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  1. 11 hours ago, laurentius said:

    Dear fellow collectors,

    When doing some research I came across the title Fürst and the title Prinz, which in English is translated into prince (Fürstlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern/ Princely House Order of Hohenzollern). However, in Germany there are Fürsten (Fürst zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) and Prinzen (Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein). Although these titles are translated to the same rank in English, are these ranks essentially the same? What makes them different and what was the different standing of the Fürsten and the Prinzen?

    And the follow-up question, is the Dutch rank of Vorst equal to the German rank of Fürst?

    Kind regards and thanks in advance, Laurentius

    The late consort of Queen Juliana , Bernhard was Prins and not Vorst . but his father Bernhard van Lippe Biesterfeld was Vorst ;Furst :

  2. Gentlemen , When WW1 began some officers wear plain collar patches on the collar of the 1907 1910 Fielduniform . General Staff officers ,carmine plain patches, Medical officers ,dark blue plain patches piped red , Juridical officers ,light blue piped red and Paymasters officers ,dark blue piped white . finally Veterinarians wear plain crimson patches . and crimson piping of the SBs . but never i noticed about Infantry or  field or foot artillery wearing plain collar patches with 1907 1910 field uniform . probably the Painter embellished the uniform of his client , and not all the Artists know necessary much about uniforms 

  3. Hello ,I found that the pic is from 1912 and between December 1910 until June 1916 Major Maxwell was Military Secretary of the Viceroy Of India Lord Hardinge . then the Uniform showed must be a pattern only used by Officers of the Army appointed to the Viceroy Service

    The Embroidery is similar to that of the one of the Viceroys uniform coat .

  4. Until the death of Francis Joseph I his Cypher was carried on swordknots ,cockades etc .and you can determine if the item belonged to the Austrian or Hungarian because in the Austrian the Cypher was FJ1 and in the Hungarian 1 FJ . when Kaiser Karl was crowned the monogram changed but unified in only the K . 

  5. Linasl . Some of the details of the Helmet puzzled me. One the round base for the spike. usually it was cruciform . Two the two buttons and a segment of chain over the front peak . Its incongruent . Three , the ornated reinforcment at the back is rare too. Four ,the absence of the cartouche or amazon shield below de eagle is also rare. Perhaps it is a Civil Servant helmet ,high rank 

  6. Mark , The Italian Army rank stars of WW1 and WW2 were practically the same . the type that you posted . during WW1 they were carried on the Shoulder Boards until December 1915 and onwards on the cuffs . the stars were silver coloured for company Officers and Staff Officers . Gold stars were for Generals . the measure was circa 20 mm . the construction was generally of good quality . the stars on the pic appears to be of good quality . a variation was braided stars 

  7. Simius , By a chance the book that you said to have is Kiralyiert Es Hazaert ? I bought it in Budapest during April 1993 . In Hungarian but with a German summary and explication of each plate. with the help of a Lexicon and time I learned basic hungarian 

  8. Simius , Dont try please to enforce the History . Its true that the Hungarian Parliament intented to retire of the KuK Army all Hungarians but to no avail .apart not all the Hungarians were from the 1848 Party . I remember tou that the first Commander of the Honved was Archduke Joseph Karl Ludwig 1831 1905 ,son of the Archduke Joseph the Palatin of Hungary . and it was the Commander until his death in 1905. Remember also that the Honved dont have a proper General Corps, the Colonels of the Honved once nominated as General changed their tshako plate to the KuK eagle . altough he continued to wear the Hungarian General Uniform . The Generals of the KuK army commanded to the Honved weared also the so called Maria Theresa uniform for hungarian generals

  9. Simius . The 32 Honved Infantry Regiments weared a distinctive uniform, different of that of the Hungarian Regiments of the Common Army . In 1914 the peacetime uniform comprised a double breasted blue jacket with red hungarian knots braided  on the cuffs and rear of the collar which was also contoured with red cord . Madder red . buttons were yellow metal ,the tight fitting Hungarian trouser were light blue and with Hungarian knots braided in red cord on the front of the legs . In Pike Grey Field Uniform the Honved Infantry wear Slate Grey collar patches for all the Regiments and slate grey knots on the trousers . All the Hungarian Common Regiments named by Ian weared collar patches in regimental colour and yellow black braid on trousers .

  10. Simius . You are wrong , into the Kaiserlich und Koeniglich Army existed Hungarian Infantry Regiments Indeed . They wear the bear paws and the yellow black braid on the tight fitting Hungarian trousers . The men into these units were mostly Hungarian ethnics , 

  11. 17 hours ago, Antonio Prieto said:

    Edited post with the images

    The emblem of the first image corresponds to the pilot and observer courses. It is after the Second World War, and made of silver, surely by an officer who wanted something more quality in the badge and had the money to pay the jeweler or artist. But this model does not look like Rokiski, because it does not bear the marks that it included in its pieces, as can be seen in one of the images

    I agree Antonio.Rokiski ever put his tradename .

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