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Hello,

from the background, I think I know where the tunic is located, in Vienna. In my opinion, perhaps the most serious and experienced dealer of A-H Orders & Decorations in Austria.

Is there any name inside the jacket? The ribbon should indicate that the former owner was knight of the Military Orde of Maria Theresia...

Best wishes,

Enzo

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Enzo,

There was nothing in the jacket that I could see but I'll have to take abetter look when I am back in the shop. While the owner of the store is very knowledgable, I am always leery of something that looks to-good-to-be true. Hence my question. It is a very interesting tunic but at the price one needs to be sure of what one is buying and I have never bought one of these before. All my Austro-Hungarian tunics are earlier than this one.

Regards,

Gordon

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Charles,

In total, 9 Austrian tunics, but they span from the mid 19th century to the end of the 20th cenntury. I am only adding Austrian tunics to my colllection that I find really interesting. Not enough room for what I have now in my various collections. I missed two First Republic police tunics earlier this year. I don't see many Austrian uniforms for sale since I moved back to Canada.

Regards,

Gordon

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9 tunics is a lot. I have four tunics and I've just made a deal for a 5th that I posted images of on another thread. I thought it was a Sapper Lt tunic and so did (does) seller but now think maybe its a "Militar bauingenieure" or "Technische Beamte des Technischen Militarkomitees" based on information provided by a helpful person on WAF.

I guess the holidays have most busy as I anticipated more input here.

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Elmar : The tunic looks republican to me , first the shade of the grey , second the green collar tabs the most common colour in this era , third the cut , very plain and the absent bar of decorations . the material looks like a light woolen cloth not the late ww1 tricot made almost all of artificial fibres of good look but rather weak . but is only my point of view . the tunic must have some internal tag of taylor taille , etc  ¿can you look inside ? 

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