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Unknown Imperial Tunic

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Gents,

 

This is an unknown Imperial German tunic made in the form of a double breasted frock coat. It is heavy blue wool with black cuffs and shoulder straps that are piped in blue. The plain polished (Glatt) gold colored buttons are placed in pairs down the front as well as at the cuffs and back as belt supports. The metal insignia is missing from the stand up collar.

 

My suspicion is that this coat is either a Police uniform as this blue piping was used by various small municipal police departments known as Kommunalpolizei. It could also be Railway related as the Eisenbahn also used this style of blue coat,

 

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated?

 

 

Eisenbahn tunic.JPG

Eisenbahn back.JPG

Eisenbahn collar.JPG

Eisenbahn cuff.JPG

Eisenbahn shoulder boards.JPG

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Hi,

  I would agree that it is either police, railway or even postal. 

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On 5/9/2020 at 12:19 PM, Ailcol said:

Hi,

  I would agree that it is either police, railway or even postal. 

 

Thanks for looking.  I know that various State Customs and Border Control units (Zollschutz)  used this double breasted style of tunic but I have not been able to find one that separates the plain (Glatt) button spacing into twos like this.  Very subtle but very distinctive as well.  Bavarians used metal leaf sprays in one or two styles on their Police and Customs uniform collars but it is now only possible to say they were metal collar devices there during time in use but are now missing.  

 

The search continues.

 

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