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A few quick pics of the next batch of Imperial items I just picked up I am still in shock...It just keeps coming!Although not cheap, My friend is very generous and has no problem with Lay-A ways and My word has been my bond.Any comments and info are appreciated as I am new to this area of collecting.

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WOW! Worth the hot dogs and Ramen I'd say!

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Oh wow, such pristine condition, too. Great score, my friend!

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Geoff,

I think you made a very good decision to go on a noodle-diet for a while... this looks like an outstanding batch of headgear.

Congrats and thanks for sharing your bounty with us! wink

Best!

Bill

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Bill and friends,I need help with Info about these pieces! I believe they are legit,but just have my gut to go by!
I have a pretty good eye for quality,but these are Items I need help on. any help and comments on if these are legit!..
Thanks ,Geoff.

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Oh wow Geoff These are great!!

I dont know but will check all my postcards? The Mütze could be Füsilier-Regiment Prinz Georg 108 (XII Armee Korps) from Dresden, or Jäger Batalion 12 or 13 or 15 from XII Armee Korps, but, you probably know that already?

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KR


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Hey Krullies,I was told the Mutze was an NCO from a Saxon Jager Battalion.Is it true there were only two (2) Battalions of Saxon Jagers?

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I have secured most of the collection (Mostly headgear and accessory s)The final portion consisting of a Hussar Grouping.I am told it belonged to the 11th.Regiment.A Sr.NCO.Was This a Saxon unit? Dammit! I hate being so Ignorant! I am just guessing on values but my friend seems to be very fair in his pricing.Any ideas on what an original "Attila"in good to very good condition would run? He has his Grandfathers Hussar uniform (With Busby)But understandingly not for sale.(I hope I can see it!)
Time for bed! Advise and comments welcome .Geoff.

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Originally Posted By: Geoff Ward
Hey Krullies,I was told the Mutze was an NCO from a Saxon Jager Battalion.Is it true there were only two (2) Battalions of Saxon Jagers?



Hi Geoff, yes your friend is correct, the Saxon Jäger, or Sächsischen first (12. Freiburg) or second (13. Dresden) Jäger batallion, both from Sachsen\Saxony. There were 2 batallionen left, after the third Jägers from the 15. from Freiburg were used to replace losses in another Saxon regiment. The other Regiment that had these Mütze colors was the Fusiliers Regiment Prinz George, so not Jägers. The top red\white\black Kokarde, is the Reichskokarde, for 100 years of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The other green\white below, is for Sachsen\Saxony


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I had time for a few more pics here is a desk ornament very beautiful detailing.

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Another desk ornament Flying Corps.I was told this was made of Spelter ware can anyone shed some light on what Spelter ware is?
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Also the base is very soft (I believe Alabaster) most I have seen are marble or something like it.

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Geoff,

Spelter, while sometimes used merely as a synonym for zinc, is often used to identify a zinc alloy. In this sense it might be an alloy of equal parts copper and zinc used for hard soldering and brazing, or as an alloy, containing lead, that is used instead of bronze. In this usage it was common for many 19th-century cheap, cast articles such as candlesticks and clock cases and early 20th-century Art Nouveau ornaments and Art Deco figures. The word 'pewter' is thought to be derived from the word 'spelter'.[3] Zinc ingots formed by smelting might also be termed spelter.

In other words, the least desireable of casting materials. The detail can be quite good on well cared for examples and most all are artificially patinated.

The nice soldier bust above looks like a fine, solid bronze piece. Always try to stick with bronze examples mate - some can be hollow cast too, but the solid versions are much more desireable and valuable.

Thanks for sharing!

Bill

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Thank you Bill,Do you know of any recommended maintainance tips for real bronze? Thanks.Geoff.

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Geoff,

Just wipe it clean with a soft, cotton t-shirt and then apply a light coat of Ren-wax. Buff it off and that's it. Try to keep fingerprints off of it and you should be good to go. wink

Best!

Bill


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