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PROMOTION PATENT – OFFICER’S TO HAUPTMANN der RESERVE – SIGNED BY KAISER WILHELM II

SKU: 19-262

$350.00

This is a high-quality Feldartillerie officer’s promotion patent in beautiful condition. His name was Spielberg. The document is two sided and measures 8 ½” x 14 1/4.” The second page bears Kaiser Wilhelm II’s bold black-ink signature, as well as a Hohenzollern Eagle-embossed seal. Spielberg was promoted from the rank of Oberleutnant der Reserve to that of Hauptmann der Reserve. This seems a bit unusual to me, a Hauptmann who was a reservist, primarily because I have not encountered one before. Chances are he had been in the Army for some time, and had been a reservist even longer! The document was signed by Wilhelm II at the Neues Palais (New Palace) on 18 June 1908. The document is in excellent condition, still fresh and crisp after more than one-hundred plus years. I am especially pleased by the signature of Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is quite large, 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4.”

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This is a high-quality Feldartillerie officer’s promotion patent in beautiful condition. His name was Spielberg. The document is two sided and measures 8 ½” x 14 1/4.” The second page bears Kaiser Wilhelm II’s bold black-ink signature, as well as a Hohenzollern Eagle-embossed seal. Spielberg was promoted from the rank of Oberleutnant der Reserve to that of Hauptmann der Reserve. This seems a bit unusual to me, a Hauptmann who was a reservist, primarily because I have not encountered one before. Chances are he had been in the Army for some time, and had been a reservist even longer! The document was signed by Wilhelm II at the Neues Palais (New Palace) on 18 June 1908. The document is in excellent condition, still fresh and crisp after more than one-hundred plus years. I am especially pleased by the signature of Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is quite large, 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4.”