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  1. Dirk

    Prussian 16th Dragoon officer

    Beautiful!
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    Details of a Friedrich Order, Knights Cross 2nd Class

    Thank you again John! And now at the Max trying not to get to heavy into imperial....just buying reference books
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    Details of a Friedrich Order, Knights Cross 2nd Class

    John thank you! It is not connected to a single soldier...but once I got a stein to this unit I started to build a collection of Wurttemberg items... the madness begins ;)
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    Details of a Friedrich Order, Knights Cross 2nd Class

    Here are some additional photos of the bar
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    A Few Foot Garde Portraits

    Steve thank you! I have been admiring your posts and seeing your amazing collection!
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    Train Battalion 8

    Thank you! I did not know where TB 8 was home based!
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    Train Battalion 8

    Philippe thank you! That is a beautiful helmet you have there!
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    Train Battalion 8

    Here is one I found a number of years ago. I believe it’s from Train Battalion 8. It did not have cockades when found.
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    Since it's been awhile... Garde Kurrasier Regiment Officer

    Ok now that’s stunning!!!!
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    Takahashi the Spy

    Thank you John….it was a discovery while I was researching US forces in China after the Boxer period. Probably from a series of photos he took in the field that a soldier or sailor could later go into his studio and buy. As I said above, I see his work from time to time, but the Japanese are...
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    Takahashi the Spy

    If anyone has read Robert Whittaker’s “Dragon Master” about Lt Gunther Pluschow’s adventures in the sky above Tsingtao during the siege, you might remember the author noting a Japanese photographer named T. Takahashi. Takahashi was a Japanese photographer who set up a studio in Tsingtau before...
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    Pickelhaubes my collection.

    Indeed beautiful to see so many together! Thank you for sharing!
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    Guard

    Thank you! I was not aware of the removal or over painting to accommodate wartime security. Again thank you for the review of the helmet….I have been reading numerous posts on the site getting caught back up on the hobby and will be picking up a few new reference books. This really is a great...
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    Guard

    Here you are!
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    Guard

    Thank you! No sadly, not that I can see….it is blacked…..am not sure if it was messed with or not before I got it in 78. Let me re-photo the interior for you to inspect.
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    Guard

    I have had this one for decades….I bought it as a kid from the long gone Soldier Shop of New York City in the late 70’s. Liner was long gone even then….but it was within my price range at the time
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    A Few East Asian Expeditionary Corps Images

    Here are a few more from my small collection of East Asian Expeditionary Corps images. The first I believe is an artillery man. Shown with his issued straw hat. Noting he lacks a China Medal, so this must have been taken shortly after the Boxer Rebellion, during early occupation duties in North...
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    My little Pickelhaubes collection…

    Beautiful!
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    Some Kaiserliche Marine Asiatic Portraits

    Thank you!….I have more to add from Tsingtau
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    Some Kaiserliche Marine Asiatic Portraits

    Thank you both!
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