King Luitpold

King_LuitPoldLuitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (German: Prinzregent Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig von Bayern) (12 March 1821 – 12 December 1912), was the de facto ruler of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912, due to the incapacity of his nephews, King Ludwig II and King Otto.

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Stamp purchased on 12 July 2015.

Postcard purchased on 14 July 2015






From the same source I added these coins and a few other stamps into FETCHr’s collection

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Purchased this book from an online site. Owner is Mike Dunn -An almond farmer from central California! A nice Imperial German~Bavarian book “90 Jahre In Treue Fest”. The book seems to celebrate the 90 years of the Prinzegented Luitpold von Bayern. Book is 216 pages long and opens to a great picture of the Prinz in uniform wearing a super medal bar and breast awards. There are written passages in the beginning of the book and many great photos of Luitpold. A super vintage historical Bavarian book. The book does have some condition issues-cover is a bit dirty, there are yellow age spots in part of the book. A really nice vintage historical book. #871-5

Tutored as a child by Domenico Quaglio the Younger, Luitpold had a great feeling for the arts. Luitpold’s years as regent were marked by tremendous artistic and cultural activity in Bavaria where they are known as the Prinzregentenjahre (“The Prince Regent Years”) or the Prinzregentenzeit. Bavaria prospered under a liberal government and Munich became a cultural centre of Europe. Thomas Mann wrote about this period “Munich shone” (1902 Gladius Dei). Schwabing became an important artists’ quarter in Munich.

There are numerous streets in Bavarian cities and towns called Prinzregentenstrasse or Luitpoldstrasse. Many institutions are named in Luitpold’s honour including the Prinzregententheater in Munich and the Luitpoldarena and the Luitpoldhalle in Nürnberg. In 1891 Luitpold established the Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich. Prinzregententorte is a multi-layered cake with chocolate butter cream named in his honour. The vessel SMS Prinzregent Luitpold of the Imperial German Navy and the Luitpold Coast were named for Luitpold.

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The book arrives at the Studio.




All the stamps, coins and card arrived at the Studio.  King Luitpold stamp turns out to be a used stamp with postmark.  Hence, I made another order for the mint copy from the same seller. FETCHr is happy now.

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