This postcard shows Crown Princess Cecilie riding in a carriage.
COLORIZED POSTCARD – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL von HINDENBURG
This is a colorized postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). He is wearing a dunkel-blau (dark-blue) tunic, with epaulettes, a ribbon bar, breast star, and two neck orders. Von Hindenburg achieved fame early in WW I, defeating the Russians at Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. He later commanded the entire German Army. He became the President of the Weimar Republic in the 1920’s. He ultimately was forced to accept Adolf Hitler as his Chancellor. Upon von Hindenburg’s death in 1934, Hitler assumed control of Germany and the Third Reich was born. This postcard was mailed from Austria during WW I.
This postcard shows the first important Prussian King, Frederick the Great. He led Prussia from a little-known German state to a recognized power in Europe. He is seen from the chest up (wearing his tricorn cap) in a charcoal sketch that is signed by the artist.
POSTCARD COMMEMORATING KAISER FRIEDRICH III’S DEATH
Kaiser Friedrich III was Germany’s second Kaiser. The son of Kaiser Wilhelm I and the father of Kaiser Wilhelm II, he died after sitting on the German throne for less than one-hundred-days. He died on 15 June 1888. A fine image of him appears on the obverse.
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."