French commandant képi in its box !

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French commandant képi in its box !

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:40 am

Dear All

Another piece of my French collection, this time a képi for a commandant of the 133 inf. reg. in its box.

The piece is in mint condition, not a single hole, not a scratch, not a smudge and the colours are still vibrant, almost like on the day it was made, back in 1900. It was made by the best uniform manufacturer at the time, E Bidal. All Bidal’s pieces found in the collectors’ market command a higher price due to the very high quality of their equipment.

It belonged to a gentleman named Henri Georges Weild, who was a reserve officer. He died during the Great War, but from natural death.

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Re: French commandant képi in its box !

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:41 am

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Re: French commandant képi in its box !

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 am

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Re: French commandant képi in its box !

Post by Steve Nick » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:47 am

Nice companion piece to the Pickelhaube.

It's in stunning condition!

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Re: French commandant képi in its box !

Post by Sandmann » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:02 pm

Great cap, thank you for sharing :)
Best wishes, Sandy

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Re: French commandant képi in its box !

Post by aicusv » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:34 pm

very nice
fezzes frigidus es

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