This is an unusual single shoulder strap that was proudly worn by an enlisted man or an NCO who served in Thüringisches Ulanen-Regiment Nr 6. The regiment was founded in 1813. It was garrisoned at Hanau and assigned to the XVIII. Armeekorps. The strap measures 2 ¾” x 6 ¾.” It is dark-blue, trimmed in white. What makes the strap so unusual and desirable is that its regimental cypher is attached as two pieces of metal rather than being embroidered onto the strap. The large silver-toned crown was the regimental chef’s, King Christian IX of Denmark, cypher. A silver button with a “6” on it also is attached, which stands for Eskadron Nr 6. [Eskadron is the Kavallerie’s equivalent for “Kompagnie”].
Some scattered mothing affects the strap’s obverse. The reverse of the strap is red wool or felt. Green stitching secures the crown and cypher. All in all, it is a fine shoulder strap from an old-line Ulanen-Regiment.