Preußen Garde Kürassier Regt
NCO Koller
A rare issue Koller for a Sergeant of the Garde Kürassier Regt Garde-Korps Berlin. The tunic is made of yellow-white (cream) kirsey, with Cornflower blue collar and cuff facings. The wool shoulder straps are blue piped and blank as is correct for the GKR. There are only twelve buttons on the tunic. Two on each cuff, Two on the shoulder straps and six on the rear skirts. The two top rear buttons also serve as belt ramps.
There are single Garde Litzen on the collar and two on each cuff. The Kürassier Garde border (Kollerborte) is white fabric with two blue borders, and goes the entire length of the front, collar and cuffs. As the owner was a Sergeant, there is bright silver Garde pattern NCO tress sewn directly over the white portion of the Kürassier Kollerborte on the collar and cuffs. Two silvered Prussian NCO buttons on the collar indicate the rank of Sergeant. The button on the shoulder strap is for the 3rd Eskadron (3rd Squadron which matches the markings on the matching Metalhelme).
The back of the Koller.
The front is closed with sixteen alternating hook and eyes the entire length of the front, plus two on the collar.
The tunic is partially lined with a speckled linen called calico, and is clearly marked BAG (Clothing Depot of the Garde) 1912 and GKR. The original paper makers label with the cut sizes is still intact.
The matching Koller, Model 1894 Preußen Garde Kürassier Parade Mannschaften Metalhelme for Garde Kürassier Regt., Berlin Garde - Korps. To see the Metalhelme to paradeHere.