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... and if the boards don't do it for you, the interior might ......

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Sandro

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Incredible Sandro, just incredible :jumping::jumping: . I am speechless. thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

Christophe

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Many thanks for your kind words, Christophe, glad you like my new finds.

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Sandro

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Sandro, I just don't know what to say! I've run out of complimentary words to say about your beautiful, awe-inspiring collection. :jumping::jumping:

Yes, even without the lable that left sleeve on the dragoner coat was a giveaway. :Cat-Scratch:

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Many thanks, Mike, and well spotted. Happy to share these with the Forum.

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Sandro

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Fantastic... I had missed the last posting... incredible stuff!!!!!!!

Thanks Chris.

Best regards,

Sandro

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Unbelievable! Are they having a garage sale at Doorn? :rolleyes:

Chip

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What can one say, except absolutely outstanding items, Sandro. Are the decorations filler pieces, or did they also come from the wearer's of the tunics?

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Chip, Vince,

Many thanks for the kind words. Vince, the decorations, although to my knowledge not originally owned by the owners of the tunics shown, are not filler pieces.

May have some further pics to post in the next few weeks, so watch this space.

Best regards,

Sandro

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A few more, general from Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Rankinsignia are for a Generaloberst im Range eines Generalfeldmarschalls but although the boards are original, I?m not sure whether anyone ever held that rank in the Mecklenburgische Armee. Possibly, a previous owner added one or two pips. Still, a very rare tunic.

Sandro,

Have you finish your Mecklenburg-Schwerin General's display?

Charles

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Sandro,

Do you have any new items to add to this wonderful thread?

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This is a brilliant thread! I must say, I haven´t seen it before...

Unfortunately I don´t have any rare uniforms or parts, just photos, and I want you to show some of my rarest photos.

 

1) Königs-Schießabzeichen for saxon MG-troops

2) Fahnenträger-Abzeichen Mecklenburg-Schwerin. I. or II./89

3) A member of an INA (Infanterie-Nachrichten-Abteilung)

Have you ever seen a Fahnenträger-Abzeichen of this unit? Every bopok only shows paintings...

Edited by The Prussian

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Heavy gear did you Gents notice these when they were at auction?

 

Eric

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It's amazing how much of Wilhelm II's stuff is showing up in private collections. I know he had tons of uniforms and not all of them would have ended up at Doorn, but where are these coming from? I have asked repeatedly if anyone knows if Doorn was thinning out the collection, perhaps to keep the museum open, but no one has revealed anything to this point. Perhaps the source is kept secret for good reason?

Chip

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How many uniforms did WII have? I've heard over 100 field gray and probably as many color. I wonder how many foreign uniforms he had.

Austrian

England

Russia

Ottoman

Bulgaria

Etc

And how many for each country?

I really think Sandro should sale me his WII field gray tunic...

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Hello!

He owned at least those uniforms, from which units he used to be holder (Inhaber), chef or "Colonel of honour" (Ehrenoberst)

 

Inhaber des

Chef des

  • Kaiserlich Russischen St. Petersburger Leib-Garde-Grenadier-Regiments „König Friedrich Wilhelm III.“
  • 85. Infanterie-Regiments „Wyborg“, (Russland)
  • 13. Husaren-Regiments „Narva“ (Russland)
  • 12. Balkan-Infanterie-Regiments „Balkanski“ (Bulgarien)
  • 10. Kavallerie-Regiments (Bulgarien)

Ehrenoberst des

  • Königlich Großbritannischen 1. Dragoner-Regiments
  • Königlich Portugiesischen 4. Reiter-Regiments
  • Königlich Spanischen Dragoner-Regiments „Numancia“
  • Kaiserlich russischer Generalfeldmarschall
  • Kaiserlich Osmanischer Feldmarschall
  • Feldmarschall der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Armee Österreich-Ungarns
  • Königlich Großbritannischer Feldmarschall
  • Königlich Großbritannischer Ehrenadmiral der Flotte
  • Königlich schwedischer Flaggenadmiral
  • Königlich norwegischer Ehrenadmiral
  • Königlich dänischer Ehrenadmiral
  • Admiral der Kaiserlich russischen Flotte
  • Ehrenadmiral der Kgl. griechischen Flotte
Edited by The Prussian

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Blimey Andy how many pr of shoes did he have.

 

Eric

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