This interesting postcard shows Prussia’s famous King Frederick the Great (1712-1786) standing on the rear steps of legendary castle Sanssouci, which he built during his reign (1740-1786). The castle remains open in Potsdam today. It is one of the most impressive and beautiful in all Germany. Friedrich is flanked by two of his beloved dogs. Below him is the caption “Der alte Fritz in Sanssouci.” The postcard was mailed from Potsdam in 1938. Its postage stamp bears the image of the by-then-defunct Weimar Republic’s late President, Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, who had died in 1934.
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."