picture above was meant, as below: A further photo depicting helmet plate Husaren-Regt.7 also added to my first description
  3. I realised that afterwards. As for the cup, this is a personal item, a type of picnic or travel cup. The engraving is rather individual and discreet/indiscreet, would not be noticed by most. For the personal effects not in keeping with the conduct code of an officer, not socially acceptable, but perhaps under a small circle of friends in a private drinking round, a source of amusement. If discovered, this could become a source of scandal, leading to instant dishonorable dismissal, or quietened down to avoid a scandal.
  4. Very good. Johann Maurer, (Iohann) Corporal, Leib-Bataillon (Guard Battalion!) You can check the ring with a magnet - the attachment claw is iron. The ring looks like an original of some sort, it is an open ring, but not from this medal. The original iron ring on this medal was a closed ring, it looked rather chunky on the medal, that was typical for early Brunswick and Hannoverian medals. Same on (silver) British Waterloo medal, if I remember correctly. The Brunswick medals were cast from the bronze from captured French cannons, awarded after 1818, about 5.600 were awarded.
  5. Just got this reply from a Russian lady: Diese preisgekrönte Taschenuhr wurde von der 1874 gegründeten russischen Uhrenmanufaktur Paul Buhre hergestellt. Ab 1899 war die Firma Lieferant des Hofes Seiner Kaiserlichen Majestät. Die Uhr ist mit der Inschrift "Für fleißige Dienste an K. Pawlowitsch" graviert. Die Seriennummer auf der Uhr zeigt an, dass die Uhr im Jahr 1906 hergestellt wurde Manufactured by the maker Pawel Buhre, his company founded in 1874. As from 1899 the firm was Hoflieferant to the Tsar's court. Inscribed for diligent service - to K. Pawlowitsch. The serial number shows t
  6. First photo, silver presentation watch, the engraved cross bears the monoram of the last Tsar, Nikolaus II. above is the word: Pomnite = Remembrance, the watch is certainly of a very exclusive make, has Moskau or Petersburg hallmarks, I would say Moskau, and is numbered. Further inscription of Tsa Yucerdije - "for zeal", so this was a form of award rather than a medal to the recipient. This is a case for a specialist, it is also inscribed in the old Russian handwriting, which very few can read today. Look for an expert, I'm sure there are competent specialists who can tell you more about thi
  7. Nice pieces. The last medal, oval, missing ribbon and rings, is not an official piece. A post WW1 medal to former soldiers, who were members of the veterans Kyffhäuserbund. There were also various battle clasps which could be attached to the ribbon. Easy to find nowadays, could be improved by completing the missing rings (2) and the correct ribbon. The medal before last is a very rare Brunswick Waterloo - Quatre Bras, 1815 medal! The edge of the disc is inscribed with the name of the recipient and his troop. The connection to the ring is iron, which is perfectly correct, the ring should be
  8. Berlin im Regen Umbrellas in the Kaiser's day. Pedestrians in the Friedrichstraße, 1900 (collage) A family moves through the ruins of Berlin. Ruins were still part of daily life in 1949 Sozialismus, not always sunny, early 1950s with Stalin and Wilhelm Pieck in the background City West, Kurfürstendamm under rain, 1966 Schönhauser Allee Weltzeituhr, Alexanderplatz and rain, May 1989 Floods in the Gleimtunnel in Prenzlauer Berg, August 2002 - I remember that day, the worst downpour I ever experienced. 9. November 200
  9. Decorated Bavarian infantrymen pose with two French prisoners of war. The soldier in the centre wears the insignia of the Chasseur à pied (French light infantry) on his helmet, the other one isn't so clear (possibly an artilleryman) Of note is the 20-round Grabenmagazin fitted to the Gew 98 on the right. These magazines were generally issued to troops in defensive positions as they were cumbersome and generally unpopular with the men in the field. It is unusual to see one out of a trench position. (Photo and caption source - Drakegoodman Collection)
  10. An iconic period illustration Source: internet
  11. When American troops entered the city of Cologne in Germany on March 6, 1945, one of the only buildings left standing was the Cologne Cathedral. As the US 3rd Armored Division’s Shermans and Pershings faced off with German Panthers from the Panzer-Brigade 106th Feldhernhalle, US cameramen from the 165th Photo Signal Company had cameras rolling. The Gothic masterpiece in the ancient Roman city of Cologne became the backdrop for one of the most famous tank battles between American and German forces. The western part of the city was in US hands by the afternoon as the Germans retreated to set up
  12. March 6, 1954: Carl Eduard, Duke of Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha, died of cancer at age sixty-nine in Coburg. The son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, he was a grandson of Queen Victoria and the last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Basically forced by his grandmother into becoming Duke, he lost the Ducal throne after 1918 and had his British titles stripped from him in 1919 because he had fought in the German army. He later joined the Nazi party in Germany, serving in a number of positions, before he was beggared by the fines imposed by the den
  13. Somme, France. March 1917. A German Army dressing station established just behind the front line in a sector between St Quentin and Laon.
  14. Party like it's 1916. A group of quite intoxicated German officers during a birthday party for a ‘Leutnant Stobwasser’, Hohensalza (today Inowrocław, Poland),14 October 1916. In attendance we have officers of I.R. 140, in no particular order: -Ltn. Kurt Le Fèvre (MIA 08/08/1918, first day of the 2nd battle of Arras) (while serving Gren-Rgt 11) (From Wilmersdorf, Berlin) -Ltn Pfaul -Ltn.d.R Hans Weißenstein (Lightly Wounded 14/06/1916) (From Nordhausen, Erfurt)
  15. Stahlhelm M.16 has now received it's place of honour in the Museum. Oberst von Zieten wearing the steel helmet presents the regiment to the Kaiser on his visit to the front in Summer 1917 The steel helmet was issued to Husaren-Regiment 15 at the Eastern Front early Summer 1917, as seen in these few photos
  16. A recent donation to the Museum by a lady presently living in Bavaria, whose family originated or had associations with Wandsbek. A souvenir Schale / dish, white porcellain, no Manufaktur-Marke with gold decoration and a photolithographic print as centre image and inscriptions. A Christmas gift dating from 1900 inscribed Wachtmeister Grimmel, 1. Esc. Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannov.) Nr. 15 in Wandsbek - in gold print further - gewidmet vom Jahrgang 1898-1901 (a present from the Reservists, who served in these years) This item was brought into the Museum 9. Mar
  17. New example added - will eventually post the examples from my own collection. Every state had it's own pattern of Feldbinde, sometimes several variations.
  18. Are you sure that is an oil painting? Both look like prints under glass.
  19. Prussia, a pair of Epaulettes for a Leutant zur Disposition. Most likely from the Garde-Fußartillerie-Regiment, Berlin Also the original storage box for the Epaulettes, hand marked inside lid with the name of the owner "Alverdes", and I. Garnitur - i.e., "1st. best pieces" - as these were not for everyday wear, but only for special occasions when required. The were worn with buttons of the colour matching the half moons, and held by Passanten of matching red cloth overlaid with the matching braid in the Prussian colours as on edges. The Passanten were sewn onto the uniform shoulder and rem
  20. - More improved pictures added at beginning of topic - Original storage box for a Prussian Offiziersfeldbinde, lid interior with label of supplier and manufacturer, Königsberg i./Pr. (rare, as Königsberg was wiped off the map in 1945 and the original site of the city is now in Russia, now "Kaliningrad" with Russian settlers, ruins and modern Plattenbau flats). From the estate of an officer, later Oberstleutnant of 2. Ermländisches Infanterie-Regiment No. 151 based in Sensburg and II. Bischofsburg (XX. A.K.)
  21. Transferred from a previous article, now deleted Saxon Leib-Grenadier-Regiment 100, Dresden. Walking out dress belt (not for wear on the battlefield) private purchase, ca. 1914. Patent leather belt lined in dark blue uniform cloth, nickel plated catch, brown leather adjustable tongue. The buckle is nickel plated brass with a gilded overlay with the crown of Saxony and motto PROVIDENTIAE MEMOR. Some ageing to surface of patent leather and some moth damage to cloth lining. For walking out dress, only the bayonet and knot would have been worn with this item.
  22. The belt is missing on that buckle anyway, but if you find the matching keeper, all the better. N.B.: The belt was stiched around the button fitting on the brocade belt, which was lined in dark blue or other uniform cloth.
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