Actually this could be a reserve or landwehr officer
from Mecklenburg-Schwerin. This could be 1st or
3rd Bn. 89th Grenadiers or the 90th Infantry. It came
from a Kube auction and he said 89th but I have no idea
how to tell. Nothing special. Mecklenburg-Schwerin
fluted spike that unscrews.
wappen landwehr cross looks more gilt. Silver and a bit larger would be
ideal but most I have seen are like this. Almost a standard Fürst
cross. After being informed that the size of the cross was absolutely
wrong and did not happen I present the photograph, right that shows it
in use. Most references just show the larger cross. There is some
question between the colors of the cockades for Mecklenburg-Schwerin
and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. They are identical. There is no
There is writing on this rear brim but I cannot
decipher it. Can you?