Army Reservist Souvenir

Catalog No. 1271

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid (sometimes with figurine).

From the 1888 until the onset of World War I, German males between the ages of 17 and 20 were obligated to serve a period of active military duty, normally two or three years, after which they became reservists, subject to recall through the age of 45. Upon completion of active duty, reservists often purchased souvenirs in remembrance of their experience, personalized beer steins being the most popular of these service mementos.

This model number was produced in three different versions, accommodating mounted and unmounted units, as well as field artillary, with a blank strip around the base and a panel under the handle intended for hand-lettered personalization.

Prices can vary dramatically depending on unit designation and on the presence of a variety of other special features.

Unmounted
Unmounted
Mounted
Mounted
Field Artillary
Field Artillary
 
Mounted
Mounted
Unmounted
Unmounted
 
RH 1271 (Unmounted)
RH 1271 (Unmounted)

 
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