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Nearly all the shoulder straps of the Old Army before 1902, as shown on these old colour plates by Moritz Ruhl of Leipzig. A few more new ones were introduced in the years following, otherwise a representative overview. All with their correct designation. Usefull information on a fascinating subject. These of course, are all other ranks' versions.





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(Transferred from an older article, 8.4.2021)






The waist buttons at the top are slotted for carrying the belt



Garde-Füsilier-Regiment, 1. Kompagnie, ca. 1912
Garrison: Berlin
Regular issue tunic without any stamps. Some slight mothing in places, not noticeable.


Einjährig-Freiwilliger, Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. (1. Pommersches) Nr. 2, based in Stettin, II. Armee-Korps


Einjährig-Freiwilliger Infanterie-Regiment König Ludwig III. von Bayern (2. Niederschlesisches) Nr. 47 - (10th company), based in Posen and Schrimm, V. Armee-Korps. This monogram was introduced in 1913


Füsilier-Regiment von Gersdorff (Kurhessisches) Nr. 80
stationed in Wiesbaden / Bad Homburg, XVIII. Armee-Korps

Light blue shoulder straps bearing the monogram of Victoria, die Kaiserin Friedrich*, with shoulder buttons of 8th company. Handwritten name tag inside collar, "Stein". The tunic has seen very much wear and with service repairs, and notably has been used for training recruits after outbreak of war, as seen by the fieldgrey side-hooks, later added, due to shortage of fieldgrey uniforms, this was common practice, until the recruits were sent to the front. Lower hook and eye set on collar missing. The low collar and brandenburg cuffs bear a unique pattern of single Litzen, known as Altpreußische Litzen, but without centre stripe, as worn only by this regiment. Further regiments wore this pattern of litzen, but with a red centre stripe;  5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, and Garde-Grenadier-Regiment 5. The cuff patch is additionally piped on the three outward edges in yellow, indicating the Prussian Regiments within the Hessian XVIII. Korps. The tunic does not have an internal dressing pocket.

Blue shoulder straps and yellow piped Brandenburg cuffs as worn by the non-Hessian regiments of the XVIII. A.K.
The Hessian regiments wore shoulder straps and cuff flap on a regimental colour basis.

The regiment wore the normal Prussian infantry helmet with the addition of a black parade plume.

A very much worn tunic in still collectable condition, the rightside collar Litzen has a repair, as this had been subject to a lot of wear from the equipment straps (Tornisterriemen), nap of cloth worn on some exposed areas.

Purchased by my father at an Islington arms fair about 1969.

*Eldest daughter of Queen Victoria of England, and mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II.



Name label, "Stein"


Brandenburg cuffs, yellow piped (XVIII. A.K., etc.), with "Altpreußische" Litzen without centre stripe (unique, worn only by this regiment)




Shoulder buttons, 8. Kompagnie


Additional belt hooks at side added after August 1914. Old stocks of the coloured peacetime uniforms were issued to recruits until they were sent to the front.


Much wear resulting from field training with full equipment


The tradition of the regiment was Hessian until 1866. Re-raised 1866-67 for the Prussian Army.






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Füsiler-Regiment Königin (Schleswig-Holsteinisches) Nr. 86, based in Schleswig and Sonderburg, IX. Armee-Korps

Füsilier-Regiment Königin Viktoria von Schweden (Pommersches) Nr. 34, based in Stettin and Schwinemünde, II. Armee-Korps (very rare)



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Cavalry Regiments:

Westfälisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 7, based in Saarbrücken, XXI. Armee-Korps. Facing colour was rosa.

Dragoner-Regiment König Carl von Rumänien (1. Hannoversches) Nr. 9, based in Metz, XVI. Armee-Korps. Leutnant, early wartime Version, with two colour piping white/blue and bright silver overlay, since darkened. Facing colour was white

Thüringisches Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 6, based in Hanau, XVIII. Armee-Korps. For a Rittmeister, monogram is of King Christian IX. of Denmark. Facing colour was red.

Dragoner-Regiment König Albert von Sachsen (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 10, based in Allenstein, XX. Armee-Korps, fieldgrey early wartime version without (white) piping, 1914/15. Facing colour, white.




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Infantry and field artillery regiments were in various colours according to which army corps they belonged to - as also their regimental flag:

White: I., II., IX. and X. Armee Korps

Red:  III., IV., XI., XIII, XV. Armee-Korps

Yellow: V., VI., XVI., XVII. Armee-Korps

Blue: VII., VIII, XVIII., XX. Armee-Korps

Green: XXI. Armee-Korps

The following had their own colour schemes:

Saxony XII., XIX

Baden XIV.

Hessen: XVIII

After September 1915, all infantry with just a few exceptions - white
Field Artillery: Red
Foot Artillery: Yellow

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The Moritz Ruhl plates above date from somewhere between September 4, 1897 to January 15, 1902, during which time Victoria Melitta's cypher (VM) was used on the shoulder boards of the Infanterie Leib Regt. (3.Großherzoglich Hessisches) Nr.117. A divorce prompted the Grand Duke to change the regimental cypher to that of his mother, Großherzogin Alice.

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Yes, quite right, and rare to find now. Another colour chart, all-inclusive of old and newer patterns,
noteworthy are:

J.R. 63 with monogram Kaiser Karl (1917)
J.R. 94 monogram of Wilhelm Ernst replaced that of Carl Alexander, 1916
Leib-G.R.100, old monogram of Albert and Friedrich August (1904)
I.Leib-R.117, old monogram of Viktoria Melita and later Alice (1903/4)
K.Bayr.3. I.R. Prinz Carl, old and new monogram (1916)


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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 remained otherwise under the usual everyday shoulder pieces.
"Alverdes" is listed as Seconde-Lieutenant in the 1897 Rangliste under Garde-Fußartillerie-Regiment. 3. Batterie. Not a German name.
Purchased at an antique shop in Hamburg around 1978.
(Epileps, as Wiktor Tuttlewsky used to say in the old days)🙂






Epaulettes for a Leutnant,
2. Ermländisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 151. Sensburg/ II.Btl. Bischoffsburg, XX. A.K.
The halfmoons originally had a bright copper coloured finish as in picture before, has gradually worn off to reveal the brass coloured metal below, silver Tresse has darkened somewhat.



Oberleutnant, 7. Westpreußisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 155.
Garrison: I. u. II. Btl. Ostrowo, III. Btl. Pleschen, V. A.K.
raised 1897

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Collar patches for greatcoat, Garde-Infanterie
Collar patches for greatcoat, Feldwebel d. Stabswachen der Armee-Korps and Stabsordonnanzen
Cuff patch, left, for Grenadier-Regiment 1, 3 and 8


Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich I. (4. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 5, Danzig, fieldgrey, 1916
Prussia: pair rank buttons, 29mm, Sergeant-Feldwebel, gold coloured, infantry, etc.
Prussia: pair rank buttons, 29mm, for ranks from Sergeant to Feldwebel, silver coloured, Garde, some cavalry, Pioniere, etc.

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Mecklenburg, cockades and rank buttons. The rank buttons are Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Strelitz had a different pattern
and were copper-gold coloured


Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment No. 89 , I. u. III. Bataillon, Schwerin


Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment No. 89, II. Bataillon, Neustrelitz, Einjährig-Freiwilliger


Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment (1.Grossherzoglich Hessisches) No.115
Infanterie-Leibregiment Grossherzogin (3.Großherzogl.Hessisches) No.117


Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm (2.Grossherzogl.Hess.) No.116


Oberleutnant, Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm (Großherzogl.Hessisches) Nr.116, Giessen. These have the wrong crowns, they should be "Imperial Crowns", not the "royal"


Grenadier-Regiment Königin Olga (1. Württembergisches) Nr.119, feldgrau, 1915
Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen (2. Württ.) Nr.120
Grenadier-Regiment König Karl (5. Württ.) Nr.123
Infanterie-Regiment König Wilhelm I. (6.Württ.) Nr.124
Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Friedrich, König von Preußen (7.Württ.) Nr.125


Hauptmann, Württembergisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr.119
Leutnant, Grenadier-Regiment Nr.123 or Ulanen-Regiment 19, crown removed after Nov.1918


Württemberg, Feldartillerie-Regiment König Karl (1. Württ.) Nr. 13, Oberleutnant (Ulm/Stuttgart)


Württembergisches Pionier-Bataillon No.13 (XIII.A.K.), Ulm, raised 1814


Großherzogtum Baden
1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.109 - white has yellowed with age
2. Badisches Grenadier-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm I. Nr.110, Einjährig-Freiwilliger
Infanterie-Regiment Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm (3. Badisches) Nr.111, feldgrau, 1915
6. Badisches Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Friedrich III. Nr.114, 1. Kompagnie

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Sachsen: Leutnant, Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 244, feldgrau, slightly missmatched, have darkened,
Preußen: Leutnant, Jäger-Bataillon von Neumann (Schlesisches) Nr.5, graugrün, 1915


Prussia: Shoulder pieces for a Stabsarzt (equiv. Hauptmann), on dark blue velvet backing, almost mint
Cuff patch for medical personnel, fieldgrey


Prussia: Generalmajor z.D., ca. 1900
Prussia: Hannoversches Feldartillerie-Regiment 10. Almost mint, the numbers and cyphers have been removed, impressions still discernable.

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Prussia: Erstes Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, fahrende Abteilung, Berlin


Prussia: Erstes Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, fieldgrey, early 1915
Prussia: Erstes Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, fieldgrey, early 1915 without colour piping
Prussia: 2. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, Potsdam, pre-war






3. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, based in Berlin-Beeskow, raised in 1899.
The dark blue tunic has a black square collar and Swedish cuffs, all with yellow Doppellitzen. The shoulder straps are yellow with a three flame grenade, plain shoulder buttons were worn, no battery numbers.
The headdress worn was the pickelhaube with Guard Eagle and a balltop fitting, white plumes for parade. A whitened leather shoulder bandelier and Oberkoppel (swordbelt) with a brass rectangular buckle worn. The Kartuschkasten bore a yellow metal gilt Guard Star. A standard artillery sabre was worn. Drivers sections wore whitened equipment of infantry pattern and an infantry sidearm.

As of Summer 1914 there were four standing regiments of Garde-Feldartillerie, these were all based in Potsdam and Berlin. These regiments had various coloured shoulder straps, each with its own pattern of grenade.
The first regiment wore white shoulder straps, the second red, third yellow and fourth blue. The first regiment had two different patterns of grenade distiguishing the mounted batteries from the drivers sections. After the outbreak of war, the number of regiments were increased, drawing from reserves. There was also additionally the Feldartillerie Schießschule and the Artillerie Versuchsanstalt and Artillerie Prüfungskommission.


Prussia: Feldachselstücke, Hauptmann, 1866-ca.1891. For the III. Armee-Korps, Korps troops.  Possiblities:
Artillerie-Brigade (III), Brandenburgisches Pionier-Bataillon 3, or Brandenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon 3


Feldartillerie-Regiment Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern (Magdeburgisches) Nr. 4, Magdeburg


Major, Kurhessisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.11, Kassel/Fritzlar, ca. 1916. Mint, still tied, as found.





Mindensches Feldartillerie-Regiment No. 58, Gefreiter
based in Minden/Westfalen, VII. Armee-Korps, raised 1899.
As worn till outbreak of war in 1914, of private purchase quality, and in the style worn by all field artillery regiments in the Prussian Army. The shoulder straps for artillery regiments were in various colours, in this case light blue for regiments of the VII. Armee-Korps, and bearing a regimental number beneath a bursting grenade.  The shoulder buttons were always without a battery number. The basic tunic cloth is a darker blue than in the photo. The tunic features Swedish cuffs as prescribed for the field artillery. All facings, collars and cuffs are black and piped in red. Buttons are gold coloured, which was always a copper colour in the Prussian Army. The tunic collar is fitted with the usual rank buttons for Gefreiter. The right arm bears a hand embroidered badge for signallers.


Prussia: Leutnant, Feldartillerie-Regiment 10, from 1916, fieldgrey, numbers removed
Prussia: Offizier-Stellvertreter, Feldartillerie-Regiment 58, from 1916


2. Württembergisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 29, Ludwigsburg, pre-war
Feldartillerie-Schießschule, Juterbog, fieldgrey, 1916
4. Württembergisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 65, Ludwigsburg, fieldgrey, early 1915, damaged
Mindensches feldartillerie-Regiment 58, Minden, pre-war


Niedersächsisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment No.46
Raised 1899, based in Wolfenbüttel and Celle, belonged to the X. Armee Korps (Hannover)
Shoulder straps M.1915/16 for field uniform in bright red, one pair and one odd.

Pair of collar buttons for Sergeant, Vizewachtmeister and Wachtmeister in peacetime quality (not matching above set), copper-coloured, these always had a mirror-like finish and were never polished.

Note: 1st.Batterie wore a scroll on the helmet eagle: PENINSULA WATERLOO GÖHRDE
2nd Batterie was Brunswick and wore the Brunswick cockade blue/yellow, with scroll as before with addition COLBERG 1807

This set came from the estate of Herr Gerd Melosch, Hamburg. His father had served before WW1 in this regiment in Wolfenbüttel and had lived there. The name Melosch has a foreign origin and either his father or grandfather came originally from Serbia, migrated to Vienna, and later to Germany. This was long before WW1. Herr Melosch the younger, served with the Luftwaffe in WW2 as ground personnel, and he managed to escape from the Falaise Pocket in Summer of 1944 using a French civilian bicycle, which he had stolen! At the end of the war, he lay wounded in a Lazarett in Thüringen and was captured there in that condition by American forces. He survived captivity and worked after the war with the NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk as a technician. He passed away in 2001. Around 1998, he gave me this set, saying it was from his father. After his wife died, the daughter wound up the estate, and I saw some pre-war photos of her grandfather in the coloured peacetime uniform of his regiment in Wolfenbüttel. Unfortunately, I did not get these photos, some dealers were quicker. The daughter had no interest in the family history, and was just eager to clear out the house and get it sold quickly.


Prussia: Neumärkisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 54, Cüstrin, pre-war
Flugabwehr-Abteilung 541, fieldgrey 1916, , wartime raised
2. Nassauisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 63, Frankfurt/M., fieldgrey, 1916


Ostfriesisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 62, Oldenburg Batterie, fieldgrey, 1916
Feldartillerie-Regiment Großherzog (1. Badisches) Nr.14, Karlsruhe, fieldgrey, 1916
5. Badisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 76, Freiburg/Br., fieldgrey, 1916
Feldartillerie-Batterie 753, fieldgrey, 1916
Feldartillerie-Batterie 763, fieldgrey, 1916


Prussia: Leutnant, Fussartillerie-Regiment 7, fieldgrey, from 1916
Prussia: Leutnant, Fussartillerie-Regiment 28, fieldgrey, from 19116, unit wartime raised


Prussia: Magdeburgisches Fussartillerie-Regiment 4, fieldgrey, 1916
Fussartillerie-Regiment 24, fieldgrey, 1916, wartime raised
Fussartillerie-Regiment 47, fieldgrey, 1916, wartilme raised
Minenwerfer-Kompangnie 414, fieldgrey, 1916, wartime raised.


Prussia: Westfälisches Fussartillerie-Regiment 7, Köln
Prussia: 1. Westpreußisches Fussartillerie-Regiment 11, Thorn
Prussia: Westfälisches Pionier-Bataillon 7, Köln
Prussia: 2. Elsässisches Pionier-Bataillon 19, Strassburg, damaged, backing missing


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Prussia: Eisenbahn-Regiment I, Berlin, old type, later dove-grey
Prussia: Eisenbahn-Regiment 3, Hanau, early examples, later changed to dove-grey with red symbols


Westfälisches Train-Bataillon 7. Münster, for greatcoat, private purchase example

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4. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.72 (Torgau/Eilenburg). Monogram F for König Ferdinand von Bulgarien (since 1912). Fieldgrey, Sept.1915


Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich I. (4. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 5, Danzig


Major, Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wihelm IV. (1.Pommersches) Nr.2, Stettin


Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich der Große (Ostpreußisches) Nr.4, Rastenburg. Ca. 1916, Leutnant
Leib-Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III. (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr.8, Frankfurt/O. Leutnant


Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Schlesisches) Nr.10, Schweidnitz, Leutnant
Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich III. (2. Schlesisches) Nr.11, Breslau, Hauptmann
Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog von Sachsen (5. Thüringisches) Nr. 94, Weimar/Eisenach, Oberleutnant


6. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.95, Gotha/Hildburghausen, Sept. 1915. Oberleutnant

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Infanterie-Regiment 185, early 1915. Aufgestellt in Bapaume am 21.5.1915 von Kompanien des IV. Armee-Korps
Infanterie-Regiment 187, Sept. 1915. Aufgestellt am 23.5.1915 in Laôn vom IX. Armee-Korps und IX. Reserve-Korps


Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Friedrich der Niederlande ((2. Westfälisches) Nr. 15, early 1915. Has a grey cotton loop to rear!
Kulmer Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 141, Graudenz/Straßburg i./Ostpr.
1. Oberelsässisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 167, Cassel/Mühlhausen i./Th. Einjährig-Freiwilliger


Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 8 or 8. Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment (?), early 1915
Infanterie-Regiment Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1. Westfälisches) Nr. 13, Münster. 2 examples


Infanterie-Regiment von Manstein (Schleswigsches) Nr.84, Schleswig/Hadersleben. Sept. 1915
Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 89. Sept. 1915
Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 453. Sept. 1915. Inf.-Rgt. Nr.453 wurde am 16.01.1917 vom Stellvertretenden Generalkommando des IV. Armee-Korps aufgestellt, wurde dem III. Armee-Korps unterstellt. Kommandeur: Major Beyer.


Füsilier-Regiment Graf Roon (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 33, Gumbinnen
Füsilier-Regiment Graf Blumenthal (Magdeburgisches) Nr. 36, Halle/Bernburg
Niederrheinisches Füsilier-Regiment Nr. 39, Düsseldorf. Fieldgrey backing


4. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 72, Torgau/Eilenburg. Old pattern till 1912
IX. Armee-Korps, Stabswache. From greatcoat

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Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1, Berlin
Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 2, Berlin


Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3, Charlottenburg. 2 examples


Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3, Berlin. Moth damage and partial repair
Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4, Berlin. 2 examples


Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1, Berlin. Fieldgrey 1914
Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3, Charlottenburg. Fieldgrey, Sept.1915

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Grenadier-Regiment Prinz Carl von Preussen (2.Brandenburgisches) No.12, Frankfurt/O. Early 1915
Infanterie-Regiment Graf Tauentzien von Wittenberg (3.Brandenburgisches) No.20, Wittenberg, Sept.1915
Infanterie-Regiment Markgraf Karl (7.Brandenburgisches) No.60, Weißenburg
Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich-Karl von Preussen (8.Brandenburgisches) No.64
(Prenzlau, I.u.II.Btl. / III. Bataillon, Angermünde)


Infanterie-Regiment von Stülpnagel (5.Brandenburgisches) No.48, Cüstrin
Infanterie-Regiment von Alvensleben (6.Brandenburgisches) No.52, Cottbus/Crossen
Infanterie-Regiment Markgraf Karl (7.Brandenburgisches) No.60, Weißenburg


Grenadier-Regiment 12
Infanterie-Regiment 64 - older pattern ca. 1860-70
Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich-Karl von Preussen (8.Brandenburgisches) No.64 (variant with Kapitulanten lace)


Infanterie-Regiment Grossherzog Friedrich-Franz von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (4.Brandenburgisches) No.24
Garrison: Neuruppin. A not quite matching pair.


Füsilier-Regiment Prinz Heinrich (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 35, left strap with Kapitulantenlitze (1908-15)
and new pattern, Sept. 1915 with white universal piping


Leibgrenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III. (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 8, Frankfurt/O.
2. Hannoversches Infanterie-Regiment 77, Celle

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5. Westfälisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 53, Köln
Königs-Infanterie-Regiment (6. Lothringisches) Nr. 145, Metz, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915


Füsilier-Regiment von Gersdorff (Kurhessisches) Nr. 80, Wiesbaden/Homburg
2. Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88, Mainz/Hanau (König Konstantin von Griechenland)


Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91, Oldenburg
Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 92, Braunschweig, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915


Anhaltinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 93, Dessau/Zerbst, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915
Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog von Sachsen (5. Thüringisches) Nr. 94, Weimar/Eisenach/Jena


8. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 153, Altenburg/Merseburg
Grenadier-Regimet König Wilhelm I. (2. Westpreußisches) Nr. 7, Liegnitz, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915


Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Schlesisches) Nr. 10, Schweidnitz, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915
Colbergsches Grenadier-Regiment Graf Gneisenau (2. Pommersches) Nr. 9, Stargard - or Fußartillerie-Regiment 9
and fieldgrey, early 1915


Kurhessisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 11, Marburg. Monogram of Königin Margarete von Italien, Sept. 1915
Fieldgrey, early 1915. Several possibilities, Infanterie-Lehr-Regiment, Garde-Regimenter or Disposition


Collar Litzen, Garde-Pionier-Bataillon, Flieger-Bataillon 1-4, Kraftfahr-Bataillon, etc. Fieldgrey short 1915 version


Grenadier-Regiment Kronprinz (1. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 1, Königsberg
Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm I. (2. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 3, Königsberg, Einjährig-Freiwilliger, for greatcoat, ca.1890
Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich I. (4. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 5, Danzig, for greatcoat, ca. 1860-80


Grenadier-Regiment Graf Kleist von Nollendorf (1. Westpreußisches) Nr. 6, Posen
Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Schlesisches) Nr. 10, Schweidnitz


Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich III. (2. Schlesisches) Nr. 11, Breslau
Colbergsches Grenadier-Regiment Graf Gneisenau ( 2. Pommersches) Nr. 9, Stargard or Fußartillerie-Regiment 9

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Not a new item, but first time posting. More details towards beginning of topic!


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Bayern - a matching pair of rank buttons for a Sergeant, Vize-Feldwebel and Feldwebel, excellent pre-war quality

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These company buttons arrived yesterday



Top row, fieldgrey, silver and tombak coloured, one example is of zink, another of iron.
The last two buttons are destined for the Heimatmuseum, these were for the peacetime uniforms.
Getting harder to find.

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