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    Exceptional Imperial German Reservist Flask for the 144th (5th Lotharingian) Infantry. A lovely reservist flak measuring 4¾" in diameter and 8" tall. Through the glass on the obverse is a colorful hand-colored lithograph of soldiers at a train station taking leave of their wives and sweethearts as they deploy for duty with the caption "Reserve hat Ruh!". The reverse is captioned "Parole Res. Hat Ruh. Heimat. Andenk.a.m. Dienstzeit". An enamel and metal device is affixed to the reverse that features a patriotic scene, a 144th infantry regiment shoulder board and the title "Metz". The eagle finial on the screw-off lid has sadly lost one of his wings, however, the flask remains in generally very good condition and even retains its original red/white/black shoulder cord.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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