Single - but nevertheless scarcely seen! - WH (Heeres) early- ie. mid-war-period- (ie. 'M40/M43'-pattern) 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstrap as was intended for an: 'Oberfeldwebel eines Infanterie-Rgts. der “Grossdeutschland”-Division'
This is a truly attractive - albeit regrettably single but but nevertheless very desirable and scarcely seen! - WH (Heeres) early- ie. mid-war-period- (ie. 'M40/M43'-pattern) and neatly 'cyphered' NCO-type shoulderstrap as piped in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for - and with certainty used and worn by! - an: 'Oberfeldwebel eines Infanterie-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or: sergeant first-class who served within an infantry-related unit within the “Grossdeutschland”-Division) and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstrap - which has the 'standard'-pattern, field-grey-coloured- and/or: woolen-based 'upperdeck' - has the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type piping attached (as can be seen on the pictures). The strap - which measures approximately 12,8 cms. in length - comes mounted onto its functional tongue and comes as stated above in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The strap is a clear example of a 'standard-issued'-pattern strap and shows a (greyish-silver-toned- and metal-based ie. non-magnetic) so-called: 'GD'-cypher and single (zinc-based) pip attached (as can be seen on the pictures). The GD-'cypher' retains both its prongs (as can be seen on the pictures). Next to this, has this strap the greyish-blue-toned (ie. sub-dued) NCO-braid attached denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Oberfeldwebel' (or: sergeant first-class). The strap comes out-of my personal collection and shows - as stated above - only moderate usage ie. wear (just some moderate age, dust and/or staining is visible and/or present as can be seen on the pictures). In any case is this a neat occasion to acquire a very attractive and desirable NCO-type, 'M43'-pattern and neatly 'cyphered', 'Infanterie'-related GD-shoulderstrap: one of the nicest such single “GD“-shoulderstraps I ever had on offer for quite some time!