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 Napoleonic Garde Cuirassier "Parts" Helmet

Straight out of the woodworks - Nice original Helmet for a Garde Cuirassier of French Imperial Cavalry used until 1871.

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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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Prussian 2nd Kurassier "Koeningin Regiment" Enlisted Helmet

New find - Vet brought back in WW2 - Original Kurassier Pickelhaube. HOHENFRIEDBERG Bandeau. Probable wartime re-issue.

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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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Prussian Garde Reserve Officer Pickelhaube

Prussian Guard Reserve Officer with Black Buffalo hair parade plume M1897. This helmet was used by the 2nd Guard Regiment of Foot or Kaiser Alexander Guard Grenadier Regiment,

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Prussian 4th Grenadier Officer Pickelhaube

Prussian 4th Grenadier (King Frederich the Great Regt.) Officer Model 1897 -1913 helmet. Untouched and very rare helmet from an old collection.

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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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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 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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Bavarian Infantry Officers Pickelhaube

Black lacquered leather body, with beautifully gilt trim. Bavarian type Officers frontplate. Near Mint condition.

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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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Prussian Enlisted Uhlan Tschapka - Feldgrau.

Transition Model Field Gray Prussian Line Uhlan Regiments Tschapka. 100% original pre-war all leather quality Uhlan tschapka.

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Set of original convex Officers chinscales

An original set in brass that needs some TLC -one near broken/torn in the middle with its strap missing- Both however on original supple leather. See pictures.

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Bavarian Officer front trim for Visor

Bavarian officer visor trim in brass with the squared angles in original excellent condition. Both original spilt brads present.

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Bavarian Officer State Cockard

Bavarian officer Cockard in original very good condition. Nice crisp colors remaining. Complete with backing in cardboard. Left uncleaned.

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Set of Enlisted Cockads for a Prussian NCO or older pattern EM Pickelhaube

Original set of Reich and Prussian Cockads. Overall dimension is 50 cm. Small hole as retained by rosettes or Screw types. Excellent condition overall.

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Prussian Garde du Corps Officers Pickelhaube Spike and Base

Original Garde du Corps Officer Spike made in German Silver or "Maillechort" and Tombac for the Fluted spike.

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Bavarian Officer Spike And Base

Bavarian officer spike and base in original good condition. Removable spike that has the former and more elegant "flueting" pattern.Needs some TLC (see pictures)

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Prussian General Officer Spike And Base

Prussian "General's Style" Spike and base. Rare to find in original good condition. Removable spike that has the round base not covering the edges. Comes with stars (worn) and brad. Needs some TLC (see pictures)

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