Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

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Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

Post by Gustaf » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:21 pm

This is my latest addition, a uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN. It is a put together grouping, but makes a nice representation in the lineup. I would have rather had a uniform of the EMDEN, but I suspect it would be easier to get one of the Kaiser's uniforms. A couple of postcards are coming from Europe to add to the display.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:07 pm

Nice addition!

Should bring it to the show for our tables!

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Post by Gustaf » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:28 pm

J.LeBrasseur wrote:Nice addition!

Should bring it to the show for our tables!

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Easy enough! Do we need two?
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:24 am

one should do, gives us somthing to look for when we are trying to find our tables.

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Post by Adler » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:54 am

Very nice addition! You certainly will have something to talk about!

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Post by RON » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:14 am

Nice! :thumb up:
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Post by ww1czechlegion » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:11 pm

Congratulations Gus, that's a really great looking uniform! :bravo:

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Re: Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

Post by Gustaf » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:10 am

A couple of additions to the SMS Lothringen display, first is a photo of a sailor of the SMS Lothringen with presumably his sister and brother.
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Next is a postcard of the SMS Lothringen.
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It is a used card sent by Masch. Maat Julius Koehly, to his mother (Frau Julius Koehly)
On the front he comments about the lack of amenities, although he is not stationed on the SMS Lothringen, as he is in the Werft Division (Harbour division).
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I have been able to transcribe 80% of the back, it is the standard card home, saying he received the letter yesterday and the card today. He says he will write a big letter tomorrow, and tells of a comrade in the hospital.
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Re: Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

Post by Chip Minx » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:41 am

Gus,

Nice navy items! Were the bottoms part of the set? My pair has the drop-down front flap like the blue wool trousers. I'm also curious about the cap. How is it marked?

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Re: Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

Post by Gustaf » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:59 pm

Hey Chip,
The trousers in the above photo are army, I have recently acquired a pair of the correct trousers from Johan. The material is much different in the Army trousers than the navy.
The cap is marked BAW 9. ?. 09. The set was advertized as a put together set, and the cap and Halsknoten are the key parts in my opinion.
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Re: Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

Post by Gustaf » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:33 pm

Here is a photo of the uniform with the correct trousers, and a bit of equipment.
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I attended the UGCA show in Ogden Utah over the week end and set up a display of German uniforms and equipment, and managed to take first place in the judging (which is actually second as there is a grand prize as well)
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Post by joerookery » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:58 am

Heckuva great display. I agree with James this would make a great addition to the table. We just need to put a not for sale sign on it just so that I have about 10,000 less questions. Even the dog is getting tired of answering them.
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Re: Uniform of a sailor of the S.M.S. LOTHRINGEN

Post by Gustaf » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:53 am

I only take the mannequins to irritate you, James and Daisy.
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