A lovely officer quality field grey tunic to a senior NCO in the Saxon 20th Hussars. Good colour, all field grey frogging with its correct Hussars style closure buttons. None of the lace is oxidised. Light moth to the lower front skirt area. The remainder of the tunic apart from one moth nip on the back panel absolutely clear with its correct slip-on but also sewn blue and white intertwined lace shoulder boards with regimental gilt number ‘20’ to each board. NCO Saxon discs to the collar. Very nice Leipzig tailor’s label to the interior with the owner’s name and dated ‘1913’ regimentally marked to the label ’20 Hussar Regiment’. A lovely virtually untouched item from WWI.
A very nice gilded circular buckle for a Prussian officer, complete with its black and silver brocade belt. Some moth loss to the grey wool lining. Both runners present.
A very nice condition untouched example of an all leather enlisted ranks pickelhaube, the rear marked ‘J.R.16’ (Prussian Infantry Regiment 16), the skull stamped size ‘55½’. Minor creasing to the rear peak, three kinks to the interior of the front peak trim, all other fittings matching in subdued brass. Original chinstrap fitted. Correct national and State cockades. Untouched 8 tongued liner, the eye at the tip of one tongue has split. The helmet is with its original drawstring. The leather prongs than normally hold the front plate to the helmet has been replaced by what appears to be two British badge application pins. The helmet is accompanied by its undoubtedly original helmet cover of the enlisted ranks style with its five retaining hooks, two would appear to have been replaced by a previous collector. The cover is in excellent condition and fits helmet perfectly.
A very nice condition all brass belt buckle, two-piece, with its correct clip and double pronged belt fixing system. Nickel central circlet with the straight sided naval or colonial style crown. On the reverse side of the buckle the original individual collection number still adhered to the buckle.
An extremely nice condition 1847 pattern belt buckle being the larger and squarer example than the later 1895. Nickel centre, brass base having the scroll ‘Gott Mitt Uns and unusually still with a small section of its original leather tab. The old collectors number still affixed to the rear of the buckle. These are difficult to obtain in this very good condition.
A very nice condition all gilded Prussian officers belt buckle, slight toning to the right hand side of the wreath, complete with its clip on belt loop.
One single section beautifully hand embroidered in gold bullion on red for the lower cuff of the uniform tunic.
A huge size General’s shoulder board for a Prussian General, slip-on style. Gold lace with intertwined black and silver lace indicating Prussia.
Oberleutnant slip-on shoulder board, Prussian exterior subdued grey with black and white Prussian fleck to the lace. Number ‘2’ regimental motif attached in gilt, slip-on style yellow base material.
A nice service worn example of the all steel one-piece extra long telegrapher’s belt buckle with the fittings to each end of the buckle for allowing the line laying equipment to be clipped to the buckle. Some paint losses but much original field grey green paint remaining with its double pronted belt fixing system.
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