Uniforms and headgear

Age of Kings Militaria.

Before World War I and the time of mechanized armies there was the Age of Kings. The great armies of the late 1900's were heirs to a rich military heritage. These armies embodied the spirit and national identity of the nations they served. There are few alive today who have witnessed the pomp and grandeur of a great military parade of the pre 1914 era.

The pageantry of processions of cavalry troops, artillery columns and massed infantry in colorful uniforms and headgear must have been a fantastic sight. Our goal is to provide information, research and contact within the collector community. We hope to provide regular informational postings related to military collectibles of the era.

We encourage the reader to send information and research request to our site. In addition Age of Kings will also offer items for sale through our website or at auction.

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French Dragoon or Carabinier Officers shell of the model 1825 - 1856

Nice ensemble that was re-silvered at some point of a Carabinier Officers shell later adapted with a new bandeau and an original cimier of the model 1845.

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Prussian Beamte Officers Helmet "Mint"

Beautiful pickelhaube for a "Beamtenstellvertreter". In Mint condition will 99% of its original Gold frosting.

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French Model 1892 Holster

Nice Original Holster for the French Ordnance revolver of the model 1892. Very good condition overall - See pictures.

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Saxon Silver Flieger Shako or Tschapka Star for Ulan Regt. 21 -

Excellent condition with nice untouched original patina. One set of prongs missing but distance should be approx 55 mm. Uncleaned.

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French Model 1892 Ersatz type or WW1 type Holster

Nice and crisp Holster for the French Ordnance Revolver of the model 1892. This pattern used mainly in the WW1 period as lighter manufacture as the standard model. Arsenal stamp. Missing one leather attachment in the back. See pictures

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Saxon Front plate for enlisted pickelhaube

Brass Star with silver Saxon Wappen in its center. Distance between center loops approx. 76 mm. Excellent condition overall and 100% original.

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Prussian Gorget "Ringkragen" for the 1st Leib Kurassier Regiment - EM

Straight out of the "woodwork" find. A gorget worn over the Kurass fo the Leib Cuirassier regiment "Grosser Kurfurst" #1. Model 1896.

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RARE German Model 1883 REICHREVOLVER Holster

From an Old collection, brown leather holster for Reichsrevolver. Regimental marked Inside the upper leather piece. Missing the buckle to lock the cartridge holder. Overall very nice, leather supple with some cracks detailed in pictures.

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Bavarian Officer Frontplate

Bavarian officer Emblem in brass, original good condition. On brad/screw broken, no nuts. Note that crown top is missing small cross, otherwise OK. Needs some TLC (see pictures)

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Prussian Pre-War Belt Buckle for enlisted man.

Original Brass Buckle for a Prussian EM belt with German Silver center piece and devise "GOTT MIT UNS". Original solder. Uncleaned-Unpolished

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Bavarian Chevauleger Officer Pickelhaube

Black lacquered helmet body with fine fire gilt metal trim. Body in excellent shape with perfect form and firm stitching. Interior has officer style sweat leather and silk headliner. Inner visors colored red and green as is normal with officer helmets. Metal trim has fine officer quality fire gilding on all metal parts. Square visor and crossed spike base with fluted Bavarian officer spike. Rounded chinscales on rosettes with 2 piece officer Reichs and Bavarian cockades. Front plate is a finely detailed Royal Bavarian coat of Arms. Outstanding looking helmet that is all original and untouched

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German Colonial Belt Buckle in mint condition

Brass Buckle most likely of private purchase quality with Silver Medallion bearing the Imperial Crown and motto "GOTT MIT UNS". 100% original.

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Bavarian Chevauleger Reserve Officer Pickelhaube

Beautiful black fiber with gold/gilt trim and white buffalo hair plume. Helmet body in perfect form and firm stitching.

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Prussian Artillery Officer-NCO Pickelhaube with case

Absolutely Mint Prussian Field Artillery Officers-NCO Pickelhaube with its original carrying case.

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Bavarian Enlisted Man Belt Buckle - Pre War model in Brass.

Original Buckle for the Kingdom of Bavaria. In Brass with Silver medallion bearing the Royal Crown of Bavaria with Motto "IN TREUE FEST". Note a small dents in the crown center.

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Prussian Wartime Belt Buckle and Leather piece.

WW1 era Prussian Metal buckle with remnant of leather piece dated "Berlin 1915". Overall used/worn condition with no feldgrau paint left.

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