Attractive - albeit single and clearly tunic-removed - WH (Heeres) officers'-pattern (and neatly 'cyphered'!) shoulderboard (ie. 'Schulterstück') as was intended for usage by an: 'Oberleutnant des Artillerie-Regiments 4'
This an attractive - regrettably single and clearly used- and/or tunic-removed! - WH (Heeres) officers'-pattern (and neatly 'cyphered'!) shoulderboard (ie. 'Schulterstück') having the typical bright-red- (ie. 'roter'-) coloured branchcolour and silverish-grey-coloured 'upperdeck' as was specifically intended for usage by an: 'Oberleutnant des Artillerie-Regiments 4' (or: lieutnant first class who served within the artillery-regiment, numbered: '4') and that comes in overall nice- (and most certainly used- ie. carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The neat board measures approximately 10,3 cms. in length and came without tongue: it was with certainty intended as (and worn) as a piece of the 'sew-in'-pattern (as can be seen on the pictures). The board show a (neatly golden-toned, regular-sized- and/or: 'Buntmetall'-based) '4'-numeral cypher (ie. 'Ziffer') and an (equally-styled) pip period-attached, denoting that the officer was an: 'Oberleutnant' or: lieutnant first-class. Both devices are just minimally stained- ie. tarnished but have preserved a fine and fairly bright- (and/or quite shiny) age-patina. The board shows some minimal age- ie. staining (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a neat Heeres-type officers' shoulderboard that belonged to an: 'Oberleutnant des Artillerie-Regiments 4'!