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Kunst & Krempel, Bavarian Antiques TV Show

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Vey interesting show, which has been going on for years, occasionally militaria, etc. Every Saturday evening at 19.30 Bavarian time on Bavarian TV - Bayern 3.

 

Here for the Bavarian Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden with citation document and other items from same recipient:

 

 

and another interesting one for a Prussian Garde Helm - officer of the Garde-Landwehr:

 

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And an auction - this time not Bavaria - preparation, elderly person (80) from a famous old family of Austrian origin gives up her family treasures, sorry to say, but has to leave her home, and relatives and children have no interest at all:

 

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Those were the days.... Kube's stated estimate is well under priced

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The Bavarian Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden of Major Theodor Ritter von Herrmann (*5.10.1869) shown in the first film is now up for auction at a well-known Auctionier in Munich on 6.-17. November. I would have thought the elderly lady in whose possession this was, would have kept it for her family. The starting price is 18.000 Euro. Money isn't everything and it is regrettable seeing the decoration is leaving the family where it has been for over a hundred years.

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Great Rarity! Top dealers have never seen this on offer before - an other ranks helmet from the 1st Foot Guards, 1914, complete with the SEMPER TALIS bandeau, worn only by the 1st Btl.

 

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I saw an almost identical one at the Islington Arms Fair in 1972, offered by Australian dealer Alan Jenkinson, who was also a collector, it was in perfect condition with stamped regimental details inside, but was from the 3.Batallion (Füsilier-Btl.) without the Semper Talis bandeau. Never seen one since. The price was 40 pounds. Jenkinson later retired to Switzerland.

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It is a very nice helmet, lovely condition too. 

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I doubt if you'll ever come across one of these! Herr Kube overlooked a view points in his description. He stated the difference between the helmet in the photo and the example featured, this was dated 1914, the photo was earlier, so not the same helmet as in the photo. He also said the chinstrap was wrong, somebody probably lost the chinscales and later replaced this with a strap! The chinstrap is perfectly correct and as he stated in some of his books earlier, that chinscales were removed during mobilisation and replaced with the (correct) chinstrap with in this case, the (correct) white metal fittings, mentioning also that fieldgrey covers were fitted. The Prussian cockade was also missing, but as he stated can be easily replaced for about 10-20 Euros!
(you would never find an original cockade of this type for that price! Some dealers even demand 150 Euros per cockade!)

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Another from the series of "Kunst & Krempel" antiques show. This time a Bavarian Militär-Verdienstkreuz of the 1st class is shown, together with a chain of miniatures. Very interesting.

https://www.br.de/br-fernsehen/sendungen/kunst-und-krempel/schatzkammer/waffen-militaria/kunst-krempel-militaerverdienstkreuz-102.html

 

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Schloss Sugenheim, Unterfranken - Militaria Auctions in beautiful castle setting, with Museum, stately gardens and Orangerie, a great tourist attraction for the Region. The castle is over 800 years old and originally belonged to the Freiherren von Seckendorff. It was taken over as a ruin in the 1970s and gradually restored over the years until it reached it's former grandeur again, but in a more modern version.
First video no longer available, try under:

https://www.frankenfernsehen.tv/mediathek/video/unsere-heimat-spielzeugmuseum-in-schloss-sugenheim/

 

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On 21/10/2017 at 17:13, Fritz said:

Great Rarity! Top dealers have never seen this on offer before - an other ranks helmet from the 1st Foot Guards, 1914, complete with the SEMPER TALIS bandeau, worn only by the 1st Btl.

 

I knew it, this helmet would be sold by those young people sooner or later.... Offered by a renowned Auctionier on 27. October, the helmet fetched 6.000,- Euros
The auctionier charges a further 23% for tax and commission. I think this was reasonable price, I doubt if another one like this will ever turn up again.

A photo of the catalogue page, top left, no. 1744

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On the other hand, a friend of a collector I know attended the auction, and took a good look at this piece. He was of the opinion that the spike had been changed/replaced, and a few other issues, certain important issue stamps were missing. We'll leave it open, whether good or not so good. In the film and pictures it looked ok, plus the story behind it, if this wasn't fabricated.

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Now you mention it, the spike does seem to have a different patina to it, than the rest of the helmet.

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is the right type of spike. However, most guards helmets have a screw top fitting for the parade plume, not sure about 1.G.R., as for parade they wore the Grenadier Cap.

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Valuable Police Uniform

 

A Bavarian Reserve Officer's Helmet from the loft.

 

and the older Bavarian headdress for an infantry officer, as worn till 1886, the "Raupe" is real Bearskin. Condition is relatively good for the age of over 140 years - still in posession of the same family.

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Herr Kube and Dr. Johannes Willers explain a Bavarian cavalry officer Kartuschkasten. The present owner has no idea of what he owns - possibly a cigarette box, or container for spoons? The item is either silver plated or even real silver and completely darkened with an old patina, The rear is of fine red leather. The Bandelier is unfortunately missing, as is very often the case. The item was orginally intended for pistol rounds, but in the latter days was only a decorative part of the official uniform, and was officially abolished with the old uniform in January 1916. Officers did in fact sometimes keep their cigarettes in these! Silver was worn by the 12 Bavarian cavalry regiments, in gold for the Artillery and Train. When complete with the Bandelier is an expensive item nowadays - this particular example is of real silver (!) and as Herr Kube explains - 13 Lotiges Silber, (equivalent to 900/1000 Silver), and very rare indeed, today's value in excess of 1.500 to well over 2.000 Euros !

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Bavarian Cavalry Officer's Katuschkasten and Bandelier in Silver,
shown here with older pattern sword belt
- in gold for Artillery and Train

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Bavarian Silberne Militär-Verdienstmedaille - silver medal for bravery -  A WW1 example of one of the oldest Bavarian silver medals for bravery, inst. by Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria 1n 1806. Awarded to nco and other ranks only. With it's silver embossed pale blue Etui as awarded. These decorations had to be returned after the death of the recipient. This has remained in family possession as after 1918 the Bavarian state with all it's institutions as a monarchy had ceased to exist. Around one thousand of these were awarded 1914-18.
This example was awarded in October 1916 for the battle of the Somme.  The decoration is accompanied by a newspaper clipping.
A list of all recipients can be found in the Bayerisches Staatsarchiv in München.

Awarded to Josef Huller, Ersatz Reserve d. 11. Kompagnie, 10. Bayr. Infanterie-Regiment "König"

A higher class of the medal was also awarded in pure gold.

 

 

 

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A really unusual antique toy - a WW1 period heavy siege mortar, manufactured by Maerklin in Württemberg around 1914/15. Absolutely realistic, was originally fully  functional and with amunition, had a range of about 20 metres. This example seems to be the only known surviving example, not known to be in any museum, this one in a private collection. Maerklin is a well known manufacturer of Blechspielzeug, precision models and railway toys, and is still in businesss today.

 

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