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My Complete Wappen collection

Post by b.loree » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:46 pm

Some, more specific examples from my wappen collection:

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Top Or's wappen JR 117, Bottom Or's Pionier Batl. Nr 10

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Oldenburg Officer JR 91 , Wurttemberg Reserve Officer
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Post by kaiser » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:28 am

nice :thumb up:

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Post by stuka f » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:49 am

Very nice!
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Post by Khukri » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:07 pm

Great collection !

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Post by b.loree » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:19 pm

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Top left, an example of the cupro aluminium Prussian OR wappen, below Prussian OR reservist, right M1860 OR's plate from Feld Arty Regt #1,2,3,6 Fus Arty #1,2,3

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Top older style OR Garde Grenadier Wappen, bottom Garde officer wappen. Note on the OR...adler tail is fused with sword and sceptre hilts. More......
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Post by stuka f » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:25 pm

Love them!
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Post by Leone » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:04 pm

Nice plates. Some of them are on my wishes list. :thumb up:

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:32 pm

Nice wappen collection :thumb up:

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by b.loree » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:40 pm

Some Tschako wappen:
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Top left M15, Neu silber OR, bottom Officer, mid war due to the use of split brads instead of screw posts.

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Reverse side, note on the Neu Silber wappen the extra loop soldered just below the neck on the eagle. This loop was used to attach the feldzeichen to those felt tschakos which were made without the usual stitched pocket behind the wappen. My thanks to Zebedeus for this information
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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by b.loree » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:45 am

Today's posting: OR Saxe Inf. wappen and OR's from Ulan Regt #13 and of course an OR's Garde Stern.

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The Saxe wappen is pre 1895 due to the use of screw posts, note also the use of soldered prongs to hold the shield on to the star.
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Post by edwin » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:29 pm

Very nice and thanks for sharing!

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Post by b.loree » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:22 pm

Todays post JzP OR and an OR's tschapka plate:
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My thanks to T Schnurr for selling me the JzP

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Note the extra solder on the Tschapka wappen at points where they typically can break.
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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by b.loree » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:15 pm

Todays post, a pair of Bavarian post 1896 OR's wappen. The one with the silver cross is of course, a reservist. The pre 1896 wappen had the extra laurel vines between the lion's legs which these do not.
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Both of these, have loops soldered on the reverse.
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Post by b.loree » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:02 pm

Merry Christmas to all!! Today's post...Baden neu silber OR wappen. Possibly worn by Dragoner Regts, 20,21,22, Pioneer Battalion 14

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by Zebedeus » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:51 pm

b.loree wrote: Reverse side, note on the Neu Silber wappen the extra loop soldered just below the neck on the eagle. I suspect this represents a private purchase piece.
No, it's an issued wappen and it is quite rare.
Some felt ersatz shakos dont have the feldzeichen frontal pocket sewn behind eagle but instead they have a third rectangular hole in the middle for that loop. The feldzeichen is blocked passing its wire through a cut at the top of the shako and inside through that loop so the pocket it's not necessary. I have seen also this way to block the feldzeichen on felt lacquered and cardboard lacquered tshako because they rarely have the feldzeichen pocket. Hope you understand my explanation as my english is poor.

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Post by b.loree » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:35 pm

Thank you very much "Z" for that clarification, I will add that to the wappen description. Your English is excellent by the way, very easy to understand. :thumb up:
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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by Leone » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:46 pm

I have the same loop on hussar bandeau and tshako eagle.

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by pointystuff » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:59 pm

Leone wrote:I have the same loop on hussar bandeau and tshako eagle.
I have one of gray steel for a hussar busby, too.

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Post by Westfront » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:54 am

Great wappen collection :bravo: .

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by Zebedeus » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:46 pm

Leone wrote:I have the same loop on hussar bandeau and tshako eagle.
hello, i have never had the pleasure to inspect in my hand an ersatz busby made of felt, but the few i've seen in photo or museums (Fort de la Pompelle) haven't the frontal pocket so I think they could have an extra loop similarly to the ersatz tshako wappen. It's my conjecture, nothing proved. Nobody has an ersatz busby in his collection?
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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by ww1czechlegion » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:40 pm

Excellent collection Brian, congratulations! :bravo:

Thanks for taking the time to post them! =D>

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by Bungo » Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:27 am

A great resource, thank you.

Could you please post a close up of the Saxon OR's wappen? I'm interested to get a feel for the detail in the stripes on the crest. Thanks!

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Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Post by pointystuff » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:27 am

I have only the gray bandeau.
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Leone wrote:I have the same loop on hussar bandeau and tshako eagle.
hello, i have never had the pleasure to inspect in my hand an ersatz busby made of felt, but the few i've seen in photo or museums (Fort de la Pompelle) haven't the frontal pocket so I think they could have an extra loop similarly to the ersatz tshako wappen. It's my conjecture, nothing proved. Nobody has an ersatz busby in his collection?

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