Superb, WH (Heeres) trade- and/or special-career insignia, being a detailed- and/or neatly hand-embroidered example as executed on darker-green-coloured wool, as was intended for a: 'Steuermann' (ie. enigineer-boat-pilot or helmsman)
This is a very attractive example of a WH (Heeres) trade- and/or special-career insignia, being a very detailed- and/or neatly hand-embroidered example as was executed on darker-green-coloured wool, as was specifically intended for usage by a: 'Steuermann' (ie. enigineer-boat-pilot or helmsman) being an example that comes in an overall very nice- (I deem just moderately used- and/or most certainly once tunic-attached-), condition. The patch is beautifully executed in somewhat shiny, silverish-coloured braid and is a superb example of the employed craftmenship of the days (see pictures). It is moreover nicely 'backed' with greyish-coloured linnen that shows a clearly stamped makers'-designation that reads: 'H&W' (as can be seen on the pictures). The badge just shows some minimal age ie. staining simply caused by minimal wear and/or decades of storage (and still shows some minimal thread- and/or stitching-remains caused by having been once tunic-attached). This is actually a scarcely encountered 'Pioniere'- (ie. engineers-) related patch, that is I deem very much underestimated by the collectors'-community. Simply an attractive - example of this desirable 'Sturm-Pioniere'-related arm-patch!