Jump to content
News Ticker
  • I am now accepting the following payment methods: Card Payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal
  • Latest News

    Recommended Posts

    Some of you know I collect postcards of Imperial German royalty. I was looking at some of my cards today and I noticed that I have two where the dress uniform they are wearing in obviously not dunkleblau, it's something much lighter. Is this some type of feldgrau parade dress uniform or what?

    Here are the two photos:

    IPB ImageIPB Image

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Some German states used a lighter color blue for their uniforms than Prussia. Also royalty would have been given a little more leeway and many may have had more distinctive uniforms made in an even lighter shade. Since I see no swords on any of the medals or Iron Crosses, I would assume these are prewar blue and not 1915 friedenrocks. As to the number of loops, most likely these men are not wearing everything to which they are entitled.

    Edited by Daniel Murphy
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    It seems the Prinz has enough medal loops to last him awhile!

    Yeah. He's kind of a sad character though, on 21 April 1918 the reigning Herzog von Anhalt dies and Prinz Eduard becomes Eduard Herzog von Anhalt. Then he goes and dies on 13 September 1918! Pretty short reign (although not as short as his successor who only reigned from September to November 1918!!!)

    Edited by Mike Dwyer
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Create New...

    Important Information

    We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.