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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Saxon Leib Infantry Regt. 100 - NCO type Pickelhaube

Saxon Leib Infantry Regiment Custom Made Fahnrich/One year Volunteer model 1897. Black lacquered leather helmet body with fine silver trim.

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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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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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Bavarian Reserve Officer Frontplate for Pickelhaube

Very nice to Near Mint GILT brass frontplate, with approx 80% original fire gilting. Silver Reserve cross in the center. With two Split Brads attachments approx. 75cm. apart. 100% complete and original EXTRA THIN manufacturing.

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Prussian Enlisted pattern model 1895 Pickelhaube

Another woodwork find left untouched and nicely marked to the 30th Infantry Regiment.

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German Pickelhaube set of Flat chinscales in Brass

Officer type set of chinscales, in Brass, mounted on leather. Need some TLC, end of leather strap broken as seen on pictures, but otherwise complete original set.

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Reichs Colors - Officer Cockard

Original Reichs Cockard for Pickelhaube. Age patina nonetheless 100% original with its cardboard backing. Some rust on the back. See pictures. Needs some TLC.

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Prussian Flugel Adjutant to the King Pickelhaube

Black lacquer leather helmet in the style of a Prussian General officer.  Fine all silver trim. The silk headliner has an embroidered "A" in the right panel.

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Prussian Uhlan Officer Aspirant Tschapka with Rare Box

For Regiments 5,6,7,8,15 and 16 Tschapka M1897 . Beautiful Officer style all leather helmet with silver trim.

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Prussian Garde Infantry Officer zu Parade Pickelhaube

Very nice exemple of a prestigious unit/helmet. Come with its original richter and white Haarbusch for Officers.

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German WW1 Officers Field cover

Original Green Field Cover for Officers picklehaube. Overall nice condition with some tears as can be seen on pictures. Note that the wood trim sewn inside the cover has multiple brakes.

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German white Uhlan Tschapka Parade Bush for Enlisted man

Nice well furnished white horsehair parade bush for enlisted man Uhlan Tschapkas. Mounted on its "German Silver" holder.

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