Garde Feld Artillerie in 3 variations

b.loree

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A fantastic trio congratulations! I have never seen that twisted cord in Prussian colours before and obviously each of these pieces is outstanding. 👍
 

b.loree

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An original photo to compliment this post:
Garde Arty OR M15 Helme.jpg
This is probably my most favourite period photo that I own.
 

KAGGR#1

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Even that feldgrau helmet has a perfect finish to the front visor .
Great photo .
Brian I did not understand your comment about the twisted cord with Prussian colors ?
I di not see it . What am I missing ?
Steve
 

b.loree

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If you look at the interior pic of the private purchase helmet, you will see the liner tongues have a black and white cord through them. Squared tongues as well.
 

KAGGR#1

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Photo question ; We see his collar litzen , but his shoulder straps appear to be without any artillery shell on them ?
Thanks
Steve
 

Snaffles

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Steve - I don’t know much about shoulder straps, but just checked my Moritz Ruhl Die grauen Felduniformen der Deutschen Armee chart for Artillery circa 1910, and it looks like the Garde Fuss Artillerie Regiment had plain shoulder straps with white piping. With apologies for the reflection (it’s framed) see below:


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b.loree

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Thanks for the compliments everyone. Very interesting that we may have identified the artillery unit. Is he wearing the M1910 tunic? I know very little about uniforms. By the way, in digitally cropping the photo I cut off the photographer's name and address: Carl Moldt, Pankow Berlinrstr.3. The reverse side of the photo is blank. My references tell me that GFA was garrisoned at Spandau. As Steve mentioned, even the M15's had a real shine to them when they were new. Obviously, like most of you I have handled many hauben but I can only think of two OR's issued helmets that still had a near flawless finish which was close to "the original" shown here in this photo. One was an M95 Prussian and the other is an M95 Wurttemberg pioneer which I will be working on shortly.
 

Snaffles

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One more Garde Feldartillerie item - officer’s cover9AB1A90F-D978-4C85-B3AA-D62FDBBF3145.jpeg with red manoeuvre band. Named to Lt. Georg Wolf Von Tumpling, 4 Garde-Landwehr Feldartillerie Regt. He appears in the 1914 Rangliste.6D423572-6374-4F98-9F2F-F446BF85CD14.jpegAC745717-A88B-497C-999E-594946165624.jpeg
 

b.loree

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Very interesting that Georg actually had a rubber stamp made up so he could put his name on his belongings, I have never seen that before. Perhaps, he was an only child like myself ? 😊 We tend to be pretty possessive of “our stuff “!
 
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