Lot 6637: A uniform for a member of the "Guardia Nobile" from the pontificate of Pius XII (1939 – 1958)

Hermann Historica GmbH

November 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany
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Description: Helmet with nickel-silver skull, black fur band and gilt comb sculpted in fine relief, with lion's head and long black horsehair plume. On the obverse silver star with applied, gilt papal emblem and medallion "Pio XII". Gilt chinscales finely decorated in relief, backed by black velvet and attached to rosettes. Red silk lining with gold-embossed papal insignia and manufacturer's mark "Tanfani e Bertarelli Roma", broad leather sweatband. No feather plume on the side. Comes with the uniform tunic of black woollen cloth with red piping, blue cuffs, gold braid and gold buttons in relief, inscribed "Guardia Nobile", gilt epaulettes with applied silver star and fringes, light-coloured stitched lining. Further, a red leather bandolier, overlaid with gold braid interwoven with blue, thereon the metal application "GNP" ("Guardia Nobile Pontificia"). Around the waist a belt decorated en suite, with gilt buckle. Also, a pair of blue trousers with black lateral stripes, two side and one back pocket as well as fine black silk lining, inside the tailor's label "C. Ronchetti" with wearer's name and date 23.3.1944. Slightly damaged in places, traces of wear and age. Beautifully preserved, rare uniform ensemble.
Condition Report: II
Notes: Vatikan
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Due to changed regulations it is unfortunately no longer possible to send any kind of firearms from Germany to foreign destinations by regular mail service. We will, if possible, organise international shipping through forwarding agents or specialised courier services, however, with the consequence of noticeably higher shipping costs.



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En application de la nouvelle loi, nous sommes au regret de vous informer qu'il ne sera plus possible d'envoyer des armes à feu (incluyant les armes antiques) par la poste vers l'étranger. Toutefois, nous essayons d'organiser ces envois par entreprises de transport ou services courrier spécialisés, mais conséquemment les frais d'envoi seront sensiblement plus élevés.
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