This color postcard depicts Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869 – 1947).
COLOR POSTCARD – KÖNIG FRIEDRICH der GROßE
This is a fine color postcard of König Friedrich II der Große (Frederick the Great, 1712-1786. He was the first of Prussia’s truly illustrious kings. He led his Kingdom through a critical 18th Century’s period (1740-1786). During his reign, he built the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, and also founded the Orden Pour le Mérite. This pose of “Der alte Fritz” comes from a painting by Anton Graf, done when Friedrich was sixty-eight-years-old (1772). He is wearing a Black Eagle Breast Star on his tunic. The postcard was not mailed.
This is a very large and ornate monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I, located in Hildesheim. The monument shows Kaiser Wilhelm I mounted on a horse, wearing the helmet and uniform of the Regiment der Garde du Corps. In his right hand he holds a Generalfeldmarschall’s baton. Below him, standing on the ground, is Germania, the mythical patron and protector of Germany against France. She holds high in her left hand Germany’s crown. Under Wilhelm’s foot is a dragon that he has slain, much like Saint George or the Archangel Michael. The postcard just oozes symbolism and the might of Germany’s first Kaiser. On the postcard’s reverse is a written message. The postcard was mailed in August 1907.
I'm Kenneth (Ken) J. Greenfield, currently of New Port Richey, Florida, located on the West Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay area. I started out as a collector of Imperial German Militaria, particularly items dealing with the Imperial German Air Service in the early 1960's. After more than forty years of avid collecting, I began to sell a few items to upgrade my collection and help finance my collecting "habit." I attended militaria shows, both to buy and sell. I wanted to spend more time at home and less traveling for the national companies that I had worked for; so, starting my own business seemed like an attractive alternative. I like nothing better than talking with others about militaria, and introducing newcomers to the joys of owning a "piece of history."