Ulan Regiment is a mounted Calvary unit. The 20th was stationed in Ludwigsburg. The owner of this stein served 1909-12. Normal litho and raised buttons on the soldier's uniform confirm the stein's authenticity and show it is not a reproduction.PLEASE NOTE: My knowledge about beer steins is limited only to the research I have done on this particular stein via the internet and FB groups specific to beer steins. PLEASE look closely at the pictures I have provided and ask for more if you need to see other angles. About German Regimental Beer Steins.
With an upsurge of nationalism, pride in the success of the Franco-Prussian War, and a young, popular EmperorKaiser Wilhelm IIGermany began an expansion of its military system in 1888. Military service was obligatory for men 17 to 45 years old, the primary exceptions being criminals or others without civil rights. The tour of active duty was three years for cavalry and navy and two years for the other services, with the exception of one year for certain professionals or volunteers. Upon completion of their active duty, these men became reservists.
It was the reservists, and not the career soldiers, who ordered souvenirs such as steins, pipes, flasks, beakers, cups, and swords. All reservists reported to their units in October and all graduated with the same class in September. The cost of Regimental beer steins, deducted automatically from wages, was very high, generally about two or three times the cost of a Mettlach stein.But the men had great pride in their class and unit; some cases have been recorded in which all the reservists in a given company ordered steins. There were several branches of the Army: infantry, cavalry, artillery, Pionier (engineering), Jager (hunter or rifleman), and the military train. There were also technical service units such as railway (Eisenbahn), telegraph, aviation, and airship (Luftschiffer). Volunteers from all of these units were provided to the colonial troops (Schutztruppen). The Navy was separate from the Army but had all the same types of souvenirs. Regimental steins are usually made of porcelain.
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The item "German Regimental Beer Stein withLithophane Horse Regiment Cavalry Finial" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "click4acause" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.