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  • A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes
  • A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes
  • A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes
  • A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes
  • A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes

Item: G31757

A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes

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A Fine Pair of Prussian 3rd Regiment, Queen Elisabeth Grenadier Guards Epaulettes

Dress pair "banjo" style, stiff-framed epaulettes with burlap supports forming the undersides, uppers in yellow (gold) raised crescent-shaped copper gilded rim enclosing four fire gilt insignias, incorporating a large "E" (Queen Elisabeth) surmounted by a crown and flanked by pips on either side, designing the rank as that of Hauptmann (Captain), the protruding tabs trimmed in a 16 mm wide band of finely braided ribbon fabricated from silvered bullion copper wire with black threading, reinforced button hole at the tab end, with red felt backers, measuring 123 mm x 155 mm each, near mint.
 
Footnote/Provenance: This set of Epaulettes belonged to Konstantin von Alvensleben, 1866-1943. Born in Posen, retired from Field Artillery Reg. 50 shortly after his service China (China medal), recalled for service in WW1 where he earned the EK2. In WWI he served in Südwestafrika (Elephant Badge). Of note and extreme rarity, he served as a technical advisor in Chile and was only 1 of 36 recipients of the Gold Chile Medal, reserved specifically for "German Instructors". Additionally, he was awarded the Prussian Red Eagle Order with Swords; 3rd Class, as well as the Baden Order of Zahringer Lion, Knight with Swords.
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