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 General Officer Helmet with Parade Plume

Straight from Private. Totally untouched Prussian General's Pickelhaube with its Parade Richter and Cock Feather plume.

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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 Officer Fiber Helmet body with both Visors and Lining

Excellent shaped Fiber body for a Bavarian Helmet. Both visors remain with firm stitching, Gilt brass front visor trim, back spine and interior Calfskin and silk lining (silk with minor tears).

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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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Imperial German Colonial Pith Helmet for Officer of Pioneer & Verkehrstruppen.

German East Asian contingent station in Tsingtao, China. Beautiful near mint condition helmet from an old collection.

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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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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 Line Pioneer Reserve Officer Pickelhaube

Absolutely untouched. Black lacquered leather helmet body with fine silver trim. Helmet has excellent form, with fine exterior lacquer and firm stitching.

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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 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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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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Hessen 25th Field Artillery Enlisted Pickelhaube

Black Lacquered body in excellent shape. Hessen Frontplate with rare Hessen style crossbase and Artillery pearling.

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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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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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Wurttemberg Brass NCO type Frontplate

Straight woodwork find, left totally uncleaned. High quality manufacturing, with its original finish. Distance between brass screws is 71 mm. No Nuts.

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Baden Enlisted/NCO type gilt brass frontplate

High quality manufactured Brass Baden Frontplate with screw attachment. Original finish. Left totally uncleaned. Distance between screw points 85 mm. No nuts.

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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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Bavarian Mounted Troop or Schwere Reiter type Frontplate EM

Massif brass Frontplate for a Bavarian Pickelhaube. Complete with original screws and washers. Distance between screws approx. 95cm. Excellent to mint condition.

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French Model 1874 Cuirassier or Dragoon Chinscales

Brass scales mounted on Leather with rosettes attached to the 1st Scale. All Original, leather a bit dry, but still pliable. Left untouched as found.

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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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Saxon Garde Reiter Offizier's Pickelhaube Model Pre-1897

Seldom to be found in such nice condition, Saxon Garde Reiter Tombac helmet with "Maneuver" Lining for Officers. Excellent/Near Mint Condition.

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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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Prussian 3rd Pioneer Batl. NCO Pickelhaube

Prussian 3rd Pioneer Batl. (1st Brandenburg -von Rauch) NCO helmet to Parade M1891-97. Beautiful helmet. Black lacquered EM style helmet body with German silver trim. Helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Enlisted style body

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Prussian Officer Cockard for Pickelhaube

Nice Prussian Officer Cockard. Some age patina and rust with its original cardboard backing. Needs some TLC.

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Prussian Green Felt Ersatz Infantry EM Pickelhaube circa 1914

Out of the woodwork find. Hard green pressed felt helmet body with brass trim. Helmet body has perfect shape and excellent exterior felt surface.

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Prussian Line Jaeger "Fähnrich" Shako

Excellent exemple of a rare model "1887" in very nice overall condition.

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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 NCO Cockard for Pickelhaube

Nice overall very good condition Cockard made in three parts (Black metal, silver ring and Cardboard back). 100 % Original.

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Wurttemberg 13th Train Bat. Reserve Officer Pickelhaube

Black lacquered fiber helmet body with fine fire gilt trim. Helmet has excellent form, with fine fire gilt trim. Near MINT

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Bavarian Raupenhelm type Cockard for enlisted man

Small Bavarian EM Cockard for a Raupenhelm with the center screw type attachment. Approx. diameter 4cm. Excellent condition overall.

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87th Infantry Regiment Reserve Officer with Field Cover

Excellent condition overall complete and Named to Hauptmann Wiessmann 87. Inf. Regt.

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Prussian Infantry Metal Ersatz Pickelhaube circa 1914.

Stamped metal and bright black enameled helmet body with brass trim. Helmet body is in near mint condition with no significant dents or loss of enamel.

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