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P.1 'THE HISTORY OF THE PRUSSIAN 'POUR LE MERIT' ORDER. IN 3 VOLUMES
An extremely rare set of the researches of William Hammelman and Dennis Martin. In 3 volumes. VOLUME 1
The first hard back volume covers the years between 1740 AND 1812 It was published in 1982 with 376 pages in English with multiple illustrations of personalities, Battles, tables of winners full inventory of all the recip[ents dates ranks etc backgrounds to battles illustrations of the crosses themselves The text is indeed exhaustive. The level of detail is indeed complete, A superb piece of research
Excellent condition…

An extremely rare set of the researches of William Hammelman and Dennis Martin. In 3 volumes. VOLUME 2
The Second soft back volume covers the years between 1813 to 1888 It was published in 1986 with 385pages in English with multiple illustrations of personalities, Battles, tables of winners full inventory of all the recip[ents dates ranks etc backgrounds to battles illustrations of the crosses themselves The text is indeed exhaustive. The level of detail is indeed complete, A superb piece of research
Excellent condition…

An extremely rare set of the researches of William Hammelman and Dennis Martin. In 3 volumes. VOLUME 3
The third is a soft back volume the years between 1888 and 1918 It was published in 1986 with pages in English with multiple illustrations of personalities, Battles, tables of winners full inventory of all the recip[ents dates ranks etc backgrounds to battles illustrations of the crosses themselves The text is indeed exhaustive. The level of detail is indeed complete, A superb piece of research
Excellent condition…

The set £95

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P. 3 RANK LIST : DER KONIGLICH PRUSSIAN ARMEE und das X111 KONIGL. WUTTEMBERGISCHEN ARMEEKORPS........ 6th Oktober 1912
781 Pages of the officers who were in service in the Prussian and Wuttemberg Armies as an update to the 1911 et al,,,editions editions. Binding gilding is in excellent condition and the card covers have full colour with one small stain to the cover. otherwise in very good / excellent condition Pages excellent no foxing etc. ...19142 edition is collected t as it is a precurser the WW.1. A rare..volume of the History of the Prussian & Wurttemberg elements of the German armies Postage extra I'm afraid ( £13.00 in the UK ). Price reflect its excellent condition

1912 Edition £55
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P. 4 RANK LIST : RANGLISTE DER KONIGLICH SACHSSISCHEN ARMEE FUR DAS JAHR 1912.
The full Royal Saxon Army rank list for 1912 471 Pages of the officers who were in service in the State of Saxony Armies in 1912 in all the numbered regiments Infantry Cavalry Artillery Pioneer etc.etc.The card covers are in near excellent condition Saxon State colour of mid green board covers Binding is in fine condition Pages excellent with no or little foxing . A scarce Text This book. Is in excellent condition with very very light foxing . Very interesting indeed ….
£70
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P. 5 RANK LIST : RANGLISTE DER KONIGLICH SACHSSISCHEN ARMEE FUR DAS JAHR 1907.
An early full Royal Saxon Army rank list for 1907… 521 Pages of the officers who were in service in the State of Saxony Armies in 1907 in all the numbered regiments:- Infantry, Cavalry , Artillery, Pioneer etc.etc.The card covers are in near very good condition It has a dull green colour board covers with the early Saxon Royal coat of arms. Binding is in fine condition though with what looks like earlier library stickers to the spine. Pages excellent with no or little foxing . A scarce Text This book. Is in excellent condition with very very light foxing . Very interesting indeed ….
£45
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P.7 'ORDEN''
A cigarette album by Waldorf Astoria of 287 cards showing all the major Orders and awards of all the German States Excellent detail and full colour. Available in different conditions.
PRICE ACCORDING TO CONDITION.. : .All are Complete...
in Good condition £45( scruffy cover edge knocking possibly loose pages )etc
Very good condition generally a good firm copy but with possibly some scuffing or ageing to the cover . £35.
Excellent condition…£65

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P.8.A 'ORDEN'' 100 Cigarette cards from the ORDEN Album..
A.110 100 cards the first 100 in Good condition From card No 1 through to card 100 in sequence, the complete run ) £26
A.110 100 cards the second 100 in Good condition From card No 101 through to card 201 in sequence, the complete run ) £28
A 100 100 cards mixed lot from the first 100 in Good condition ( not in sequence, possibly some doubles & missing ) £18
A 200 100 cards mixed lot from the second 100 ( from No 101 to No 200 , not in sequence, possibly some doubles and missing ) in Good condition £15
A 300 100 cards mixed lot from the third or final 87 ( from No 201 to No 280, not in sequence, possibly some doubles ) missing some cards in Good condition £12
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P.9 UNIFORMEN DER MARINE AND SCHUTZTRUPPEN.
A cigarette album of 96 cigarette cards showing all Navy Marine and Colonial uniforms.Front pages giving the classes and ships of the High Seas Fleet. Very Good Condition. 30
ALL GONE
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P.11 FLAGS AND REGIMENTAL CITATIONS OF ALL THE IMPERIAL GERMAN REGIMENTS.
( Ruhmriche Fahnen Deutscher Geschicht.) The rarest of the German Cigarette albums showing all the regimental standards of the German Army , Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria..Cavalry Infantry etc.etc..The dates of the regiments' founding

ALL GONE SORRY.
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P.12 BILDER DEUTSCHES GESCHICHTE.
Cigarette album…Full colour pics of German heros, War Lords, Characters, battlefield scenes and Wars throughout German history from the Teutonic Knights , the Napoleonic campaigns, Fredrick the Great, The Franco / German and Colonial Wars Really luxurious book.. Very colourful and interesting. 38 heavy Pages with 200 illustrations This in near mint condition with tissue paper inter liners and original dispatch carton. mint in box + carton. ( last one)
£22
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P.13 DER BUNTE ROCK .THE VERY EARLY GERMAN ARMY 'S UNIFORMS.
Cigarette album by Haus Neuerberg, Koln, showing the development of the uniforms of the German army from 1800 till 1863.. 252 very finely detailed full colour cards of the uniforms of the army and their development over the period of 63 years Uniforms of all the States and all the arms of service, Hussars Cuirassiers Artillery Infantry etc. .58 heavy weight pages with all 252 cards complete In very good / excellent condition.
£32
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P.14 UNIFORMEN. DER ALTEN ARMEE. ( as of 1912 up to and including WW1 .)
A book of 312 cigarette cards a total of 40 pages The first 25 pages are listings of the Army Korps regiments and their locations All cards complete. It shows all the uniforms of the 1912 period in of all the Army Regiment of the German Army in full colour and in excellent detail.A must for the uniform collector This card album also includes the regimental order of battle Each regiment, its location in Germany and its position in each battalion, its position in each division and where it is in each army Korps. A very useful research resource . PRICE ACCORDING TO CONDITION:--
OK. And complete £25.
Good complete Condition £33
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P.15 DER WELT KRIEG. ( WW1 GERMAN ARMY )
Cigarette album…Full of colour cards of the German war effort in the First World War. battlefield scenes troops of all arms and War Zones The war through German eyes . Masses of maps diagrams etc.etc. 71 pages with270 cigarette cards. of the history of the German and Colonial first world War Fascinating book..Very colourful and interesting. Complete and in excellent condition
£ 40. All Gone ( Please Enquire if available )
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P. 16 DER GROSSEN DER WELTGELICHICHTE
Loosely translated as the '' Great people in World History'' Starting with Karl der Grosse 742 / 814 and ending with General von Falkenhayn 1861 / 1922 Text ranges through generally European history though mainly German. There are 252 portraits in full colour of the individuals concerned, Nelson Wagner, Bonaparte, von Zeithen. Tirpitz, Roosevelt etc. etc. Actually although in German a fascinating book recording the faces of the familiar names of History. Complete and in very good condition ( last one remaining )
£20
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P17 NAPOLONIC WAR UNIFORM PRINTS.
Various prints showing army cavalry anf artillery units Size inches x inches High quality prints from Sachsen & Co Berlin. Old reprints They are pages from a large book showing German Army uniforms of the Napoleonic period and each is double sided with pictures on both sides ie.. DOUBLE SIDED as the pictures above show. FAB for framing
20 pages for £5. ( REALLY FAR TOO CHEAP)
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P. 19 SAXON GARDE REITER REGIMENT 1889-1918 . REGIMENTAL HISTORY
by von MUNCHENHAUSEN

For Gard Reiter fanciers everywhere .Very rare text by an ex Rittmeister of the Regiment, Borries Freiherr von Munchausen. The extremely rare Regimental history of this historic Saxon Cavalry regiment. Hardback book published in1926 with 404 pages including 6 double side pages of photographs of officers in uniform 4 pages of Regimental war scenes and 1 colour plate . It has several campaign maps and is complete with a large fold out map of its WW1 activities. A superb item for the Gard Reiter collector for display . In German gothic script. Very good condition spine has minor fading & wear to the top and bottom of it. Cover is superb
£145 EXTREMELY SCARCE

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P. 20 BOOKLET A Reprint of Paul Meybauer's Helmet plates booklet ' Helmwappen und Namenszuge der Deutschen Armee'. 3 PAGES reproducing photographic plates of all the basic Picklehaube helmet plates in the German Army ( all states) in 1914 It also has an additional page of Regimental Shoulder strap insignia. An Indispensable reference...22cm x 28cm. It is available at
£7,00 including postage to the UK
£9.50 including postage to overseas...
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P.21 UNIFORM KUNDE: DAS DEUTSCHE HEER vor 1914 VOL 1, & 3 .
An extremely important book by the acclaimed military uniform historian H Knotel..Originally in three parts this is Volume 2 the most important and useful one covering Generals, Garde Regiments, Infantry, Jaeger, Kurrassiers, Ulans, Dragoons, Hussars. Saxons, Bavarians. Volume has 222 removable pages / plates for separate study.. Incredible uniform detail An extremely scarce and very useful work.
ALL GONE
Please enquire as to availability ( GENERALLY SELLING FOR £220 WHEN AVAILABLE IN GERMANY )
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P.21 A UNIFORM KUNDE: DAS DEUTSCHE HEER vor 1914 ... VOL 3
An extremely important book by the acclaimed military uniform historian H. Knotel. .Originally in three parts this is Volume 3 An important and very useful text covering: Generals, Foot and Horse Artillery. Pioneers, Admin Medical, Colonial, and all swords and bayonet troddles and how to fix them on the sword… ..A fantastic resource for any serious Imperial German military collectors. Volume has 202 removable pages / plates for separate study.. Incredible uniform detail An extremely scarce and very useful work
AS ABOVE
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P. 25 ORIGINAL FRONT PAGES FROM THE " ILLUSTRIRTE ZEITUNG" , AUGUST 1917 / 1918.

Professionally mounted on card these front pages of the 1916 / 1917 editions show a German warriors From the publishing house of J.J. Weber Leipzig. These are Original pages not a photo copies……
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1). A Storm Trooper in battle assault gear.

2). a German fighter with pilot and observer in an ariel dog fight.

3) & Finally a patriotic image of a German soldier in Defiance

Extremely rare and great DEN decorators…. Overall size including card mount approx16''x19.1/2''………. A bargin @.
£35 each
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P. 29 CUIRASSIERS AND HEAVY CAVALRY by DSV. FOSTEN..
A superb little paperback book showing the ' dress uniforms of the Imperial German cavalry.136 pages crammed with information. Hundreds of photographs and many coloured illustrations of uniforms,caps,flags etc.etc. After all this time it still hasn't been bettered .. Soft back..
£7 Soft cover only
£4. Soft cover; complete with one page replaced by a photocopy
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P. 30 HUSSARS AND MOUNTED RIFLES by HAGGER.
A superb little paperback book showing the ' Uniforms of the Imperial German Cavalry 1900-1914''. 96 pages crammed with information.end spine is sun faded possibly? Hundreds of photographs and many coloured illustrations of uniforms,caps,flags etc.etc. Still the best information packed text on the market. Soft back
SOFT COVER £7
HARD COVER
. £13
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P. 33 JAGER & SCHUTZEN (DRESS AND DISTINCTIONS, 1910 1914 ) By H. Kinna and D A Moss.
Paperback book published in1977 with 58 pages including 8 pages of colour plates it still remains an excellent primer for Jaeger fanciers.. Full regimental details and their insignia from all the German States...Excellent little text not bettered as yet.. Now quite rare.
£8
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P. 35 THE PREUSSISCHEN KAVALLERIE REGIMENTER 1913 1914. By HFW Schulz.
Interesting and fully illustrated book of 200 pages Showing the uniforms helmets etc... of The Prussian Kurrassier Dragoons Husaren Ulanen and Jaeger Zu Pferde Regiments Scarce now.
£28
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P. 36 THE BAYERISCHEN SACHSISCHEN UND WUTTEMBERGISCHEN KAVALLERIE REGIMENTER 1913 1914. By HFW Schulz.
Interesting and fully illustrated book of 136 pages Showing the uniforms helmets etc... of The three principal German States Heavy Cavalry, Dragoons, Husaren, Ulan and Chevauleger Regiments Scarce now.
£18
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P. 39 THE PICKELHAUBE. VOLUME 1. LINE INFANTRY. BY JA BOWMAN. Considered by many to be the standard text on Pickelhauben of Imperial Germany. Covering all aspects; such as cockades of all the German States, fittings, all the helmet plates of the German States,styles,helmet covers, spikes and linings pertaining to enlisted men NCO,s and Officers. A truly outstanding text and a must for every Pickelhaube collector and fancier. Some 353 pages crammed with mainly black and white photographs and line drawings Just Magnificent.This is a 1989 printed book found recently as a remainder ..New unsold condition. I still use this book a lot Other books have LOVELY pictures in FABULOUS colour but this book is solid with important information and detail.
Price of postage to the UK.( its quite heavy) is tracked £14.50. 1st class post £11.00
Book 1.. £50 (last one remaining `)
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P. 41 RANK LIST : DER KONIGLICH PRUSSIAN ARMEE und das X111 KONIGL. WUTTEMBERGISCHEN ARMEEKORPS........ OKTOBER 1914 THE BRINK OF WAR
This is the most sought after of the Prussian Ray Rank lists ….956 Pages of the officers who were in service in the Prussian and Wuttemberg Armies as an update to the previous mammal Rank list additions .. Binding gilding has turned black and the jacket has colour has faded. otherwise in very good / excellent condition Pages excellent no foxing etc. ...1914 edition is the most collected text. Very rare..Postage extra I'm afraid ( £13.00 in the UK ). Last of 3 copies

1914 Edition £75
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P. 42 VERY RARE RANK LIST : DER KONIGLICH PRUSSIAN ARMEE und das X111 KONIGL. WUTTEMBERGISCHEN ARMEEKORPS.
OKTOBER 1917

246 Pages of the officers who were in service in thr Prussian and Wuttemberg Armies as an update to the 1911 edition.. Binding gilding has turned black and the jacket has colour has faded. otherwise in very good / excellent condition. This edition gives a list of Officers names in alphabetical order followed by the Regimental number..only..( i.e. it is not set out by regiments) 246 Pages excellent no foxing etc. ...1917 or any wartime Rank Lists are very rare..Postage extra ( £10.00 in the UK ).
£60
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P. 43 RANK LIST : DER KONIGL. SAXON ARMEE 1911.
522 Pages of the officers who were in service in the State of Saxony Armies Mid green board covers Binding is in good condition Pages excellent but show minor foxing. An extremely rare book. Postage extra.
£55
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P. 45 FLAGS AND STANDARDS OF THE OLD PRUSSIAN ARMY.. '' Fahnen und Standarten der Alten Preussischer Armee '' (FOR FLAG FANCIERS EVERYWHERE )
Excellent small hard cover book 84 pages, in german showing in full colour 17 pages of flags and standards.. Some photos of flags on parade and numerous other pics of Flag battle streamers, finials and rarer standards. The book then deals with the differing awards and progress of the flags. A great little book for flag lovers everywhere.
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P.46 PICKELHAUBEN.
An early text of the Imperial German Pickelhaube by Eric Johansson. Includes Infantry, Artillery, Cavalry and Kurrassier Helmets.. Ulan, Hussar, Naval and Colonial troops head gear.. 180 pages and with about 500 pics of actual Helmets at 3 pictures per page. I Still use it ( 2024 ) it is a very useful reference book. A Collectable in its own right and scarce now.
£95
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P.46 THE GERMAN ARMY. BY DIDIER LANE.
The Bible for collectors of Imperial german helmets and uniforms Hard Cover with 297 pages. Shows unit distinctions and uniforms caps pipings and colours An outstanding achievement in English French and German.So much information in it , it cannot properly be described.
One available, in average condition showing some wear to the spine. This is now a rare book
£165…. When available. one recently sold for 220 Euros in a German Auction
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P. 50 AVIATION AWARDS OF IMPERIAL GERMANY IN WORLD WAR 1 and the men who earned them , PRUSSIA, SAXONY, BAYERN. WURTTEMBERG ETC.
various volumes of the well known series by Neal W O'Connor on the Imperial German Air Service each text covers one of the Imperial States. Soft covers with around 279 pages. Each fully illustrated in Black and white showing all the awards awarded to the Saxon Air service and its various squadrons. literally hundreds of pictures and a readable and scholarly text. Outstanding publication for the serious 'Awards collector' and Imperial Air Service researcher. All the parts of Neal W. Connors Imperious set of the Imperial German Air service texts are now quite rare . State by state are available on occasion, please enquire .
£45
The set of
.5 TEXTS…….,. - PRUSSIA. SAXONY. WURTTEMBERG . THURINGIAN STATES BADEN & OLDENBURG .. £185
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P. 52 DIE DEUTSCHE ARMEE. .....( A REPRINT ) of a small hardcover text by Moritz Ruhl illustrating in colour The unuiforms of the Imperial German Army.. All the states are included in 12 colour plates and 14 pages of Order of Battle and army groups.. Also Has the Maybauer Helmet plate pages. Good reprint of this useful little text.
LAST COPY. £8
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P. 53 CASQUES a POINT (VOLUME 1 ). (et coiffures prestigieuses Allemand 1842- 1918 ) CAVALRY (1985)
By Jean Louis Larcade. The classic French text which covers the history of the Imperial Cavalry helmet Garde Kurrassier Dragoon Hussar .Ulan Jaeger zu Pferd etc etc.. helmets Gala and ertzatz headgear Still a very worthy and and useful text ..Full of photograps from the ''Fort Pompell'' Cavalry collection 197 pages excellent condition (In French..) This is now an extremely scarce text..
£100
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P. 53 CASQUES a POINT ( VOLUME 2 ). et coiffures prestigieuses Allemand 1842- 1918 ) INFANTRY (1985)
By Jean Louis Larcade. The other classic French text which covers the history of the Imperial Infantry. Helmets of the Garde regiments and Regiments of all the German States. Also covers Pioneers Schutzen regiments etc etc.. helmets both Gala and ertzatz headgear. Still a very worthy and and useful text ..Full of photograps from the ''Fort Pompell'' Imperial German Army collection . Book has 197 pages… excellent condition (In French..but easily followed.) Now very scarce
£100
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P 54 . TWO SETS OF CIGAR BANDS
Probably inter wars series of cigar bands by '' Ritmeister Cigars '' Consisting of 27 large cigar bands and 23 small cigar bands showing various Imperial German Army hussar, kurassier and other cavalry regiments. A very colourful series... Interesting One set only.
The collection 50 cigar bands £10 What a BARGIN !!!! "GET IN. !!!! "
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P. 55 FAHNEN UND STANDARTENTRAGER …
(Flags ans Standard Bearers ) ( Another book for flag fanciers everywhere
"Alva " cigarettes Bilder cigarette album. Complete with 32 pages and 192 full colour cigarette cards.Showing the development of German military flags from the 11th Century through to the 20th Century. Great… Album for a Flag Fancier. With its original card board dispatch wallet..The album in excellent condition. This is a rare album as albums go and if you are a flag fancier it is indispensable for a study of German & some European flags
£25

POSTCARDS

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PSC.100..... 50 POSTCARDS OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1912.
A set of 50 full colour postcards of the many and various uniforms of the regiments of the British Army at the height of Empire: Guards, cavalry. Scots regiments. Rifle and Volunteer regiments etc. etc. All different. Super FULL COLOUR group of excellent quality full colour illustrations …

( Now only 2 sets available )

£10. ( what a bargain !! ….. FOR 50 BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORM POST CARDS ) )
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