This is a very exciting grouping. The grouping once belonged to a man from Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 7. Jäger zu Pferde regiments were first established in the early 20th Century. They served as a mounted, light-hunting cavalry. They were at the opposite of the spectrum from küraßier regiments. Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 7 was established in 1913 and garrisoned at Trier. It was assigned to the VIII. Armeekorps. A framed photograph of the items’ original owner is a part of the grouping. The frame measures 12 ½” x 8 ½,” while the framed image measures 6 ½” x 4 3/4.” In the photograph one can clearly see his shoulder straps and regimental designation. He is wearing a gorget around his neck. He is also wearing a four-place medal bar. Also evident on his chest is the veteran’s badge described below. This is the most exciting veterans’ badge I have ever acquired. Indeed, the term “veteran’s badge” does not do the piece justice. The construction and design of the badge are quite striking. This badge was presented to men who served in küraßier and Jäger zu Pferde-Regiments. It is slightly larger than an Iron Cross 1st Class. It measures 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4.” Crossed swords extend through the badge’s center. The arms are a beautiful white enamel, while the enamel center is a gorgeous black and gold. I said earlier that calling this a veteran’s badge was unfair. Its superior quality and beauty rank with the most prestigious decorations. Elite cavalry regiments such as Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 7 were substantially smaller than infantry regiments. Included as part of this grouping is a boutonniere for the badge. It is faithfully reproduced and mounted on a red, black, blue, and yellow ribbon. The name of the firm that produced it appears on the reverse’s button, reading, “Paul Kust.” The boutonniere comes in a small, cardboard carton, which is also marked with the manufacturer’s name. The number of these that were manufactured surely was quite limited. This is a very important grouping.