By Not Stated
Munich; Potsdam; Edinburgh; Paris   Not Stated
7" by 5.5"
A fascinating collection of one-hundred and forty-four postcards of military uniforms, a number of which depict 1930s Germany.
By Not Stated

c1936 One-Hundred and Forty-Four Postcards of Military Uniforms

Munich; Potsdam; Edinburgh; Paris   Not Stated
7" by 5.5"
A fascinating collection of one-hundred and forty-four postcards of military uniforms, a number of which depict 1930s Germany.
£895.00
: 1.5kgs / : 896F33

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Description

Colour Plates, Decorative Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding, Very Scarce

A total of one-hundred and forty-four twentieth century postcards, the majority depicting military uniform in England, France and Europe. A number of post cards, intriguingly, depict 1930s Munich and Potsdam.

Sixteen envelopes holding images and postcards, and a further ten loosely inserted postcards. Housed in a signed morocco box with gilt detailing by W & J Milne of Princes St. Edinburgh.

One envelope has the handwritten title ‘Postcards from Munich 1932’, and houses eleven postcards. Two of these present headshots of popular German actors Heinz Ruhmann and Gustav Frohlich, both of whom are dressed in military costume, and remained neutral in the Second World War.

The remaining nine postcards depict images of a funeral procession of Prince Regent Leopold of Bavaria in October 1930 in Munich. Leopold was commander of the German and Austro-Hungarian forces during World War I.

Further images depict Prince Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, surrounded by military figures.

The next envelope includes fifteen photographic postcards depicting Potsdam in the 1930s, and is captioned in ink to the front of the envelope with ‘Potsdam. September 1936’, and ‘Frederick William I’s Giant Guards’. Each post card is undated, but captioned.

Three post cards depict military parades in Potsdam, and predate the Nazi regime, seven depict memorials the First World War, and one of the remaining postcards depict Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia.

A further collection is ten colour post cards in the publisher’s original paper wraps, titled ‘Potsdams Stolzen Tagen’, or ‘Potsdam’s Proud Days’. It features ten colour illustrated postcards by artist Paul Pietsch, depicting the uniforms of Potsdam military positions between the late seventeenth and late nineteenth centuries. Collated, complete.

Loosely inserted are ten colour illustrated post cards depicting the military uniform of the various regiments of the German army, illustrated by Carl Henckel, and covering the period of the First World War. Present here are depictions of the garb of the Gardes du Corps between 1740 and 1926, and of nine further regiments between the years 1685 and 1928.

Twelve enveloped hold images of military statuettes held in the Scottish Naval & Military Museum at Edinburgh Castle. These images are of the Royal Scots Greys, Scots Guards, R.S.F., K.O.S.B., the Cameronians, Black Watch, H.L.I., Seaforths, Gordons, Camerons, and A. & S.H.

These envelopes house a total of eighty-three postcards. Collated, complete.

A further envelope includes fifteen colour illustrated postcards depicting the uniforms of the French 1st Empire. They depict the uniforms of fifteen military positions as they were in 1811.

Condition

Sixteen envelopes housing post cards, and ten loose post cards, housed in a morocco case signed by W. & J. Milne. Externally, excellent. Lightly rubbed to back strip head. Envelopes in very good condition indeed, with small closed tears only to 'Potsdam 1936' envelope. Two further envelopes captioned in ink. Post cards exceptionally bright and clean, with a small number labelled in ink to the reverse. Scottish statuette postcards are bright and generally clean, with pencil inscription and light handling marks to reverse of a small number.

Very Good Indeed

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