SOS find KAGGR1

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SOS find KAGGR1

Post by mike kelso » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:42 am

This massive board was my first find at SOS. It is the pattern board with a heavy square D cord introduced in 1866, replacing the epaulette, for field grade officers. This pattern was worn until a change for field grade offices in December 1903.

This board was worn by an Oberst in Kaiser Alexander Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr. 1 This board can be dated to after 1889 as the cypher has beveled edges. Cyphers of foreign monarchs begin to use beveled edges by order in 1889. Note also the Russian crown over the cypher.

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:17 pm

Mike that was a great find, it was a pleasure to see it in person.

Also great seeing you again and looking forward to your book.

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Post by b.loree » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:20 pm

Excellent pic and explanation Mike. Now we have to get Steve on board so he can get his photos up!
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Post by b.loree » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:27 pm

Here is another purchase of Steve's from the SOS. I will let him do the explanation.
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Post by Glennj » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:44 pm

Well the former owner of the 3. Kurhessisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 81 board can really only be this chap:

General der Infanterie Prinz Friedrich Karl von Hessen (1868-1940). Chef of I.R. 81 since 24 November 1911 (Gen.d.Inf. on 24.12.14).

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Re: SOS find KAGGR1

Post by mike kelso » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:12 am

Thanks for the information Glenn. I hadn't got around to checking the lists. This was a good find for Steve. He is partial to general officer and royalty boards. Quite the collection.

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Re: SOS find KAGGR1

Post by b.loree » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:13 pm

Like I said before, Glenn is the forum's Sherlock Holmes on tracking down original owners. Well done sir!
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