WH (Luftwaffe) bluish-coloured, steel-based belt-buckle being a maker- (ie. 'F.W. Assmann & Söhne'-) marked- and/or: '1942'-dated example that comes mounted onto its leather-based tab and that comes in a 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-, condition
This is a truly very attractive example of a (Luftwaffe) bluish-grey-coloured- and/or typical steel-based belt-buckle, being a neatly maker- (ie. 'F.W.Assmann & Söhne'-) marked- and/or: '1942'-dated example that comes mounted onto its (scarcely seen!) black-coloured- and leather-based tab and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. I deem simply never worn- ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The buckle truly retains all of its somewhat 'matted- ie. satin'-styled, bluish-grey-coloured finish without showing any defaults whatsoever: it was simply never cleaned nor polished and does show some minimal storage-staining (as can be seen on the pictures). The inside of the buckle shows some obvious dust caused by over more than 80 years of storage. The black-toned leather-based tab is naturally also still fully functional and souple: it shows a clearly present, oval-shaped: 'F.W. Assmann & Söhne - Lüdenscheid - 1942'-stamp (as can be clearly seen in the pictures) and remains in an equally nicely preserved condition overall (it was I deem never greased nor oiled but does show some minimal age ie. staining). The buckle itself is non-maker-marked as is more often observed. It should be noted that these minty examples are nowadays quite difficult to encounter: even more so when they come mounted on a black-coloured tab. The piece originates from an extensive belt-buckle-collection that I recently acquired for the web-site. Simply a very attractive, 'Assmann & Söhne'-marked 'Luftwaffe'-example that is priced according to its overall superb ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued' condition!