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Kaiser Wilhelm II Cigarette Case

Note: This item is currently in storage.

The front exterior of this metal cigarette case displays a photo of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who was the last King of Prussia. He reigned from 1888 to 1918. His great-uncle was Frederick Wilhelm IV, who in 1842 designed the pickelhaube, which became the helmet worn by the Prussian army.


This cigarette case is approximately 3-5/8 inches high by 3-3/16 inches wide by 11/16 inches deep.


Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker, America’s highest scoring ace of WWI, brought this Prussian cigarette case home as a wartime souvenir. It is unknown how he attained it.

Donated by Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker.

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