German WWI Militaria

Spencer Uniform

-LEIB HUSSAR REGIMENT 1 INTERIM ATTILA FOR AN OBERLEUTNANT CIRCA 1900-1918. TO FURTHER RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LEIB HUSSAR SEE MILITARY ADVISOR ISSUE VOL. 14 #4 Fall 2003, LEIB HUSSAREN- LH TO LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER -LAH. TO FURTHER RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LEIB HUSSAR SEE MILITARY ADVISOR ISSUE VOL. 14 #4 FALL 2003 "LEIBHUSSAREN-LH TO LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER- LAH". COLLECTING THE RARE, UNIQUE & HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT. THE PRUSSIAN AND GERMAN (UNITED STATE) ARMIES OF 1871-1914 HAD THREE CLASSES OF OFFICERS; GENERAL OFFICERS, FIELD OFFICERS AND CAPTAINS/SUBALTERNS (LTN & OBLTN). REGIMENTS WERE LED BY THE LAST TWO GROUPS. AN INFANTRY REGIMENT, OF 1800-2500 PERSONNEL, WAS COMMANDED BY A FULL COLONEL SUPPORTED BY 1-2 LT/COLONELS, 5-7 MAJORS, 12-16 CAPTAINS AND 25-35 LEUTNANTS. A CAVALRY REGIMENT, OF 700-900 PERSONNEL, WAS COMMANDED BY A LT/COLONEL SUPPORTED BY ONE MAJOR, 5-7 RITTMEISTERS (A COURTESY TITLE ONLY USED IN THE CAVALRY FOR CAPTAINS- SINCE CAVALRY COMPANIES WERE TITLED AS SQUADRONS) AND 16-20 LEUTNANTS. GERMAN CAVALRY CONSISTED OF KUIRASSIERS, UHLANS, DRAGOONS AND THE UNIQUELY UNIFORMED HUSSARS. IN THE FIRST THREE CAVALRY ORGANIZATIONS RANK DISIGNATION WAS IDENTIFIED SOLELY BY SHOULDER STRAPS AND EPAULETS HOWEVER, IN THE HUSSARS RANK DESIGNATION WAS IDENTIFIED IN ADDITION TO THREE DISTINCT COLLAR AND SLEEVE DESIGN FOR EACH OF THE EARLER MENTIONED CATEGORIES (SEE ENCLOSED ILLUSTRATION) THE HUNGARIAN, FRENCH, BRITISH, NAPOLEONIC, HUSSAR DOLMANS HAD NO SHOULDER STRAPS AND RANK DESIGNATION WAS FOUND ON THE SLEEVES AND COLLAR DESIGNS. THE PRUSSIANS ADDED SHOULDER STRAPS. THEREFORE, IT IS READILY RECOGNIZED THAT CAVALRY FIELD OFFICER UNIFORMS ARE EXTREMELY RARE AND HUSSARS IN PARTICULAR EVEN MORE. JUST LOOK AT THE NUMBERS; INFANTRY REGIMENTS 225-250, DRAGOON REGTS -26, KUIRASSIER REGTS -14, UHLAN REGTS -26, VERSUS 21 HUSSAR REGTS. THE LEIB HUSSAR REGTS 1 & 2 WERE RARER STILL BECAUSE OF THEIR UNIQUE BLACK PARADE AND SERVICE UNIFORMS AND THE 4.5 X 3.5 INCH TOTENKOPF (DEATH'S HEAD) SKULL ON THEIR BUSBIES. FOLLOWING THE PRUSSIAN "FREEDOM FIGHT" OF 1813-1815 THE FOUR BRANCHES OF PRUSSIAN CAVALRY WERE UNIFORMED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER; CUIRASSIERS - KOLLET, UHLAN-KOLLET, DRAGOON-KOLLET AND HUSSAR- THE DOLMAN. THE KOLLET WAS SHORT WAISTED IN THE FRONT WITH HANGING TAILS. THE PERIOD 1841/42 SAW DISTINCTIVE UNIFORM CHANGES FOR EACH CAVALRY BRANCH. THE DRAGOONS ADOPTED THE INFANTRY WAFFENROCK STYLE AS THEY WERE ALWAYS CONSIDERED MOUNTED INFANTRY. THE CUIRASSIERS ADOPTED THE LONGER SKIRT KOLLAR IN 1842 WHILE THE HUSSARS ADOPTED THE "SPENCER" IN 1841. THE INTERIM ATTILA WAS ALSO ADOPTED IN 1841 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SPENCER. THE SPENCER WAS INTENDED TO REMAIN THE PARADE DRESS WITH ITS IDENTIFYING RANK INSIGNIA ON THE COLLAR AND SLEEVES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SHOULDER STRAPS JUST LIKE THE DOLMAN. HOWEVER, THE INTERIM ATTILA , NOW INTRODUCED FOR SERVICE WEAR, WAS DEVOID OF SLEEVE AND COLLAR RANK DISTINCTIONS WHILE ADDING A LONGER SKIRT HAVING FRONT POCKETS. GRADUALLY THE PARADE ATTILA ACQUIRED COLLAR AND DISTINCTIONS ALONG WITH PARADE WEAR HEAVIER BULLION LACE, THUS SUPPLANTING THE "SPENCER". ENLISTED MEN RECEIVED THEIR SPENCER IN 1853. THE UHLANS TOOK LONGER TO UPDATE THEIR UNIFORM LOOK FOR OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN BUT ADOPTED THE ULANKA FOR EVERYONE IN 1853.$3600.  More Photos

Leib Hussar Spencer tunic is named to a Leutnant

- Leib Hussar Spencer tunic is named to a Leutnant. The Spencer tunic was an earlier design prior to the introduction of the Attila. The busby has the parade plume.This is circa 1880's. All silver bullion is age tarnished. The belt and sash is not included. The suggested offering price is $12,500 Additional photos upon request. More Photos

WWI German officer's visor hat

178IMPH1 - WWI German officer's visor hat. Excellent exterior having no mothing. Interior shows damage to lining. Complete sweatband. $700. More Photos

Rare Prussian Technical Corps officer visor hat

178IMPH2 - Rare Prussian Technical Corps officer visor hat. No mothing excellent complete interior. $650. More Photos

WWI Prusian enlisted Feldmutzen field hat

178IMPH3 - WWI Prusian enlisted Feldmutzen field hat. Interior stamped size 57. Un-issued. $250. More Photos

Prussian Uhlan Lancer Officer pickelhaube with its original lineal

175IMPHEL4 - Prussian Uhlan Lancer Officer pickelhaube with its original lineal, parade horse hair black and white triktor and officers feldzeichen. This pickelhaube is complete featuring the Prussian colora horse har triktor. The wappen retains better than 90% of its original gilt finish. The feldzeichen is heavy bulllion constructed. Likewise the lineal cord used for the attachment to a top button should the the helmet detach while the officer was riding. The exterior leather shell displays normal but light age cracking. The oficer's chin scales are original to the piece as are the two side rosettes. The interior clam shell liner is silk. The leather sweatband is complete and free of tears. $4,500.00. More Photos

Prussian Garde du Corps Cuirassier NCO/Enlisted  helmet

175IMPHEL3 - Prussian Garde du Corps Cuirassier NCO/Enlisted helmet: This beautiful example feature the imperial eagle top. The polished brass shell is free of dents and cracks. The chin scales match the helmet's shell perfectly. The side attachment base on each side of the chin scales are replaced with modern replacement parts. The interior presents the original nco/enlisted leather liner. The multi-scale rear neck protector is marked along the rim size 55 which was a normal size for the period. $11,500. More Photos

Austrian Dragoons officer's model 1906 helmet

175IMPHEL2 - Austrian Dragoons officer's model 1906 helmet. This helmet features a gilted comb with the lion graping a serpant. The Officer chin scales present beautifully gilted oak leaves design. The interior shows heavy wear to the clamshell silk lining. $2,500.00. More Photos

Wurttemberg  Dragoon reserve officer pickelhaube with white horse hair parade triktor

175IMPHEL1 - Wurttemberg Dragoon reserve officer pickelhaube with white horse hair parade triktor. This pickelhaube features the Wurttemberg horse hair triktor. The wappen features the Maltese cross indicating a reserve officer. The exterior leather shell displays normal but light age cracking. The officer's chin scales are original to the piece as are the two side rosettes. The interior clam shell liner is silk. The leather sweatband is complete and free of tears. $3,750. More Photos

Imperial Prussian Garde du Corps Regimental officer pickelhaube

173O1 - Imperial Prussian Garde du Corps Regimental officer pickelhaube. This exemplary pickelhaube features the Prussian eagle with enameled central crest wappenshield. The enameled crest presents the Prussian motto " SUUM QUIQUE " which is classical Latin for "May All Get Their Due". The silvered sunburst star is positioned over the breast of the highly detailed brass Prussian eagle. The officer's brass chinscales are secured by two rosettes with The one side representing the German national colors and the other the Prussian state colors. The brass base plate that attaches the fluted spike displays four stars further representing officer rank. The leather front and back visors are in excellent condition displaying light age. The front visor is trimmed with brass. The spine matches the rest of the helmet in its patination. The interior displays the standard officer's width leather sweatband and silk clamshell liner. Beneath the liner the attaching hardware for the spike's base plate is clearly evident displaying the hardware's age. This helmet has never been repaired or apart. $4750. More Photos

Imperial Army model 1889 with Damascas presentation blade by W.K.C

163EW19 - Imperial Army model 1889 with Damascas presentation blade by W.K.C. This rare sword identifies an officer who served with the Madgeburg 67th Rgt,. 4TH Company with the presentation that translates to "For Honor and Duty Until Heart and Blade Breaks". This sword features its blued and gold presentation etched dedication and Damascas blade. The blued and gilt presentation is in excellent condition retaining near 100% of its coloration. The blade measures a full 32.0 inches in length. The blade is free of chips, cracks , dark spots and rust. It is triple etched with a gilt leaf design that extends approximately half-way along the upper edge. The owner's initials " D.O.V" are included along this edge. The brass hilt displays the Kaiser Wilhelm crest positioned on a black celluloid wire wrapped grip. The Imperial eagle appears deeply cast on the pommel and folding basket crossguard. The matte nickel plated scabbard is unadorned and in excellent condition. $6500 More Photos

Imperial era Iron Cross 1st Class, screwback

148MAB38 - Imperial era Iron Cross 1st Class, screwback. This cross features the standard Imperial crown design with a two-piece screwback construction. Unmarked. $350. More Photos

Imperial German Army Prussian Ersatz felt picklehaub

1310IMPH2 - Imperial German Army Prussian Ersatz felt picklehaub. Ersatz picklehaubs are rare. They were issued from September 1914 through January 1915 and issued to mainly reserve troops. This excellent example features silvered brass Prussian eagle on the wappenschield holding the sceptor and orb. The leather helmet is in overall excellent condition showing no serious distractions. The pressed felt is in excellent condition having no faults. The leather chinstrap is held in place by two rosettes; the Prussian and the red,black and white national colors. The spike and metal base are affixed with four metal split pins evident on the interior. The full leather liner with its original drawstring shows age with light wear. $1200. More Photos

110 Mai 1884 silver cross medal

134IMPCI1 - Pre WW1-110 Mai 1884 silver cross medal $150. More Photos

Imperial era white feather plume for attachment to shako

132IMPH1 - Imperial era white feather plume for attachment to shako as worn for parade dress with cardboard cylinder case. Rare. $200. More Photos

Army M16 WWI combat helmet

1211HEL44 - Army M16 WWI combat helmet. This helmet features an original "bring-back" condition field gray shell. The front of the helmet has an area where the Doughboy affixed his mailing information to send the helmet home as his souvenir. The interior reveals its original three pad liner. The original leather chinstrap is present. 27. $750. More Photos

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0812H3 - Pickelhaube for enlisted man from Baden. This helmet features a pewter Griffin on the helmet's front plate . All the metal hardware (finial, frontplate, back spineattachments for the kokarden and visor trim) all match for age and wear. The chinstrap is a replacement. The interior is stamped BA XI (?) and dated 1910. The size is 56. Nice example. $925.  More Photos

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0812H4 - Prussian World War I enlisted pickelhaube. This helmet's pewter wappen features the Prussian Imperial eagle clutching the scepter and crown. All the exterior metal fiting show consistent age and wear. The leather chinstrap is a replacement. The black leather body shows normal age crazing. The interior features a complete leather liner in excellent condition. The rear leather neck apron is maker stamped, "HUGO BARUSCH..1915." $950. More Photos

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