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WW1 1916 DATED GUMMIMASKE & TIN



SUPERB EARLY EXAMPLE - DATED 1916 - THE EYE PIECES NOT ATTACHED BUT 2 ORIGINAL SPARES INCLUDED.
EX MICHAEL BALDWIN COLLECTION

Code: 50711

750.00 GBP


EXCELLENT 1918 DATED LEDERSHUTZMASKE



CHOICE EXAMPLE WITH DATE TO FILET AND TIN - FILTER STILL HAS CARD COVER .
ONE MINOR NECK STRAP IS INCOMPLETE AND THE TIN HAS ONLY PART OF ITS CARRY STRAP .

Code: 50710

500.00 GBP


EARLY WW1 GUMMIMASKE GAS MASK SET



EARLY C1916 GUMMIMASKE IN GOOD CONDITION.WITH LARGE FLANGE AND DATED FILTER. ALL STRAPS COMPLETE , COMPLETE WITH THE BOTTOM PART OF A SPARE FILTE CAN AND ITS ORIGINAL SIZE 3 CARRYING BAG SHOWING SIGNS OF DAMAGE .

EX MICHAEL BALDWIN COLLECTION

Code: 50709

Reserved


PRINCE HEINRICH OF BAVARIA'S 1916 DATED TUNIC



AN IMPORTANT TUNIC MADE FOR PRINCE HEINRICH OF BAVARIA OF THE 1ST ROYAL BAVARIAN HEAVY CAVALRY REGIMENT. TUNIC IN EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION WITH NO MOTH NIPS. ONE SMALL REPAIR TO THE STITCHING AT THE BACK. INSIDE OF THE COLLAR SHOWS SOME WEAR. MUNICH MAKER LABEL TO THE INSIDE. POCKET INSIDE WITH NAMED LABEL DATED 1916. 36 INCH CHEST.

AT THE AGE OF 17, FOLLOWING HIS ABITUR, HEINRICH JOINED THE BAVARIAN ARMY WITH THE RANK OF LEUTNANT. INITIALLY, HE SERVED WITH THE ROYAL BAVARIAN INFANTERIE-LEIB-REGIMENT, BUT LATER WAS REASSIGNED THE 1ST ROYAL BAVARIAN HEAVY CAVALRY “PRINCE CHARLES OF BAVARIA”.

AFTER THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR I, THE REGIMENT SAW ACTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT, WHERE PRINCE HEINRICH WAS BADLY WOUNDED. UPON RECOVERING, HE RETURNED TO HIS OLD INFANTRY REGIMENT AND IN JUNE 1915, WAS PROMOTED TO MAJOR. AT THE SAME TIME, HE WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF THE III. BATTALION OF THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED DEUTSCHES ALPENKORPS STATIONED IN THE CARNIC ALPS. IN LATE 1916, THE BATTALION WAS TRANSFERRED TO ROMANIA WHERE IT FOUGHT AT TURNU ROŞU PASS. ON 7 NOVEMBER 1916, DURING OPERATIONS IN THE AREA NEAR POIANA SPINULUI, WHILE CONDUCTING A PERSONAL RECONNAISSANCE OF THE FRONT LINE, HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY ROMANIAN SOLDIERS. HIS LAST WORDS REPORTEDLY WERE, "NOBLESSE OBLIGE. I DO NOT MEAN THAT WITH RESPECT TO MY FAMILY BUT RATHER MY DUTY AS AN OFFICER."4

HEINRICH'S BODY WAS TRANSPORTED BACK TO MUNICH, WHERE HE WAS BURIED BY HIS FATHER’S SIDE AT THE THEATINERKIRCHE. POSTHUMOUSLY ON 6 MARCH 1917, FOR HIS EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY, HE WAS AWARDED THE KNIGHT'S CROSS OF THE MILITARY ORDER OF MAX JOSEPH. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN AWARDED THE IRON CROSS, 1ST CLASS FOR ACTIONS IN JUNE 1916.HEINRICH WAS BORN IN MUNICH, BAVARIA. HE WAS THE ONLY CHILD OF PRINCE ARNULF OF BAVARIA AND HIS WIFE PRINCESS THERESE OF LIECHTENSTEIN.

HEINRICH WAS BROUGHT UP IN MUNICH, WHERE ONE OF HIS TUTORS WAS JOSEPH GEBHARD HIMMLER, THE FATHER OF HEINRICH HIMMLER. THE ELDER HIMMLER WAS AN ARDENT ROYALIST WHO, FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF HIS SECOND SON, PETITIONED THE PRINCE TO ALLOW HIM TO BE NAMED AFTER HIM - HEINRICH. THE PRINCE AGREED AND ALSO BECAME HEINRICH HIMMLER'S GODFATHER.2 "{H}E TOOK A LIVELY INTEREST IN THE PROGRESS OF HIS GODSON AND IN HOW THE HIMMLERS WERE FARING. IT WAS A WARM RELATIONSHIP, AS IS SHOWN BY THE PRESERVED CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GEBHARD AND THE PRINCE; AT CHRISTMAS THE HIMMLERS REGULARLY RECEIVED A VISIT FROM THE PRINCE AND HIS MOTHER.

Code: 50708

9500.00 GBP


PRINCE HEINRICH OF BAVARIA'S 1916 DATED TUNIC



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Code: 50707

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4.R. JAGER zu PFERDE METALHELM UBERZUG



UBERZUG FOR AN OTHER RANKS JzP HELMET. THREE IRON HOOKS TO THE FRONT, THE REAR ORIGINALLY HAVING FOUR STEEL HOOKS, ONE MISSING. SIZE MARK OF 58.5. NO MOTH NIPS TO THE GREEN WOOLEN 4. SOME VERY LIGHT STAINING MARKS IN LIGHT BROWN RUST FROM THE STEEL SHELL. NO WEAR HOLES. TWO CANVAS REINFORCING PATCHES FOR THE COCKADES, ONE OF THESE WITH A SMALL WEAR HOLE

Code: 50706

900.00 GBP


SAXE-COBERG BATTLE DAMAGED PICKELHAUBE



RARE M-95 PATT PICKELHAUBE FOR THE STATE OF SAXE-COBERG WITH FUERST WAPPEN WITH THE 95.R. FRONT PLATE WITH DOUBLE OAK LEAF. TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, A HOLE FROM EITHER A SMALL PIECE OF SHRAPNEL OR A BULLET. THIS CAUSING A HEAD WOUND TO THE WEARER. INSIDE WITH DRIED BLOOD STAINING. AT THIS POINT, THE LINING DRIED AND CRACKED, TYPICAL OF LONG TERM BLOOD STAINING, BLOOD NOT GOOD FOR LEATHER. REAR PEAK MARKED J.R.95, 1907. WITH ITS ORIGINAL STATE COCKADE AND CHINSTRAP, IN COMPLETELY UNTOUCHED CONDITION. VERY EVOCATIVE WW1 SOUVENIR, POSSIBLY KILLED IN ACTION HELMET.

Code: 50705

2650.00 GBP


NAMED 1914 DATED SAXON 179.R. OFFICERS TUNIC



VERY GOOD CONDITION 1910 PATT FELDGRAU OFFICERS TUNIC. SHOULDER STRAPS TO THE 179 SAXON INFANTRY REGIMENT. LEIPZIG MAKER LABEL WITH ORIGINAL OWNERS NAME AND DATE TO OCTOBER 1914. FRONT WITH LOOPS FOR THE IRON CROSS AND A MEDAL RIBBON BAR. 35 INCH CHEST. ONE MOTH NIP TOT HE FRONT, AND ONE TO THE BACK, OTHERWISE EXCELLENT. THE 179.R. ONE OF THE ACTIVE REGIMENTS FACING THE BRITISH INCLUDING THE 1914 XMAS TRUCE, THEN REMAINING IN FLANDERS FIGHTING THE BRITISH FOR REMAINDER OF THE WAR INCLUDING YPRES, ARRAS, LOOS, THEN ONTO THE SOMME.

Code: 50704

2850.00 GBP


NAMED 1914 DATED SAXON 179.R. OFFICERS TUNIC



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Code: 50703

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BATTLE DAMAGED BAVARIAN ERSATZ PICKELHAUBE



CIRCA 1914 BLACK FINISH STEEL PICKELHAUBE BY BING OF NURNBERG. ISSUED TO THE 21ST BAVARIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT. HAS A LARGE EXIT HOLE FROM FRONT TO BACK. EITHER A SMALL PIECE OF SHRAPNEL OR BULLET CAUSING MASSIVE HEAD WOUND TAKING SOME OF THE SKULL WITH IT. LINING GONE LEAVING JUST SOME OF THE WOOLEN PADDING. IN UNTOUCHED CONDITION OVERALL.

Code: 50702

950.00 GBP


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