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 UHLAN CAVALRY ALBUM (Item KHISTORY 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: This richly decorated photograph album is from the 2nd Hannover Uhlan, Light Cavalry, Regiment Number 14. It is from around the 1880’s and was presented to the brigade commander by the officer corps of the 2nd Regiment Number 14. The album is covered in rich Ghana style leather with a velvet center panel containing a brass plaque with the symbol of the regiment. Bronze floral designs trace the edges of the leather cover. Inside is a beautiful hand painted and lettered presentation page with the Hohenzollern and Kaiser Reich eagles. Also inside are 29 studio portrait images of the regimental officers showing them in full dress uniform wearing medals and swords. If one takes the time to look on the backs of the pictures, the assembler wrote the names of the men on the reserve of each picture. The studio signs all the photos where they were taken, mostly at Erfurt and Berlin. A page from the Deutsches Rangliste comes with the album and it shows the very same names as are written on the reserves of the photographs. Henning and Von Schultz are two of them shown in the rangliste and on the backs. The cover is 20 ½" x 13" and the album is 3 ¼" thick. The locking device that once held the album shut has been lost during the years but in general the album is in fine shape. This is a real piece of history from the age of "High adventure and Glory."

PRICE:  $989.00

 

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 WOODEN STATUE OF VON HINDENDURG (Item KHISTORY 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fantastic wood carving of Germany's greatest field marshal, who won decisive victories over the Russians at Tannenberg, 1914, and the Masaurian Lakes, 1915. Paul von Hindenburg, 1847-1934, was also the president of post-WWI Germany. He was extremely popular with the German people. Many paintings, enamels, bronzes, and other art forms commemorate this, the greatest of old soldiers. But this is the first wood carving I have seen in my many years of experience in this field. It should be noted that to make an accurate likeness in wood sculpture is the very height of artistic expression; much more difficult than a painting or the clay modeling that precedes the actual sculpting of a bronze statue. Mistakes often curse such a project to doom where the other art forms can be corrected many times over. This artist, who has signed the master carving, is a man by the name of E. Renner. He can be looked up in German listings of the greatest of wood carvers. The most interesting thing about the rendering is that the Imperial Staff Chief (his WWI rank) is shown wearing the armor and garb of a Teutonic knight of old. This is Germanic tradition-to portray their leaders of note in the regalia of knighthood. Many of you have seen the later German leader A H not I ebay dressed in this manner with mount and lance. This was a famous painting that was exhibited at the House of German Art. The statue of Hindenburg is mounted on a separate plinth and may have been used as hiding place for money or jewels in a wealthy homestead??? This is definitely the type art that had cost dearly in its day. The height is near 34 inches with base. The base is 8 ½ inches square and is about 12 inches high. This is without a doubt a fantastic historic treasure worthy as a center piece for any Imperial of general Germanic collection or museum setting.

PRICE: $3,500.00.

 

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 Fantastic WWI German Book in Giant Edition (Item KHISTORY 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Ehrendenkmal der Deutschen Armee und Marine, 1871-1918; this is a huge book 2 ½ inches thick and 11 ¼ X 15 ½ inches. It was published in 1927 by the German National Verlag and given in honor to commemorate the 80th birthday of the Reich's President and General Field Marshal von Hindenburg. It contains 658 beautiful pages with 40 sepia-tone and full-color, full-page illustrations, and a beautiful fold-out color uniform display page at the back-cover insert. This is possibly the most exhaustive and heroic attempt to chronicle the history of Germany's valiant servicemen in their efforts for the Deutsches Vaterland. The beauty of this massive volume is obvious, but it can also be considered a historic treasure that should be carefully preserved as it undoubtedly was a special edition presented by government sources to libraries and other archival repositories. They don't come better than this. A virtual treasure chest of knowledge and a bibliophile's dream!

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 Rare Book on German Imperial Uniforms (Item KHISTORY 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: Das Deutsches Heer is the ultimate uniform book of the Imperial German Army. It almost seems it was made for official sources such as foreign military offices and officials. It is stamped in the front that it is from the collection of Carlos Maria Naon. The pages have number stampings 1-30. It seems to be from the 1890's and the prints are still in vivid color. The pages show age, but are in perfect condition. Each grouping of soldiers numbers from 11 to 15 in the accurate uniform of his corps-Guard Corps, Prussian Army Corps, 1 through 15. Then the Bavarian Army Corps, 1 and 2; the Stabswachen, Gendarmerie, the Unteroffizier-Schulen and Castle Guards, the Cadet Corps, the bands, the Wacht guards, subordinate officers, the cavalry, the Rittmeister, the officers of the general staff, the Landwehr, etc. At the last part of the book there are some typewritten sheets pasted in translating the German descriptions into Spanish. The book is in very fine overall condition except for the spine which is loose, but holding well! It measures 11 ¾ x 9 inches and is ½ inch thick. The book is definitely extremely rare and a true treasure to the German Army enthusiast.

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WW I Aviation (Germany) [Incredible group of items from a flyer named Andreas Jansen] (Item KHISTORY 1-5)

DESCRIPTION:This is an incredible group of items from a flyer by the name of Andreas Jansen, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1897, who flew a Zweidecker, biplane, in 1919, when he belonged to the Luftfahrer Verband He was member no. 8267. He joined this outfit because flying was in his blood having been a combat flyer in WW I. This is one of the best pilot groups we have ever seen out of this period. It includes:
   His Flugzeugführer pass with information and picture
   His WW I flyer's badge in silver; very fine example
   The propeller tip from his airplane
   A hard-card photo of him (first on left) with two of his friends    The Verdienst Kreuz 1914 from city of Hamburg
   The stickpin in enamel for membership in the Luftfahrer Verband (silver marked "LLERCH" 800)    A photo album containing 23 photographs starting with a great picture of Jansen, himself, posing with a comrade in front of his biplane. Then a picture taken for fun of him second from left where all these officers are in the act of dislodging a huge wheel. On the next page there is a group picture of German officers all wearing artillery Pickelhaubes, spike helmets. His father may be in this scene. Then a couple of photos of his family's estate and a photo of some of the airmen butchering a pig.
   Next, a group shot of flyers and single picture of Jansen's friend while on the next is (signed) in 1918 dashing with flyer's scarf about his neck. On the next page are two pictures from the air of the Wartburg near Eisenach. It was here in May 4, 1521 that Frebrih the Wise, the Elector allowed Martin Luther to be brought. It was here he translated the New Testament into German from the original Greek. The other aerial picture is the Volkerschlacthdenkmal by Leipzig, the monument to the battle of nations against Napoleon in 1813. On this page there is also a really neat picture of Jansen (first on right) with Kameraden and his mascot mastiff. There is also a picture of him with his airplane and his tail gunner pilot, 1918. The next page has scenes from the Fleigerheim, flyer's command HQ, and a shot of his plane and a crushed aircraft, plus more of Jansen with air buddies. Next, war damage and Jansen as a boy with an aquarium. Next pictures of British prisoners and Andreas on skis wearing his uniform!. The next, a way station at the front and a picture of our hero at a switchboard.
   Three pictures of WW I aircraft mounted to glass; probably were framed at one time
   A postcard-type photo (but original) of a biplane in the clouds with a letter to his parents from Andreas dated August 22, 1918, signed Andreas and it seems to be from "your flyer son."
   A picture of a smashed German fighter aircraft (his?)
   A picture of German airmen at the front sitting at an outdoor, makeshift table.
   A letter dated April 2, 1919 with stamp from König. Preuss. (?) in Hamburg and it must be important as it has been numbered no. 8267. It mentions in opening Fleiger Jansen and his rank and section and then the date September 9, 1918 and signed at the bottom by the Abteilungsführer (section leader). This seems to be a good reference for Jansen.
   This is definitely a great grouping seldom seen this complete. We are very proud to offer it for museums, or for fine collections worldwide.

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 German Fireman’s Certificate of Honor (Item KHISTORY 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a framed document that is an outright beautiful piece of Germanic art in its own right. It’s in absolutely beautiful condition. It is a certificate for long and faithful service presented to one Herrn Franz Nuss in 1921 in recognition and appreciation of his service as founder and on the occasion of his 29 years of dutiful deeds as foreman and as a member now appointed an honorable Mitterbach (Special Member) 1921 for the Volunteer Firefighters. The depiction of a firefighter slaying a dragon with hose (a la St. George) is a great analogy of Teutonic saga and art copying life and vice versa. This great document had a wreath at the bottom for Franz’s picture, but he never placed one there (too modest?). The overall appearance of the scroll is dynamic in action and artistic excellence. The consigner spared no expense in pricing this first-class frame for this historically important document. The frame measures 26 x 20 inches and the certificate 21 ½ x 15 ½ inches. The beautiful gilted frame goes far to make this item a welcome piece of true Germanic memorabilia at its zenith.

PRICE: $375.00.

 

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 Kaiserlichstuhl: The Reichstag Chair (Item KHISTORY 1-7; WILHELM 6-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is without a doubt the most fantastic Kaiserzeit item ever found and actually brought back from the wars. Collectors and historians have called it the Kaiserlichstuhl "Kaiser Chair," but the fact is he never sat in it because he was always the complete monarchist and he referred to Parliament (the Reichstag) as the Reichsaffenhaus or "Monkey House." This piece of grand furniture resembles much more a throne that a chair. It once sat in the Reichstag in the lobby or entrance room for the Bundesrat (Federal Council). It was put together by three of the most famous of the artists in decorative furnishings that Germany had ever seen. The original design was by the great art sculptor Professor Anton Pruska in Munich. The leather carving was painstakingly executed by George Hulbe of Hamburg. The carving and final finishing was by the man who is called the Frank Lloyd Wright of German furnishing, Anton Pössenbacher, of Munich's Odenplatz. We have a letter from the Deutscher Bundestag in Berlin dated June 25, 1991, where a Mr. E. Mattig, one of the curators of the historic research section, provides some information concerning the history of the chair. In 1985, he referred us to a gentleman named Michael S. Cullen, an American, who lived in Berlin and was contacted about the history of this monumental piece. Cullen had written a book called, Der Reichstag. Die Geschichte eines Monumentes, The  Reichstag. The History of a Monument. Mr. Cullen also verified the authenticity and history of the chair and supplied actual pictures of the article as it looked sitting in the Reichstag building in the 1920's. The pictures revealed that there were four of these chairs and two benches that were basically of the same design. All except this one were reduced to ashes when the vicious Bolshevik hordes of Mongols and Tartars of the red army swarmed like rats all over Berlin in an "ape dance" of bestial rampage killing, raping, and murdering.
Nothing of the old majestic Reichstag survived except for this single chair and that was because it had been sent to a repair shop long before the end of the war. Because of the impact of action even in 1943, work and deliveries to a great extent were curtailed, except for food and oil and other necessities. So, the chair fortunately sat in the shop and thereby missed the conflagration visited upon the once beautiful Reichstag building. After the war an American ranking officer of the occupation forces became aware of this article sitting in the show window of this repair shop. Since is was for the most part the reds that occupied the city, he, as a liaison officer, had to bribe the commies to not only look the other way, but to actually assist him in getting it packed up and loaded in an American truck to be sent to the American occupation zone in Munich. This having been accomplished after the expenditure of several cartons of Lucky Strikes this officer managed to make off with a treasure. After arrival in Munich the chair was dismantled and sent to Texas where it sat in a storage facility for many years until an American collector-dealer of some repute in Texas came to know about it and managed to acquire it, but payed a price equivalent to back-storage fees. Whatever happened to the officer who sent it to America we don't know (we weren't informed of his name or the liaison unit he was attached to). So now, a Kaiserstuhle of the Deutsches Reichstag sits in another warehouse in the states after being bought from the Texas entrepreneur (now deceased). The chair or, as we prefer to call it, throne, is awesome indeed. Its towering height is about 103 inches from floor to top and 47 inches across. It is nearly 9 feet tall and two average-sized people can easily sit side by side in the seat. The carving is nothing less than phenomenal with two Walkyries from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the top. The faces of these, the daughters of Wotan and Erda, Brünnhilde and Waltraute, are both different. The arms of the throne are fronted with two more different faces. These are thought to be the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, also from the Wagnerian saga. At the middle of the structure are the heads of an eagle and a wolf executed in the finest of wood carving also. The wolf and the eagle represent terrestrials that appear halfway through Wagner's immortal ring cycle. They are magical creatures belonging to the Germanic sky god, Wotan. They are often portrayed as the mounts that he rides. The giant German eagle, all carved in leather, has the Hohenzollern eagle depicted in the center of the chest to honor Kaiser Wilhelm, himself, who never sat in this chair. The Kaiser often said that the Reichstag was a "house of monkeys!," Affenhaus. He was a total monarchist having no respect for the parliamentarian process. But, somehow, we feel had he ever seen these magnificent pieces of grandiose furniture his sense of artistic appreciation for which he was well known would have made him salute, at least. He was an exalting monarch, but everything that went straight from Germanic saga went into this carving and leatherwork. All of this was the stuff of his favorite legends and heraldic appreciation. Pössenbacher, the major contributor to these masterpieces was himself legendary in the 1800's and still today his work is seen as part of Germany's national treasures. He was the designer and builder of practically all of the magnificent furnishings for the Royal Bavarian palaces. The one that stands out foremost is King Ludwig's very famous tribute to the works of Richard Wagner, the castle, Neuswanstein, in lower Bavaria. But he also was the court cabinetmaker to Ludwig's father. The incredible fanciful furnishings were even entered into the official history books as "German Historicism" and they were immensely popular with monarchs, wealthy merchants, industrialists, and in general, the Teutonic aristocracy. His designs represented in that time German craftsmanship at its zenith! The royal apartments of Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee were done to King Ludwig's specifications. Back to Anton Pössenbacher; the fame of this man and his prestigious firm is legion. His firm was the designer and builder of practically all the magnificent carved luxury furnishings for Reichmarschal Herman Göring's Prussian lodge, Karinhalle. This master artist was also responsible for all the incredibly fanciful objects of wooden décor at Neuswanstein. See the book, Möbel für den Märchenkönig, Furniture for the Dream King), and the Munich court cabinetmaker, Anton Pössenbacher. Even today, when viewed, these masterpieces of the cabinetmaker's art have lost nothing of their original fascination. Not content with resting upon his laurels in Ludwig's Bavaria, Pössenbacher also designed for other rulers such as King Charles of Rumania for whom he designed an elegant palace library in Bucharest in 1887. After his death the firm that bore his name continued in the proud tradition of excellence in design. The exquisite furnishings in the fabulous Hermann Göring lodge known as Karinhalle were designed partially by the Reichsmarschal, himself, with the advice and final installation by the Pössenbacher firm. Anton would have been prodigiously proud of the masterful execution of this accomplishment in the east Prussian forest. But like the Reichstag furnishings, all of this is gone up in the flames of the savage, hellish onslaught of the bestial, unthinking Russian hordes as they destroyed every cultural object in their path. In the pictures provided by Mr. Cullen, you can see a pair of eagles at the very top of the chair with a floral bouquet. Unfortunately, this is missing and it probably was the part that was being repaired and refitted at the shop where it was found (thank goodness). So, although for now these parts are down the memory hole, we can only hope that someday fate will bring a future master carver to the fore and these pieces will be duplicated from the original pictures and the old throne may once more sit in the Reichstag building where it belongs. We offered this prodigiously important imperious monumental masterwork to the Deutsches Bundestag, but by letter we are told that it is not interested "because this is not the direction that the Museum of the Reichstag wants to go." It would seem that the modern administrators have absolutely no interest in the martial or heraldic relics of Germany's past. The glory of Imperial Germany is of absolutely no interest to the modern Germans, it would seem. Nationalism is now replaced by such things as the Coca-Cola culture and possibly hip-hop. Well, my collector friends, my history covers perhaps that grandiose era during the time that that wonderful building bore the words once proudly chiseled and placed that proclaimed, "Für das Deutschen Volk," "For the German People," is now under such sordid occupation. This Meisterwerk should not be placed there until we can say that it is no longer, as Kaiser "Bill" would poetically say, "Der Reichsaffenhaus!." Unless it disappears into a notable collection in the world's treasure troves, perhaps, just perhaps, it will be ceremoniously returned to the Reichstag's Great Halls.
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Wonderful Commemorative Gift to a General Field Marshal on his 90th Birthday (Item KHISTORY 1-8)

DESCRIPTION:When we begin to describe this item the word “breathtaking” keeps coming to mind, along with gorgeous, beautiful, historically great, and “wonderful! You might think that this is gilding the lily, but as a pure Germanophile I just can’t help it as I stand in awe of this Teutonic treasure. Never have we seen such heraldic artistry done in such expert jeweler precision and detail. The enameling and the silverwork both front and back, is to say the least, exemplary. The item would be worthy of exhibition in the Dresden Grünes Gewölbe (The Green Vault). This is Europe’s most sumptuous treasure chamber. Believe me; this piece is as fine as some of the patents and silver-trimmed books I have seen there. This is a very elaborate calligraphic manuscript in German signed by the officers of the Magdeburg Fusilier Regiment No. 30. In this case we have a special birthday greeting that honors a man who attained the highest military rank afforded in the German armed services, the office of General Field Marshal. He was also earlier the recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Black Eagle Order of Prussia, the highest award of the state. He was also the recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Black Eagle Order of Prussia, the highest award of that state. The officer receiving this patent is his Excellency Herr Graf (Count) von Blumenthal in commemoration of his 90 years in grateful appreciation and admiration by the officer corps of the Magdesburg Fusilier Regiment No. 30. This was presented in full ceremony on 30 July 1900. It is hand signed by 62 officers that probably served under him at one time or another. What a testament! The patent measures 11 x 14 inches and is covered in rich green leather and decorated with silver floral motif throughout. In its center is the Blumenthal coat of arms in enamel surrounded by silver. The crown under the figure holding the wreath of victory is the typical page to a knight. Under this figure is a knight’s jousting helmet wearing the crown that is typical to a “Graf,” a count in the German royal lineage. At the corners on both sides are oak-leaf clusters with flowing ribbons crafted in silver. In these ribbons there are hand-engraved words describing battles that the marshal lead armies in. These are mostly the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s. They also commemorate his birth and illustrious career. On the back among the floral design and commemorative scrolls is a crown in beautifully enameling; and a cipher of Kaiser Wilhelm I with whom Herr Blumenthal served so faithfully. Through this cipher is a beautiful laurel wreath of victory crafted in gilded silver, and hanging from a ropelike cord with the Prussian colors is the seal that is also presented with the patent. It is in silver with the hand-engraved coat of arms on its front. It is possibly the seal of the city of Halle, where the presentation was made. On the back of this seal case is an enameled shield bearing a depiction of a half moon and stars (part of the Blumenthal arms!) When the case is opened it reveals the wax seal of the regiment of Fusiliers with the Prussian Eagle all in high wax relief. So, perhaps by now you might share my enthusiasm for this treasure bestowed upon such a great soldier of the Reich. The Blumenthal name is sacrosanct in Prussia and Magdeburg and many men of this family made their indelible mark on German history. Where would one find a finer piece of royal military presentation? Astounding!

Blumenthal's soldierly qualities and talent were never more conspicuous than in the critical days preceding the battle of Sedan , and his services in the war have been considered as scarcely less valuable and important than those of Moltke himself. Bismarck said "He won the battles of Wörth and Wissembourg , and after that of Sedan ." He directed the Siege of Paris and resisted calls to bombard it: we owe the Paris of today to this civilised act.

His least appreciated but arguably most important work was the development of the doctrine of Fire and Infiltration, the basis of Blitzkrieg .


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Hindenburg Plaque (Item KHISTORY 1-9; WWI 9-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is a wonderful likeness of Field Marshal and Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg. To see more about Hindenburg go to Item KSTATUE 1-2. The plaque is in a light steel material or possible light-gauge iron. The words around the edge come from an old Prussian battle hymn “Der Gott der eisen Wachsen liess der Wolte Keine Knechte,” “The God of Iron will Countenance No Servants,” and the song goes on say that He gave to men whom he created saber, sword, and courage. It is a beautiful martial airs and unfortunately today these sentiments are forgotten as the “sheeple” do the bidding of their politically-correct masters and alien influences and predominance. The plaque is a little more than 13 inches in diameter. The portrait of the marshal is extra fine in detail; even his medals come out clear and concise. The portrait portion measures about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The wonderful words stand out like a pronouncement of defiance loudly thrust against the complacent and lobotomized world of today. This is a great art object, a great statement from a more noble time. (Go to Marshal Hindenburg on Wikipedia on the net for more on this subject. Also, go to YouTube.com and enter the name of the song and hear it played and sung.)

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A display table from one of the guest houses of Ludwig II of Bavaria. (Item KHISTORY 1-10)

DESCRIPTION:This is a beautiful display table that is reputed to have come from a stately house in Füssen near the famous Ludwig Castle (Neuschwanstein). The meaning of the word is “New Swan Mountain”. (Swan) – this was the symbol of King Ludwig and his “Totem”or fettish in lieu of better words. Practically everything he had had a swan as its major or minor theme. Paintings, wall frescos, porcelains, even his boat was shaped and painted to look like a swan. Even in his many guest houses in the close proximity to his castle the eternally prevalent swan is perceived. Ludwig II born August 25, 1845 was King of Bavaria from 1864 to 1886; the year of his death,( mysterious death!) (probably murder). He is often referred to as the Swan King in English and the Märchenkönig (“the fairy tale king” in German). Ludwig is also referred to as “Mad King Ludwig” though the accuracy of that label has been disputed. He was best known as a rather eccentric monarch whose legacy is intertwined with the history of art and architecture, He commissioned the construction of several extravagant fantasy castles. The most famous being Neuschwanstein. He was a devoted patron of the greatest German composer, Richard Wagner and much of the designs inside the castle are dedicated to him and his great operas that Ludwig (and I) loved and adored. The legend goes that one of these beautiful tables was to be found in the corner of certain rooms set aside for the most honored guests. This guest would be instructed to open the top of the case and be surprised ! Inside was usually an elaborate gift from the king which could be a miniature painting of the king himself or in many cases a copy of Ludwig’s personal finger ring. The table was looted by a member of the 82nd Airborne. He will not agree to the publication of his name (understandable). The table is still in his possession. He calls it the spoils of war.- - - I would call it theft but in any case it is legal to sell. in this country The story about the use of the table comes from a lady who worked at this house before the tragic end of the war. It was she who gave it to the GI in exchange for some food and cigarettes. She knows all about it. Although the tradition died with the death of the king. The display case stands on a table leg appendage with 4 legs. This might have been added years ago? With this the case and stand measure 31 inches high. This case is 30 x 24 inches across and is 4 inches deep. The top is either hand carved wood or molded gutta-percha as used in Dagguereotype photo types in the 1800’s. This was introduced to the Western World in 1843. It looks so much like wood that it is hard to tell the difference without taking out a chip and that we will not do. The entire top is covered in floral and geometric design typical of the 1870-1880’s. In the center of the design is a brass coat of arms that says Ludwig (all the way!). It is a crest with the Lion symbol of the Kingdom of Bavaria facing the swan of the house of Ludwig II.At the top surmounting a knights helmet is once more the swan symbol. The corners are brass designs employing again floral 19th century typical designing. There is one of these also at the center bottom. When the top of the case is opened you can see a green felt covering top and bottom. This is not the original material. The wife of the looter told our agent that this once was a printed design inside with swans as the motif in the top portion. But it was in terrible condition with age old mold so she recovered it. She did a good job but I wish she left it alone. This is a very special offering, and if you ever wanted to own a genuine piece of royalty this is your chance. Not only gorgeous but prodigiously important historically as well. Ludwig may have been called “Mad” but his artistic sense and superb aplomb shall be admired for all time. His imperturbable passion for the higher arts is now legend!

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A Presentation Gift to Alfred Graf Von Schlieffen by the Prussian Leib-Hussars (Item KHISTORY 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: This huge steer horn was presented to Graf von Schlieffen (1833- 1913). This type of steer horn was often a special gift that was presented to retiring officers, famous or important personages, etc. by the admirers or regimental command to officers they wished to honor. This is obviously the case here. It certainly is one of the most historically important relics of Germanic past military glories that we have ever acquired. A silver plate affixed to the body of the horn has the skull emblem of the Leib Hussars (Heavy Cavalry) affixed to it and underneath the leering skull are the words:   “Dem Scheidenden Kameraden P.L. Gr. Von Schlieffen Das Offizier Corps Des Leib Grade Hussaren Regt 1891".  Translation – The Grateful Comrades of the Prussian Life Guard to Graf (Count) Von Schlieffen from the Officer Corp of the Body Guard Hussar Regiment 1891.

It was a common practice for such presents to be awarded to retiring commanders but in this case this horn was given to Von Schlieffen in 1891 when he was made the supreme commander of the army and chief of the German General Staff. We believe he transferred from his first posting in the Prussian Leib Grenadier Regiment to the Life Guard Hussars along with his promotion. Before this he had participation in the Austro-Prussian war in 1866 and in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871 while on the General staff as a Fieldmarshal and strategist personified! Schlieffen was born in Berlin in February 1833, the son of a Prussian army officer. He entered the army in 1854 at the age of 21 quickly moving to the general staff, he participated in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 and in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. In 1884 Schlieffen became head of the military history section of the general staff, replacing Count von Waldersee as chief of the German General Staff in 1891, after thirty-eight years of military service. In 1905 von Schlieffen presented the Schlieffen Plan. This plan would prevent Germany from fighting a two front war, by first defeating France in a lightning campaign and then throwing its full weight against Russia. The rest of Schlieffen’s career was spent inculcating the operational ideas required to make this strategy work. He retired on January 1, 1905 after nearly fifty-three years of service and died on January 4, 1913, just nineteen months before the outbreak of the First World War. It is believed by many that the Schlieffen Plan would have proven itself successful were it not for the diminishing of the right wing by Schlieffen’s successor, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger’s influence. Although some criticized him for his “narrow-minded military scholasticism” Schlieffen was perhaps the best known contemporary strategist of his time. Schlieffen’s operational theories were to have a profound impact on the development of maneuvers in warfare in the twentieth century, largely through his seminal treatise. His theories were studied exhaustingly, especially in the higher army academies of the United States and Europe after World War II.  American military thinkers thought so highly of him that his principal literary legacy, “Cannae,” was translated at Fort Leavenworth and distributed at a nominal charge within the U.S. Army and to the academic community. General Erich Ludendorff, a disciple of Schlieffen who applied his teaching of encirclement in the Battle of Tannenberg, once famously christened Schlieffen as “one of the greatest soldiers ever."  Long after his death, the German General Staff officers of the Weimar period and World War II period, particualry General Hans von Seeckt, recognized an intellectual debt to Schlieffen theories during the development of the Blitzkrieg doctrine.

The steer horn is huge measuring about 35 inches long including the silvered metal cap at the end. The cap is form fitted to the horn with a removable lid which has at its top the Prussian Eagle wearing the Hohenzollern Crown. A chain is attached that ties to a band about 4 inches lower than the cap. The shield with skull and presentation wording is about 5.x4 in measurement. Down toward the horn’s point is another ring attached to another silvered band. The skull depicted is definitely of the Leib Hussar shape and looks unlike other skulls used by WWI shock troops and later Freikorps and SS personell.  The back of the horn has a devise like a table leg in metal that is positioned perfectly so that the horn stands as it should without chance of tipping over.  This relic is quite beautiful looking but is also prodigiously important historically. It should be included in a prestigious museum display or in a notable collection. It stands as a silent memorial to the greatest tactician of modern warfare the world has ever known.

PRICE: $7,500.00

Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
Hohenzollern Album
A Magnificent Postcard Album of the Prussian Crown Prince (Item KHISTORY 1-12 & KBOOKS 1-11 & KPHOTO 2-8)

DESCRIPTION: This album is filled with 81 postcards all depicting the Prussian Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951) and his family. Many poses of the handsome Prince in various outfits -- civilian and hunting uniforms and civilian and hunting clothing. There are also many pictures of his beautiful wife Cecillle (1886- 1954). She was the crown Princess of Prussian. Also pictured together with their father and mother and individually are their children, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Prince Louis Ferdinand, Prince Hubertus, Prince Fredrich, Princess Alexandrine, and Princess Cecille. The album measures 8" x 5" and is about 1 ½ inches thick. The album cover has a picture of the crown Prince in equestrian pose. The postcards are 5 ½" x 3 ½" in size. All the cards have titles painted on them. This is especially handy when it comes to identifying the children. Every one of the 81 cards is in immaculate condition and every one of them are of great historical interest and extremely scarce! The picture of the Princess Cecille with German soldiers and their officers is especially charming and she has her three sons with her dressed in their sailor suits.The dashing Prince is featured repeatedly throughout the album as soldier and family man.

The album was procured at a 2009 military show from an older gentleman who said he collected the pictures for years and treasured them because his father was a gardener for the crown Prince at Potsdam and Berlin. The Prince was a noble member of the Hohenzollern Dynasty and probably he and his good wife were possibly the most photogenic of all the German Royalty. We have never seen such a great assemblage of pictures of this family before in all our years in this field. The absolute charm that emanates from the little album is immediately noticed when one opens the covers; every card is reminiscent of the days of glory and Teutonic splendor. We have pictured here only a few of the cards as space allows, but to choose ‘the best of them’ would be virtually impossible -- they are all in a word, ‘Great.’

PRICE: $1,215.00 This adds up to only $15 a card and many of them would easily fetch $20-$30 each at a postcard show.

Blucher Hussar Plate
Blucher Hussar Plate

Blucher Hussar Plate
Blucher Hussar Plate
Blucher Hussar Plate
Blucher Hussar Plate
Hussar Busby
Blucher Hussar Plate
Furst Blucher von Wahlstatt
Blucher Hussar Plate
Blucher Hussar Plate
Blucher Hussar Plate
Commemorative Plate from a Famed Prussian Hussar Regiment (Item KHISTORY 1-13 & KGLASS 3-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a rather macabre plate but beautiful in its design and prestigious in its historical importance. It depicts a skeleton with the Latin inscription “Vincere Aut More” (Either Conquer or Die!).  Then under the skeleton figure are the words KGL. Preuss. Husaren Rgt. Furst Blucher von –Wahlstatt Pommersches Nr. 5 - -16.2.1768 – 1.4 1920.  This translates to: The Royal Prussian Hussar Regiment Prince Blucher Von Wahlstatt, Pomeranian Number 5. And then the commemoration dates February 16, 1758 to April 4th, 1920 appear. This must have been a celebration of the amalgamation of the regiment with some other Hussar troop. Prinz Blucher Von Wahlstatt was born in 1742. This was the famous “Marshal Blucher”who defeated Napoleonic forces several times and then delivered the coup d’grace to the Frenchmen at Waterloo. Also saving the day with his Prussians for the Iron Duke Wellington who would have been defeated soundly if it were not for Blucher and his black clad Prussian Cavalry that he called his “Children.” He bore the nickname of “Marshal Vorwarts” (Marshall Forward!) because of his daring approach to warfare. Certainly one of the greatest of Germany’s warrior heroes! Much more about Marshal Blucher and his great victories at Leipzig’s Battle of Nations in 1913 and Waterloo in 1815...the Hussars were elite light cavalry first used by the Hungarian military during the 15th century. But their greatest time of glory would have been in their deployments as cavalry under Fredrick II (The Great). Fredrick used his Hussars for reconnaissance duties and surprise attacks against the enemy’s flanks and rear often necessitating actual hand to hand combat with sabers on horseback. The 1st Hussar regiment of Prussia, the elite command known as Leib-Hussars, were considered the Kaiser's own! The Leering Skull was their cap badge. They were known as the Totenkopf Hussaren, “Death’s Head Hussars.”  There is a great tradition of bravery and dashing daring-do connected to the history of the Prussian Hussars of early times and the Waffen SS in WWII carried on both the traditions and wore the skull on their headgear. The skull was a constant reminder of both- - Death before dishonor and the famed saying "conquer or die." Semper fi! (Semper Fidelis meaning “with courage” or "always faithful” in Latin.)  This is used by U.S. Marines but was also used by Special Forces worldwide and of course by the Prussian Hussars. Hero’s all!  

PRICE: $490.00

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps
Shows clasp

Kaiser Garde du Corps
Cover opened and book revealed

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps
Sample of the many pages

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps
The two translation books

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps
The Kaiser in Gardes du Corps
parade uniform

Kaiser Garde du Corps
Wilhelm again in
Gardes du Corps uniform

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps
Two stalwart Gardes du Corps
guardsmen at Potsdam

Kaiser Garde du Corps
The imperial standard of the
Gardes du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps
The Gardes du Corps
on guard at the Berlin Palace

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Kaiser Garde du Corps

The resplendent regalia of the elite
Gardes du Corps

Kaiser Garde du Corps

 

Guestbook of a Regiment of the Gardes du Corps at Potsdam: January 1904 to August 1921 (Item KHISTORY 1-15; GDUCORP 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: It can truly be said that Germania International has over the years turned up and offered the greatest and most historically important Germanic articles than any other site in the cyber world. Now, we have outdone ourselves with the greatest find ever! So important that almost anything offered on other sites rather pales in significance. Bragging? Well, YES, we are bragging for, other than the Kaiser Reich throne that we feature, this has to be the Crème de la Crème! If the German government had its pride back this would be one of the most highly sought-after relics of the grand age of the Kaisers ever discovered—it would be featured in a secure, illuminated glass showcase—in a secure Chamber of the Deutsches Historisches Museum on the Unter den Linden and proudly displayed where German people could view it and reflect on the days of grandeur and refinement; the age of Imperial Majesty. This is the guest book of the Gardes de Corps with signatures all the way from 1904 to 1921. The Gardes du Corps was first established in 1740 by Emperor Frederick II (The Great) as a personal bodyguard to the King of Prussia. They were always considered (The elite of the elite!) Frederick Blumenthal was the first commander. The guest book contains almost 1,000 signatures and was signed by persons who either visited the Potsdam Garrison of the G.D.C. or by persons seeking an audience with Kaiser Wilhelm II, or the empress. Practically every single name in the book has some sort of history that would be in the annals of the German nation’s glorious history of distinguished guests. Am I revealing my identification as an incurable romantic and consummate Germanophile? Notable dignitaries that are found on the many pages are for instance, ambassadors, consuls, generals, professors, and officers of various regiments. Some of the names seen were well-known illuminaries in WW II; for instance, Adolf von Beckendorf, Hasso von Manteuffel, von Reppard, von Hohenau, von Prittwize, Hermann Kiefier, Lettow Vorbeck, Chanceller von bullow, von Papen, von Felgenhauer Kleemann, just to name a few. Also, most WW I zeppelin commanders, division commanders, and other well-known personages from political circles and aristocratic nobility are included. In addition, many countesses and Freifrauen visited the Gardes du Corps; chief surgeons, and Reich music directors, professors in high academic standing, and state ministers are amongst the guest list. It would take numerous months for a genealogist or academically trained professional historian to investigate each and every person who signed this fantastic book. It reads like the ultimate who’s who of German greats. Herr Wilhelm Reinhard Gehlen, our translator, and historical advisor and a very astute researcher studied this spectacular book for several months and did a superlative job of researching the various signatures. He put together over 100 typed pages that identify many of the signatures. When one actually takes the time to absorb what is seen in the two three-ring binders that he produced you can only be swept off your feet when the importance of this collection sinks in. We cannot find the words to fully describe just how prodigiously pertinent this is to Germany’s history. That this volume manifests and brings forth the importance is obvious and the sheer beauty of the book and its case is abundantly compelling. The cassette that encases the precious book measures 12 x 17 inches and is about 1 ½ inches thick. The case is covered in rich, deep maroon velvet fabric and its corners have beautiful brass supports in rich 1880’s design motif. In the center is an actual Prussian Gardes du Corp officer’s helmet plate with the gorgeous black Prussian eagle in enamel that is plated over a white enameled circular background that has the motto ‘Suum Cuique’ (To each his own). This helmet plate represented the star of the Prussian Black Eagle Order and in its arms you see the statement “Mit Gott für König und Vaterland 1866.” When the brass catch is opened and the cover lifted there inside a fitted indentation you can see the cover of the simple leather-covered guestbook with the words embossed in gold “ Gästebuch Regiment der Gardes du Corps.” At the underside of the velvet case are four small brass squares and these are the feet that support the precious book as it would lie on the table in the entrance to the G.D.C. area that one would enter before actually being escorted to the great hall of guards or the passageway to the Hohenzollern Palace. But no matter how important the person might be, they must have passed through the Gardes du Corps security station and signed the guestbook. Besides all the famous German luminaries that signed the book there are many foreign dignitaries as well; many Russians, Swedes, French, and Danish ambassadors as well as English and Japanese VIP’s and more. I could go on all day about the beauty and great importance of this wondrous item, but this certainly will more than thrill the imagination of those of my readers who are the “Kulturtragers” among us. It is certainly not for those considered who unfortunately are termed Belanglose! What really could compare? An entire book could be written that contains and explains only part of the importance of the various signatures seen here. We offer this spectacular item at a price that seems almost ludicrously reasonable in the hopes that it will eventually find its way to a German official state archive or a museum collection. Germania offers it with the wish that it returns to the Vaterland in dignity and to be cherished in the manner it obviously deserves as a national treasure of the Reich.

PRICE: $15,000.00 Value – Inestimable!

*Credit for use of some of the images shown here is appreciated and came from the magnificent book Cuirassiers and Heavy Cavalry by D.S.V. Fosten and published by Almark Publications London ( first published June 1973)

 

 

Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue

Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
The lance
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
The signature
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Note: 5th Uhlan boards
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue
Equestrian Statue

Massive Equestrian Bronze Statue of the 5th Regiment Prussian Uhlans (Item KHISTORY 1-16; BRONZEMET 2-13; BRONZE 2-9; KSTATUE 5-16)

DESCRIPTION: This is a magnificent bronze depiction of a mounted horseman of the Fifth Uhlan Regiment of the Kaisers 3rd Cavalry Division attached to the First German Army Command. They served with particular distinction in the Franco Prussian war and WW1.  Uhlans were light cavalry, actually Lancers, who fought with carbines, swords, and lances.  The title Uhlan was used by Lancer regiments in the Russian, Austrian and especially the Prussian armies.  Uhlans typically wore a double buttoned tunic (Kurta) with a colored panel at the front, a colored sash and a square topped Lancer cap (Czapka), also spelled chapka.  This cap was originally derived from a traditional design of the Polish civilian cap made more formal and stylized for military use.  Their Lances usually had small swallow tail pennants known as the Lance Pennon that was found just below the spearhead (see our pictures).  Prussian Uhlans distinguished themselves and fought bravely in the war against Napoleon.  In WW1 the Imperial German Army included 26 Uhlan regiments.  They all saw action while on duty at the first part of the war and their charge with lances struck fear in the hearts of the enemy since it has well been known that these were formidable warriors adept at warfare (up front and personal!).  Later in the second year of the war the Uhlan regiments were either dismounted to serve as cavalry rifle regiments in the trenches of the western front or transferred to the eastern front where primitive conditions made it still possible for horse cavalry to play an effective role.  In WWII a popular myth is that Polish cavalry armed with lances charged and were annihilated by German tanks during the 1939 campaign; this arose from the misreporting (both intentional and unintentional) of the charge at Krojanty on 1 September when two squadrons of Polish 18th Lancers armed with lances and sabers were met in combat by German cavalry led by Harry Von Johnston in what was the last charge of German cavalry with sabre.  The Poles were dispersed and defeated by Germans who rode one last time in the spirit of the Old Prussian Uhlans.  This is a little known fact of history that for the most part has remained hidden for all these years.

The bronze statue is accurate in every detail and prodigiously dramatic in its heroic depiction. It is a huge and heavy sculpture done in the finest mode of German bronze art. It measures 26 inches high from the bottom of the base to the top of the Uhlan Czapka.  The horse is 22 inches long from tail to muzzle.  The base is measured at 19 ½ x 7 inches.  The sculpture is signed by Leon Mignon (1847-1898), a sculptor from Brussels, Belgium. He studied under the sculptor Prosper Drion (1822–1906) at the Académie in Liège from 1857 to 1871. He was a particular admirer of the anecdotal sculpture of Léopold Harzé (1831–1893). His vocation as a sculptor of animal subjects began in Rome, where he studied on a grant from 1872 to 1876. He exhibited in Ghent (1874) and on several occasions in Paris (where he lived from 1876 to 1882) at the Salon des Artistes Français. He achieved prominence at the exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris with his bulls fighting in the Roman countryside (Brussels, mus. a. mod.). In 1880–81, he shared a studio with the Belgian sculptor Paul DeVigne, whom he had met in Rome. Mignon’s bull tamer (liège, parc avroy) took the gold medal at the Salon of 1880. In 1882 he settled in Brussels and in 1888 produced the labors of Hercules reliefs for the stairway of the palace of Charles de Lorraine (now part of the Bibliothèque Royale Albertier). He sculpted several historical figures for the provincial law courts and was an astute philosopher of his time. In 1892 he sculpted many subjects for the Université de Liège. He excelled as a sculptor of animal subjects. Mignon occupies a leading place in Belgian realist art. He also modeled busts of Belgian personalities as well as a statuette of the Belgian painter Hubert Bellis; figurines of workers, soldiers from the Belgian regiments (c. 1889), and even an equestrian statue of a Prussian Uhlan, France’s enemy in the 1870 war; and a statue of Leopold in 1886 ( Brussels, mus. a. mod.). His works are preserved in the Musée de l’art Wallon, Liège, and the Musée d’Art Moderne, Brussels. He was completing a frieze for the Hôtel Somzée in Brussels when he died unexpectedly. He was an amazing artist and a cultured man of vision. A grand museum grade art piece personified and extraordinaire!  It is priced under market value for a sculpture as fine as this one is.  It is certain that one could not find any such dramatic artistic accomplishment to rival this one. Here he is! In all his Imperial glory.  Listen as you view him and perhaps, just perhaps, you will hear the strains of “Heil Dir im Seigerkranz” (Hail to thee in Victors Crown.) Deutschlands Helden Lebt in ewig leben!

PRICE: SOLD

 

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

 

Pewter Ship
The base with waves

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship
Writing on the foresail

Pewter Ship
Jolly shipmates

Pewter Ship
The repaired clew of the mainsail

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship
Port on the port side; probably the captain's quarters

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship
Professionally placed plug to cover where the lamp was once attached

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship
Engraving

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship
Rudder

Pewter Ship
The engraved sails

Pewter Ship

Pewter Ship

 

Grand Pewter Ship from the Margraviate of Baden (Item KHISTORY 1-17; KPAINTING 1-20)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful, little ship; an important relic of the mid-eighteenth century (1764). It appears to have been presented to Augustus George, who was the Margrave of Baden-Baden from 1761 until his death 1771. He succeeded his brother Louis George and was the brother of the Duchess of Orléans. He was the son-in-law of Léopold Philippe d’Arenberg. More about this royal personage can be found on any number of internet search engines. We can say that in the reign of the Margrave Augustus George he did indeed set up in honor of his father, the Turks Louis, the Tuerckische Chamber in the castle of Rastatt where the Ottoman spoils were kept. Augustus’ father Louis Wilhelm was a distinguished member of the Imperial Army and was a hero of the Siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683. He came to be called the Türkenlouis or Shield of the Empire. The Turks called him the red king because his red uniform jacket made him visible on the battlefield. He was known as a chief defender of Europe against the bloody Turks as was also the famed Prince Eugene of Savoy. He died in his unfinished Schloss Rastatt in 1707. His wife took up regency for their son Louis George who took over his own government in 1727.

The Ship

The ship is shaped like one of the sixteenth-century royal galleons, but is depicted in the fantasy mode and fashion of the eighteenth century—sort of a “Dream Ship” in effect—and it also has been said that it looks like something straight out of the fabulous tales of the Baron Munchausen. It’s in practically perfect condition and this indicates to us that it was given wonderful and thoughtful stewardship for all those years. It’s great antique importance was certainly well respected and carefully guarded by its former owners. It actually turned up at an antique show where it was purchased by us (Germania International). The ship stands about 15 inches high from its pewter base to the top of the mainmast. The wooden base is about 1 1/4 inches thick and measures 5 x 6 1/2 inches. One tiny corner (clew) of the mainsail appears to have been repaired. Also, somewhere in the ship’s past someone had “lamped” it. This is the expression used when some unthinking individual tries to turn an important antique into a lamp. You can see this in our pictures where this attempt was at least covered very professionally with a metallic plug. On the deck you can see two of the ship’s crew who wave a friendly greeting as to say “ahoy!” The ornate main cabin on the passenger galley that takes a fourth of the ship’s deck is quite elaborate. The ship sits on a characterized ocean wave. The mainsail depicts in words: “August George Markgraf von Baden Durlach 1764.” And on the foresail it is written: “In all your ways (travels) God’s blessing will guide you.” (Loose translation). Again, we say the condition of this mid-eighteenth-century treasure is remarkable indeed. The length of the vessel is about 9 ½ inches from the stern to the bow to include the bowsprit. Here is an antiquity both beautiful and extremely historically important. Price is not yet established, but we are soliciting more information about this item. Can you add anything? We solicit your knowledge.

PRICE: To be determined.

 

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