Prussian 2nd Garde Uhlan NCO - Private purchase Tschapka with Carte de Visite
Exceptional find came withers carte de visit inside the lining. A Rare regiment in extremely nice overall condition. Einjahrig Freiwilliger SCHMIDTMANN.
Black lacquered leather body in excellent shape with firm stitching to visor. Mortar board sits perfectly with no creases. Prussian Large winged and fire gilt Garde Eagle with the Silver NCO type silver Star of the order of the Black Eagle. Plate sits perfectly with deep marks in the helmet shell as can be seen on the pictures. NO extra holes of course.
Prussian NCO type Feldzeichen. Original Reichs Kokarde under a set of rounded chinscales maintained by split rosettes. The inside has the fancy Officers type lining with calfskin and Silk in dirty but excellent condition. This Tschapka is of full officers grade, the only thing theNCO had to do if/when enlisting into the Officers Corps was to change the Star to the enameled model and upgrade the Feldzeichen and kockarde. Tcshapke came with the EJF. Carte de Visite named to :
SCHMIDTMANN Einjaehrig Freiwilliger im 2t Garde Ulanen Regiment. A very rare set to find in 100% original and untouched condition.
- Overall condition Mint
- State / Country Prussian