SOLD! for $600.00.
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- Low Estimate: $900.00
- High Estimate: $1,200.00
- Realized: $600.00
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Four (4) Prussian WWI-related items, including steel halberd or halbert, KPEV plaque, and two KPEV curtains. 1st item: One (1) ceremonial steel halberd or polearm blade with an elongated pike engraved with two coats of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia depicting an eagle with “R” on its chest grasping an orb and sceptre, motto “Suum Cui Que”, and foliate bordering with an octagonal base insert for a staff. 20 3/4″ H x 8 3/4″ W x 1 7/8″ D. 2nd item: One (1) KPEV steel hand painted plaque depicting the Prussian coat of arms above “K. P. E. V.” affixed by four screws to a beveled, octagonal wood base with a metal ring at the top edge. 10 3/4″ H x 13″ W. 3rd & 4th items: Two (2) tan KPEV train curtains with embroidered designs of the Prussian coat of arms above “K. P. E. V.” and a crown evenly throughout having edges sewn with black thread. Both approximately 43 3/8″ H x 35 3/8″ W. All items Prussian, early 20th century. Note: The title Royal Prussian Railway Administration (Koniglich PreuBische Eisenbahn-Verwaltung) or KPEV is often mistakenly used to describe the Prussian state railways (PreuBische Staatseisenbahn).
CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with slight wear to engraved designs and surface oxidation. 2nd item: Overall good condition with scattered surface scratches and pitting. 3rd & 4th items: Overall good condition with remnants of white thread attachments to upper edges and scattered discoloration of fabric. One with areas of dampstaining