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Title 1st/2nd Prussian Life Guard Hussars busby banner
Nationality German
Period 19th century
Price £130.00

This was worn above a large white metal death's head skull on the pelzmutze / sealskin busby of this unit. They were worn from at least the mid-19th century to 1918. There are some marvellous photograhps showing the princesses of Prussia in the Edwardian era wearing these busbys on the steps of one of their palaces!

This is a die-struck white metal badge (17.5cm at its widest point). One of the fittings on the reverse is missing, but otherwise, apart from a little flattening of the design and some buckling in the centre, it's in quite good shape for its age.

Prov: from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern Book Archive, sold at auction by order of the National Army Museum, London.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : German : 19th Century]

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Collected bayonet this morning, all safe & sound as described. Been looking for one as good as this for years. Thank you.

J S, UK, 16.04.2009

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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