[img]Hello all, I recently came across a very interesting Gepackwagen, along with three other KBN maroon coaches. I've seen pictures of the wagen in some web pages, but this one has some very different markings. When you look at the centre one very closely, it appears to have the Royal Crest of English King George 6th. His Coronation was in 1936.
Is it possible the KBN made a special edition to celebarate his Coronation. It's the only explanation I can think of. Has anyone seen anything similar?
There's always the possibility, but if so, they are very well done. It's not very clear, but on the third photo, the GR ensignia, you can very faintly see the square box around the gold writing which is how it was painted on. It matches perfectly which is why it's difficult to see. The markings are on both sides of the wagon. I'll try to get a better picture for the post.
nice find, personally I do not think it was done by Bub directly. Maybe it was prepared by Bond's or Gammages as special coronation set? Unfortunately there is not so much references to Bub in the UK. The Bond'S catalogue of 1936 still lists the Bing items. And from Gammages we only know about the one advert for the special set.
I think this is a pretty british issue, it is not so well known on the continent, so I doubt that KB would produce such an edition in Germany. Although Bing had very good relations to the UK I think Bub did not have such close relations.
From the version it seems be the second version without KB marking.