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More Prussian Standard Bearers

Post by b.loree » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:46 pm

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I went to a Show today and picked these up. I understand the smaller of the 2 is the typical Infantry Flag Bearer's sleeve patch. The other larger piece with red flags is a bit of a mystery and I would really appreciate some information on it. The pictures
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Post by kaiser » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:33 pm

Maybe its due to the fact they were made in diferent factories that the are diffrent in dimentions or there where no surtan regulations in witch size these had to be made

Great find by the way

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Post by ww1czechlegion » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi Brian,

I was thinking that the smaller size "shield" shape may have been trimmed down in size. It's my understanding that the shape of the larger size one with Red Standartes is the size/shape they are supposed to be in original configuration.

They're both very attractive and rare to find. Congratulations on acquiring them! =D>

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Post by Westfront » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:30 am

Nice and rare patches :thumb up:

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Re: More Prussian Standard Bearers

Post by b.loree » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks to all. I am being told that the yellow flag one, is the standard Prussian sleeve patch for Infantry. The other larger red one, according to experts is not true military but probably a 1920's veterans association standard bearer's patch. The embroidery on both of these is of excellent period quality. Note also that like the first Bavarian patch, the red Prussian has a cloth backing and shows the embroidery threads on the reverse. The standard Prussian infantry has a black cloth backing, covering the embroidery.
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Re: More Prussian Standard Bearers

Post by edwin » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:10 am

Nice finds, congrats!

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