More than an exploding zeppelin, the name Hindenburg belonged to a former German field marshal and president. Offered is a Baron Paul von Hindenburg (d.1934) signed military promotion order. Serving as the second president of Germany the Baron applied his stately endorsement with stunning (“9-10”) potency to this distinguished 1/18/26 document. Presenting in display-worthy condition, this stately relic of the short-lived Weimar Republic appoints “der Oberst a.D. Faupel” to the rank of Major General. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
Measuring 8x13 this German language appointment is counter-signed by Reichswehrminister (Minister of Defence) Otto Gessler (“9”) and Chef der Heeresleitung (Chief of the Army Command) Hans von Seeckt (“9”). Hindenburg’s generously sized signature partially overlaps a magnificent embossed seal with an image of an eagle at left. The header “Im Namen des Reichs” translates as “In the Name of the Empire”. Several original compacting folds have negligible impact of the appeal of this historic document. Paul von Hindenburg was greatly opposed to his eventual successor Adolf Hitler, who upon the Baron’s death in 1934 was finally able to consolidate his power by merging the offices of president and chancellor to become both the head of state and the head of government in Germany.