Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

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Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by b.loree » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:20 pm

Recently, Tony S. asked me for photos of the "Duchy Wappen" that I have managed to acquire over 40 years of collecting. I took the pictures yesterday and thought why not post them on the forum as well? Unfortunately, I have not been able to find them all :) so I would invite members who have the the missing examples in their collection, to post them here. These are very rare as in most cases there was only one Regiment/Company that wore such special helmet plates.
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JR 91 Oldenburg with Koenig motto.
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JR 91 Model 1915
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JR 95 Note: Laurel leaves on both sides of the shield. Fuerst motto. Helmet date stamped 1888 and 1893.
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JR 94 Note: Oak leaves on the right side of the shield, Laurel leaves on the left. Fuerst motto. Helmet dated 1900.
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Filz helme from JR 153 Ink stamped BA IV which is correct for this Regt. Laurel leaves on both sides of the shield.
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Oldenburg Dragoner 19 officer wappen. Note contrasting star burst, scales and stars.
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Older JR 91 wappen with screw posts and larger star burst.
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JR 91 Officer wappen. Mercury gilding on Eagle, silver frosted star and shield.
In my 40+ year experience as a haube collector, for some reason the Oldenburg M95 OR's pieces were the easiest to find. Any "Fuerst" wappen/helmets are extremely rare and today.... $3,500, the latest price I have seen!
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Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by cptbob » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:44 pm

Very nice set!

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Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by Lars13 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:32 pm

Very impressive Brian,

I only have Prussian EM Pickelhauben so my Wappen collection is very boring :D

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Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by Sandmann » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:57 pm

Love it, thank you for sharing :bravo:
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Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by Amybellars » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:59 am

Very nice. I left my plates all back in Singapore and I am in Australia now so will only be able to admire all these beautiful plates of yours :)

Impressive.

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Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:45 pm

Cool stuff Brian!
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Re: Wappen of the Imperial Duchies

Post by stuka f » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:37 am

Wow!
Love the M15!
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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