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WWI German Prussian Royal Railway KPEV Plaque
  • WWI German Prussian Royal Railway KPEV Plaque
  • WWI German Prussian Royal Railway KPEV Plaque
  • WWI German Prussian Royal Railway KPEV Plaque

WWI German Prussian Royal Railway KPEV Plaque

Price:

£425.00


Product Description

A fine original WWI Prussian German Railway plaque that was mounted on box cars and locomotives.

It consists of a rectangular plaque with cut off corners, made out of tinned steel, that has had an applied decal of the Prussian Imperial eagle, the royal cypher and the letters K.P.E.V.. The decal has been protected with a transparent lacquer (not unlike that used on WWII German helmet decals) and this has crackled with age. There are 4 holes to screw the plaque to the waggon. The reverse is painted in rust red. Condition is very good with just some light scratching to the decal.

The letters represent the ‘Royal Prussian Railway Administration’ (Königlich Preußische Eisenbahn-Verwaltung), although it is sometimes mistaken for Prussian State Railways (Preußische Staatseisenbahn). The plaques were originally circular and cast of bronze, but economy measures during WWI meant that bronze was no longer available, except for the war effort. Rare piece.

Size: 26 x 21 cm (10 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches)
Weight: 829 g

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