PRUSSIA – TUNIC – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 64.
This is a high-quality, prewar, dunkel-blau (dark-blue) Major’s tunic from Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgerisches) Nr 64. This Brandenburg Regiment was established in 1860 and assigned to the Prussian III. Armeekorps. Bataillon Nrs I and II were garrisoned at Prenzlau, while Bataillon Nr III was based at Angermünde. [As a Major this man would have commanded one of the three Bataillone or he might have served as the Regiment’s Deputy Commander.
The Major’s Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgerisches) Nr 64 tunic is constructed of fine wool. It has the standard eight brass buttons running down its center. A 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon is in its second buttonhole. [I am not sure if the officer actually was awarded the Iron Cross early in the war or if a collector has added it. Either way, it is a very nice touch]. A very small pair of sewn-in loops that are 1” apart is present on the tunic’s front. A very small ribbon bar would have fit in these loops.
The tunic has a red collar, and red trim decorates the tunic’s center. A fine pair of Major’s shoulder boards is attached to the tunic via its slip-on straps. The shoulder boards’ underlays are white. The regimental designation, “64,” is present on each shoulder board. The tunic cuffs are also red. Each one boasts three brass buttons. The tunic’s reverse features six more brass buttons in the area of the rear vent, which also sports red trim. The interior is lined with fine black silk, as one would expect of a top-quality tunic.
I can detect NO mothing on this very fine, top condition Major’s Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgerisches) Nr 64 tunic.