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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. 

The 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 difference. 


There is writing on this rear brim but I cannot decipher it.  Can you?

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