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Hi Mike,

Yes, the colored front piece (the correct name of it escapes me at the moment) was worn for parades and gala occasions.
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As Sandro says - in German Rabatte. In English a Plastron as used by British Army Lancer Regiments.

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Glenn

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And a pic - separately acquired - showing the prince wearing this very tunic .....

How lucky can you get? Look what I scored on e-bay, to complement the Prinz Alfons set ....... :rolleyes:

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I think its time to breath some new life into this thread. I?ve been on my annual shopping tour, and turned up these two beauties. First, a M 1832 Bavarian officers Kasket from the household of Prince Alfons of Bavaria. The label inside identifies it as the former property of Prinzregent Luitpold. :rolleyes:

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Pic # 5. The feathers are in fact more purple than red, but the photoeditingprogram messed them up a bit in hte previous pic. The plugged hole above Bavarian cockade once held the Landcockarde (1841 - 1851). There is also a plugged hole on the other side which at one point clearly held a cockarde (there is an old impression of a cocarde in the leather). The trichter and screw are missing at the moment, but will be with me soon.

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Second, a pair of dress shoulderboards to Wilhelm II as Chef of the Russian infantry regiment Wyborg.

Enjoy!

Regards,

Sandro

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Hi Sandro,

Do you by any chance have any pictures of Prinz Adalbert of Bayern (The WW1 Prince?

Thanks

Chris

Chirs, I?ve done a quick check of my library, and found nothing. If on closer inspection I find a pic, I will be sure to post it.

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Sandro

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Like the other members, I'm in awe of this collection. As my Oma would have said, "Ach du meine Guete". Absolutely outstanding material, Sandro.

Many thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate it, and am pleased that you enjoy my collection.

Regards,

Sandro

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