A rare piece of insignia from the era of the Freikorps just after WWI being the standard Freikorps Epp roaring lion central badge in bronze on a lozenge of black wool with a run of hand embroidered Officer silver lace in lozenge form around the edge of the arm badge.
A field grey friedensrock tunic to a member of the 5th Flying Abteilung, originally a member of a Prussian guard infantry unit, standard field grey configuration without pockets, standard form for a friedensrock, fitted with dove grey stitch-in shoulder boards with red winged propeller with chain stitched number ‘5’ below on both boards. Some slight moth to the right hand board as the tunic is viewed, which has attacked part of the unit number 5. The collar and cuffs have the correct white and red lace for a guard unit, red piped collar, front skirt of the tunic, rear Prussian skirt and upper part of the Swedish cuffs. Some light staining around the buttons on the Swedish cuffs also some stitches loose of the guard lace in that area. All matching buttons. No moth damage to the tunic, one slight tear to the interior of the collar, the lining in the same area ragged, remainder of the lining good.
A nice example of the scarce early pattern Bavarian greatcoat without barrel cuffs. Plain steel grey overall, the nap to the cloth is thin, colour good, some fading around the collar. The only evident moth is close to the second buttonhole with one moth hole to the upper right shoulder, the remainder of the garment amazingly moth free, greatcoats are extremely susceptible to moth damage. Five of the six domed closure buttons remain. Some minor discolouration and stains. Evidence of the shoulder board apertures being sewn closed indicating this was used post war as a standard overcoat The adjustable cuff tabs are still in place within the cuff with the outer buttons present. Standard two lower angled pockets with flaps. Nicely marked to the interior with a large ‘B.A.I’ indicating the 1st Bavarian Army Corps with large date ‘1916’, regimentally marked in a further block ‘2.I.R.’ (2nd Infantry Regiment) with a maker’s oval stamp also to the interior pocket bag.
A very attractive and nice condition high ranking officers kepi for an officer of artillery within the Austrian Army, pre WWI and WWI period. Leather body, some light creases to the crown area. The cloth covered sides completely free of any moth. Good gilt to the lion’s head side bosses and the Austrian double headed eagle front plate, the decorative chain that is a simulated chin chain hanging from the plate itself with its correct short horsehair plume and its bullion wire boss with ‘FJR’ embroidered to the centre of the boss with its original leather sweatband. the interior silk lining and its carrying box.
We have recently purchased a small collection of six pieces of Imperial German headdress, the collector took great pains over many years to obtain the very best that he could and all six pieces are unbelievable examples. The helmet is in excellent condition, conversant with this particular collectors standards. Good size, probably 56 all leather skull, which is in superb condition. Slight congealing to the leather on the front and back peaks, both of which are securely attached to the helmet. All good brass finish to the back strap, ball top which is non removable, circular ball top base, Prussian front plate, which is of a brighter gilt than the remainder of the helmet and was such when it was put together originally, clip-over brass chin scales with officers State and national cockades, standard front trim. To the interior the body of the helmet has all its original mid tan colour, handwritten in pencil size ‘56’, its 9 tongued all leather liner, as brand new with its original shoelace style drawstring. An extra lining of cork has been placed between the main body of the helmet to the interior and the inner lining to create a snugger fit for the wearer. The helmet is with its original enlisted ranks clip-over style cover and its carrying box, the carrying strap to the box is still all intact but the closing leather catch at the base is broken.
We have recently purchased a small collection of six pieces of Imperial German headdress, the collector took great pains over many years to obtain the very best that he could and all six pieces are unbelievable examples. All leather pickelhaube of very large size 59, virtually unissued in a condition that is very close to being mint, untouched. The exterior large size skull without any crazing to the skull with a few minor scuff marks to the leather skin. All of the field grey patinated finish to the back strap, removable field grey spike and circular spike base, Wurttemberg front plate and front trim all untouched. Complete with its correct national and State cockades, again mint. The leather strap with the correct all field grey buckles. To the interior the helmet would appear to be straight off the production line with all of the light tan finish remaining to the interior skull, the interior of the front and back peaks with its original drawstring. The maker’s name of ‘Pfander of Stuttgart’ clearly ink stamped to the upper inner crown. The rear peak is profusely marked ‘G.R.123’ (Grenadier Regiment 123) with army corps markings of the ‘XIII’ (13th A.K.) with size stamping ‘59’. This has to be one of the best field grey helmet in existence.
We have recently purchased a small collection of six pieces of Imperial German headdress, the collector took great pains over many years to obtain the very best that he could and all six pieces are unbelievable examples. A superb condition small size, possibly 54 or 55 all tin pickelhaube to a Prussian infantryman. The tin pickelhaubes were mainly produced by toy manufacturers, this example having an absolutely perfect skull with all the bright black paint finish remaining to the skull, also the front and rear peaks. As is common to virtually every tin helmet we have ever had the point of the spike is slightly depressed. Dark patinated finish to the back strap. Slightly toned finish to the non removable spike and circular spike base with the spike base having imitation domed rivets. The Prussian front plate, these are always of a different gilded finish to the remainder of the helmet with it being much brighter. The helmet is with its original chinstrap and brass buckles, one slight nick to the leather of the chinstrap, with its correct State and national cockades. To the interior the mid tan 9 tongued liner all intact showing very minor wear use with all the felt inner lining to the crown intact and has not been attacked by moth, which is quite a common occurrence with these helmets. At the rear of the liner the two halves of the liner are held together by a male/female closing stud, on this example the male part has come adrift from the main body of the liner.
We have recently purchased a small collection of six pieces of Imperial German headdress, the collector took great pains over many years to obtain the very best that he could and all six pieces are unbelievable examples. This superb condition Leibgendarmerie enlisted ranks is the best we have ever seen and fully conversant with this collectors standards. The exterior skull is magnificent, just minor congealing to both front and back peaks, which are securely attached to the body. All of the brass fittings still have some original lacquer to them. The Guard style plate in gilded metal with the white nickel overlay star of the Guard. Correct large size domed chin scales with its correct large size national and State cockades. This is the earlier pattern helmet. To the interior body is marked ‘LG 1890’. The 9 tongued liner is all intact. The interior also retains much original mid tan colour. The helmet is with its rare early style field cover, which is matching marked to the helmet ‘LG’ but with a different date of ‘1892’ with Roman numeral size II. The interior of the cover spike is lined in leather. The cover also of the enlisted rank style with clip-over fixings.
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