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  1. The coat is basically a 1910 field grey tunic for officers with cavalry type collar of the model used By Dragoons and the Bavarian Heavy Cavalry ,but the breast pockets are not reglamentary and the turn up cuffs are higher than the usual swedish Cuffs of 1910 tunics . regarding the lost Reichscockade some Bavarians were prone to forget the upper cockade in the Field .as the pic is dated 1915 logically if Bavarian Ludwig dont carry the Aschinger Borte introduced in 1916

  2. Hello Petr , The first photo shows a private of the Austro Hungarian Army belonging to a Hungarian Regiment ,you can see the Hungarian knots on the trousers . A Hungarian Regiment of the Common Army because of the belt clasp with the double headed eagle and not the crowned shield of Royal Hungarian Army. The second photo shows Petrov in a Court uniform a Palace one . The third is a Cavalry Uniform , Royal Escort I guess . the Fourth is to me a Police Officer Uniform or.. a Palace official everyday uniform 

  3. 13 hours ago, paul wood said:

    its an inspectorate badge made in Belgrade what the second word means "ODERANE" google tranzlate has not the faintest  lovely and rare, probably to fo with fiving or salvage.


    Oderane appears as Gehautete in German . well in English it is Flayed .

    Not Royal Yugoslav because no crown on top,Not Titoist Yugoslavia because no Red star on top. certainly Diver badge, Laurel Leaves and not oak leaves ,

    Happy New Year to all ! Happy and moreover Healthy !

  4. According to Raymond Cartier in his bio of Hitler until the take of the power, The photo was taken by Heinrich Hoffmann in 1914. its very possible, Hoffmann was in 1914 a well known photograph. well ,in 1920 Hoffmann joined the NSDAP, beginning a long relationship with Hitler . he was an active graphic propagandist of the future Fuhrer . In these context Hoffmann coul have inserted the face of Hitler in the famous photo . to confirm the words of Adolf .

  5. On 23/11/2020 at 15:39, Glenn J said:


    that does not say Ferd. but KARL.  The letters after the date denote his seniority amongst other officers promoted on the same date. He survived the war, becoming a General Staff Hauptmann.  As can bee seen from this photo from the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, he was reactivated in WW2.





    Double underlay Shoulder boards, retired list

  6. On 15/07/2006 at 12:15, Chris Boonzaier said:




    Could very well be true. I saw many of them in morocco in the silver markets and I have a lighter made by a POW (I am not sure if Boer war or WW1) with inlaid Thalers.


    It seems to have been the USD of Africa in the 19th, early 20th centiry.

    The Maria Theresa Thaler was until 1936 the most apreciated currency in Ethiopia. inclusive during the Italian ocupation the Invaders were not succesful in erradicate the Thaler. 

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