Rare & Outstanding RS Prussia 1919 "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" Portrait PlateRare & Outstanding RS Prussia 1919 "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" Portrait PlateRare & Outstanding RS Prussia 1919 "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" Portrait PlateRare & Outstanding RS Prussia 1919 "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" Portrait Plate

Rare & Outstanding RS Prussia 1919 "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" Portrait Plate

General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg

Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg known generally as Paul von Hindenburg ( 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934), was a German Generalfeldmarschall (general field marshal) and statesman who commanded the Imperial German Army during the second half of World War I before later being elected President of the Weimar Republic in 1925. He played a key role in the Nazi "Seizure of Power" in January 1933 when, under pressure from advisers, he appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor of a "Government of National Concentration", even though the Nazis were a minority in both the cabinet and the Reichstag.

Born to a family of minor Prussian nobility, Paul von Hindenburg joined the Prussian army in 1866 where he thereafter saw combat during the Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian conflict. Despite retiring with the rank of General of the Infantry in 1911, he was recalled to military service at the age of 66 following the outbreak of World War I in July 1914. On August 1914, he received nationwide attention as the victor of the Battle of Tannenberg. Upon later being named Chief of the General Staff in 1916, his popularity among the German public exponentially increased to the point of giving rise to an enormous personality cult. As Kaiser Wilhelm II increasingly delegated his power as Supreme Warlord to the Army High Command, Hindenburg and his deputy, General Erich Ludendorff, ultimately established a de facto military dictatorship that dominated Germany for the rest of the war.

Hindenburg retired again in 1919, but returned to public life in 1925 to be elected the second President of Germany. In 1932, he was persuaded to run for re-election even though he was 84 years old and in poor health, because he was considered the only candidate who could defeat Hitler. Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff. He was opposed to Hitler until his death in 1934.

The Rheinhold Schlegelmilch Porcelain Co. [RS Prussia] produced Portrait Plates of "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" around 1919 to honor the German Great Field Marshal and WWI War Hero. Additional Portrait Plates were issued at the same time displaying both German Emperor Wilhelm I & II AND German Crown Prince Wilhelm [Eldest son of Wilhelm II] with Crown Prince of Bavaria Rupprecht. RS Prussia later issued, upon the death of Paul Von Hiddenburg, in 1934, a commemorative Plate honoring him as the President of Germany with the blue RS Germany Mark.

I am happy to present this outstanding and rare unmarked RS Prussia, circa 1919, Portrait Plate of "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg".

The superb scarce unmarked RS Prussia Portrait Plate, which measures 5-7/8" wide, displays a Portrait of "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" in his full Military Dress Uniform. The outer rim displays a circle of Laurel Wreaths surrounded by colors bands of Red, White, and Black, representing the new German Flag adopted in 1919. Bright gold stenciling also graces the outer rim areas.

The stunning RS Prussia Portrait Plate of "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the bright gilded gold excellent.

The rare Commemorative Portrait Plate of "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" will make an excellent addition for our Collection.

Please feel free to ask questions.

NOTE: All Photos were shot outside, in several settings, in Natural Light.
Also, the matching two [2] Portrait Plates, as described above, will be in a future listing.

ITEM ID
LA 004873
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
TYPE
Porcelain, Decorative
CREATOR
Prussia
PURPOSE
Plates
ORIGIN
Germany • German

Rare & Outstanding RS Prussia 1919 "General Field Marshal Paul Von Hidenburg" Portrait Plate

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