A fabulously rare all field grey tunic for an Oberleutnant in Prussian Cuirassier Regiment No.3. Standard field grey M.1907/10 configuration with two lower angled pockets. Swedish style cuffs, two buttons to each cuff with Cuirassier Regiment No.3 white, grey and green lace. One moth nip to the right hand pocket flap. Matching KR3 lace to the collar. Fitted with its correct Prussian black and silver fleck within heavy bullion weave shoulder boards with one gilt rank pip. All buttons match, no replacements. Correct rear Prussian skirt, again with all correct buttons, the rear skirt is green piped to match the lace. A rare tunic in superb condition.
A very fine model 1910 configuration officers field grey tunic for an Oberleutnant in Wurttemberg Dragoon Regiment No.26. Standard configuration, yellow piping overall, which has faded, two lower pockets with flaps with white metal buttons, standard Prussian rear skirt, all the buttons on the tunic match in white metal and there are no replacements. No moth damage. Iron Cross 2nd class and a blue silk medal ribbon to the third buttonhole. This tunic was part of a group of two tunics and three greatcoats original purchased by Regimentals some years ago, sold to a collector as a group and recently re-purchased. The tunic, when obtained by Regimentals did not have any shoulder boards and the collector in the interim period has been able to acquire a nice correct matching set to the 26 th Dragoons, The shoulder boards are the correct slip-on style, the loops were already in position on the tunic for the slip-on shoulder boards. The interior lining complete but has had some patches through wear. An unfrayed identical Stuttgart tailors label to the other 26 Dragoons tunic is present in this tunic. The shoulder boards themselves have the regimental motif for the 26 Dragoons in subdued field grey and are very nicely constructed in subdued cotton weave with the Wurttemberg black and red thread running through the weave.
At one time when acquired by Regimentals some years ago this group of Wurttemberg Dragoon officers uniforms comprising of two tunics and three greatcoats has now been re-purchased by us. This officers collared collar in Apple Green, standard field grey cloth the the garment, all correct buttons. Some moth damage to the upper left hand front panel of the tunic, also some moth to the lower right turned back cuffs, which could be patch repaired. Standard deep turned back cuffs. Imitation belt to the reverse side, with an embroidered letter ‘Z’ to the upper inner lining, whether this is an indication of the owner’s name we cannot answer. Fitted with a very nice set of wartime slip-on 26 Dragoon leutnant’s shoulder boards in subdued cotton weave with black and red Wurttemberg thread, subdued Regimental motifs of the 26 Dragoons. Nap to the cloth excellent.
A very nice field grey Landwher Cavalry junior officers tunic. This tunic clearly shown in full colour on page 224 of the excellent work Field Grey Uniforms of the Imperial German Army 1907 to 1918 by Michael Baldwin and Malcolm Fisher. This model 1910 tunic with good original colour, slight nick to the cloth in the lower left hand sleeve area. Standard Prussian rear skirt. All original buttons to the tunic overall, no changes or replacement buttons, all of solid back officer quality. Red piping. Standard stitch-in shoulder boards. Landwher Cavalry lace to the stand collar. Fully lined to the interior. Not named.
An extremely fine condition 1915 bluse for officers. Standard configuration, deep turned back cuffs, two lower scalloped pockets, all original buttons fitted, 1915 rear skirt, apple green stand collar, fitted with Prussian subdued lace shoulder boards, stitch-in with regimental number ‘5’ to the centre with a black coloured underlay sitting between the Prussian lace and a green base of the shoulder boards, possibly for Jager zu Pferde Regiment number 5. Standard covered front closure. Officers issue lining. No moth damage anywhere on the tunic. Nap thin in places.
A really nice untouched ersatz pickelhaube, which is probably a size 60 highly unusual for a German helmet of WWI, with its original cover. All fittings in subdued brass, no damage to the skull. The interior 9 tongued liner all intact with two of the eyelets for the passing of the drawstring torn, drawstring missing. Original chinstrap, national and State cockades and its original field cover, which has had hand applied the regimental number of ‘215’. There is also an indelible pencil name hand applied to the rear of the peak. This helmet appeared at auction within the U.K. in 2015 and from WWI to 2015 it had been in the hands of the family whose ancestor brought it home from WWI. To the interior of the cover the oval maker’s stamp and an Army Corps stamping of ‘B.A.IX 1914’ (Army Group 9). A super souvenir helmet.
A large size, possibly 56, all tin pickelhaube for a Bavarian soldier. The skull has taken some indentations and there are areas of rust bleed through the paintwork. One rivet missing on the reverse side of the circular spike base, which is in brass but has subdued, which matches the subdued brass Bavarian front plate. The helmet is with its original chinstrap, but is missing both its Bavarian and national cockade. The interior liner is originally of 10 tongues, 8 are remaining. These ersatz tin helmets were mainly constructed by toy manufacturing companies.
A pair of the rare model 1910 trousers for enlisted men, complete with red stripe to the seam on both sides of the leg. Some thinness to the nap, moth damage by the crotch, which our web images have picked up and some slight moth on the left hand upper thigh and the upper seat area just below the waistband. Standard configuration with the wide adjustable waist belt at the rear, V shaped machined split in the waistband. All brace buttons fitted, buttoned angled pockets without flaps. Heavy linen interior lining, which is ‘KBAG’ (guard marked) dated ‘1916’ to the waistband.
A scarce tunic all in field grey to a lieutenant in Saxon Infantry Regiment 179. The field grey cloth shows some light wear use, nap generally good. Model 1910 lower pockets with buttoned flaps. All buttons to the front closure matching, one is a replacement enlisted ranks hollow style, complete with its apple green stand collar, which is red piped. Fitted with its correct white based green and white fleck within subdued lace shoulder boards having regimental numbers ‘179’ affixed. The rear skirt of the tunic is in the Saxon cut. One moth nip near the rear skirt, otherwise moth free. Loops to the lower right hand breast for one award with three loops for a medal ribbon bar to the upper right breast. Fully officer lined. Leipzig maker mark to the interior with the owner’s name and a date ‘15th October 14’.
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