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PAIR OF ENLISTED MAN EPAULETTES – GARDE-REITER-REGIMENT – SAXONY

SKU: 23-331

$795.00

This is an amazing and highly desirable pair of enlisted man’s (EM) epaulettes from Königl. Sächs. Garde-Reiter-Regiment (1. Schweres-Regiment). The regiment was raised in Saxony’s capitol city, Dresden, in 1680. It was attached to the Saxon XII. ArmeeKorps. The Garde-Reiter-Regiment was to Saxony’s King what the Regiment der Garde du Corps was to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Each was their ruler’s primary bodyguard, and they were generally seen at most parades and ceremonial functions. Members of the two regiments each wore gilt-toned helmets. In the case of Prussia’s Garde du Corps, their helmets were topped with Hohenzollern Eagles. The Saxon regiment had their helmets topped by a rampant lion. Saxon-style epaulettes are far different from those of other German Army regiments. To begin, they are gilt-toned and all metal. The center, which is similar in size to most EM’s epaulettes, contains a large Saxon Crown. Each epaulette’s tongue is quite different, and consisting of five discs of decreasing size. The reverse reveals blue felt backing and a long metal device that allows the epaulette to be slipped onto a tunic. While I have offered single examples from the regiment, this is the FIRST time that I have offered a complete pair. They are in very fine condition.

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This is an amazing and highly desirable pair of enlisted man’s (EM) epaulettes from Königl. Sächs. Garde-Reiter-Regiment (1. Schweres-Regiment). The regiment was raised in Saxony’s capitol city, Dresden, in 1680. It was attached to the Saxon XII. ArmeeKorps. The Garde-Reiter-Regiment was to Saxony’s King what the Regiment der Garde du Corps was to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Each was their ruler’s primary bodyguard, and they were generally seen at most parades and ceremonial functions. Members of the two regiments each wore gilt-toned helmets. In the case of Prussia’s Garde du Corps, their helmets were topped with Hohenzollern Eagles. The Saxon regiment had their helmets topped by a rampant lion. Saxon-style epaulettes are far different from those of other German Army regiments. To begin, they are gilt-toned and all metal. The center, which is similar in size to most EM’s epaulettes, contains a large Saxon Crown. Each epaulette’s tongue is quite different, and consisting of five discs of decreasing size. The reverse reveals blue felt backing and a long metal device that allows the epaulette to be slipped onto a tunic. While I have offered single examples from the regiment, this is the FIRST time that I have offered a complete pair. They are in very fine condition.