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The attractive piece - which was IMO surely issued but that was IMO simply never worn nor mounted - came together with its pre-folded and/or non-confectioned (and approx. 29 cms. long-sized-) ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt'). The cross - which shows a clearly present makers'-designation: '15' stamped into its ring - was with certainty never cleaned and has a nice and/or attractive age-patina: it has regrettably lost most of its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or: polished sides) and has a somewhat 'darkened'- ie. tarnished finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross has a nicely preserved, black-finished (ie. somewhat 'satin-like'- ie. 'shiny-styled'-) core: it is truly void of any damage or alike. The piece is just a tiny bit dusty and/or stained but was never cleaned nor polished. The cross is an evident specimen that was produced by the desirable maker: 'Friedrich Orth' as based in the Austrian town of Wien (ie. Vienna) - has very nice and/or pronounced detail as to be expected for a cross by this desirable maker. The IC was recently found at a German private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply an attractive, maker-marked 'EK II. Klasse' by a not that commonly encountered maker: IMO did I price this with certainty desirable piece accordingly!
The attractive shoulderboards - are truly 'text-book'-specimen in all facets and measure approximately 10,5 cms. in length, each. The boards are piped in the neat bright-green- (ie. 'wiesengrüner')- coloured branchcolour and come without tongues attached: they were most certainly issued and worn as a pair of 'sew-in'-type (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair - which has truly 'smooth'- ie. felt-woolen-based 'backings' - shows (matching and neatly golden-toned) pairs of '5'- and '2'-numerals and golden-toned pips period-attached denoting that it was intended for usage by a junior-officer with the rank of: 'Oberleutnant' who served within the: 'Panzer-Grenadier-Regiments 52' (being a unit that was formed in mid-Russia from parts of the 'Schützen-Regiment 52' in 1942 and that resided under the '18.Panzer-Division'). The pair has truly 'sub-dued'- and/or minimally tarnished 'upperdecks' and was most certainly a pair that was intended for usage on a regular, 'front-used'-tunic. The pair comes in a wonderful condition and will be very hard to be upgraded. It should be noted that these bright-green piped, officers'-type 'Panzer-Grenadiere'-shoulderboard-pairs are quite hard to encounter (especially when they come in such a great condition and can easily be graded 'scarce'). Simply a very attractive pair that was intended for usage by an: 'Oberleutnant des Panzer-Grenadiere-Regiments 52'!
This is an attractive example of a WH (Heeres) 'tropical-styled'-, trade- and/or special-career insignia (ie. machine-embroidered: 'Signal Blitz') as was executed in copper-brown- (ie. 'kupferbrauner'-) coloured linnen, as was intended for a soldier who served within the: 'Kradschützenbtle. der Pz. Div. u. Inf. Divisione (mot.)' (or: simple soldier ie. NCO who served within one of the motorised motorcycle-reconnaissance battalions) and that comes in an overall very nice (IMO virtually 'mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The patch is a non-maker-marked example that shows a nicely reinforced border and additional backing: it shows some minimal age ie. staining, simply caused by decades of storage only (see pictures). Simply a nice occasion to acquire a virtually mint, 'tropical-issue' ie. DAK- (or 'Deutsches Afrikakorps'-) related: 'Signal Blitz' as was intended for the: 'Kradschützenbtle. der Pz. Div. u. Inf. Divisione (mot.)'!
The neat piece - which was IMO surely issued but that was IMO hardly worn nor even mounted - came together with its pre-folded and/or non-confectioned (and approx. 29 cms. long-sized-) ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') which shows some staining. The cross - which is void of any makers'-designation - was with certainty never cleaned and has a nice, albeit tarnished age-patina: it has, however, lost its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or: polished sides) and has a darkened- (ie. somewhat 'blackened') finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross has a nicely preserved, black-finished (ie. somewhat 'satin-like'- ie. 'matted-style'-) core: it is void of any real damage but does show some minimal paint-loss in the lower-right corner (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is just a tiny bit dusty and/or stained but was never cleaned nor polished. The cross is IMO an evident specimen that was produced by the maker: 'Wilhelm Deumer' based in the town of Lüdenscheid - has very nice and/or pronounced detail as to be expected for a cross by this desirable maker. The IC was recently found at a German private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply an attractive 'EK II. Klasse' which is accordingly priced!
This is a truly very attractive - and/or fully matching and actually rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres) IMO mid-war period- (ie. 'M43'-pattern-) NCO-type-shoulderstraps as was piped in the desirable bright-green- (ie. 'wiesengrüner'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and most certainly worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier u. Offiziers-Anwärter der Panzer-Grenadier-Truppen' (ie. junior-sergeant and/or officers'-candidate who served within an infantry-related, so-called: rifle-regiment ie. unit) and that comes in an overall nice (albeit moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which are both 10,8 cms. sized in length - have the field-grey-coloured- and/or woolen-based 'upperdecks' and have the neat (and desirable!) bright-green- (ie. 'wiesengrüner'-) coloured- and/or 'silk-like'-type, piping, attached. The pair comes naturally mounted on its functional tongues and does show obvious wear, usage and/or minimal age. They have the 'standard'-type, bluish-grey-coloured (ie. 'sub-dued'-type) 'Heeres'-NCO-braid attached and do also show two dual stripes (ie. 'Laschen') of (equally styled- and firmly, period-attached-) NCO-braid attached denoting that the bearer was also an officers'-candidate (ie.: 'Offiziers-Anwärter'). This pair belonged to same NCO who wore the (almost identical) pair that I did offer under number 45471: both pairs were carefully stored together for decades. Simply a very attractive - and rarely found! - pair of NCO-type 'Panzergrenadiere'-shoulderstraps that belonged to an: 'Unteroffizier u. Offiziers-Anwärter der Panzer-Grenadier-Truppen'!
This is a fairly rarely encountered - and fully matching! - white-piped-, so-called: 'Reiter-HJ' (ie. 'HJ-Streifendienst') ('Hitlerjugend') shoulderstrap-pair, as was intended for usage by a: 'HJ-Oberscharführer' who was attached to the: 'Bann 473' (473 = Heydekrug) and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The straps - executed in black-coloured linnen, having the white-embroidered '473'-numerals and white-coloured- (and rayon-like) piping - come mounted on their functional tongues attached as found (as can be seen on the pictures). Both straps have lost their paper-based 'RzM'-etikets (something that is more often the case). Both pieces show some normal age and wear and measure approximately 11 cms. in length as usually encountered. Both straps show two (silver-coloured (identical- and/or aluminium-based) pips and a piece of (bright-red-coloured) 'braid' period-attached, denoting the unusually seen rank of: 'HJ-Oberscharführer'. Simply an attractive and most certainly not that often-encountered youth-related shoulderstrap-pair that is IMO priced according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!
This is a truly very attractive 8-pieced-, WWI- (ie. WWII-) period ribbon-bar (ie. 'Feld- o. Bandspange') showing respectively the ribbons for a WWI-period: 'Eisernes Kreuz der II. Kl.' (or: iron-cross second class), a: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwerter' (or: War Merits' Cross second class with swords), an Austrian: 'bronzene Tapferkeitsmedaille' (having a golden-toned laurel-wreath attached), a: 'Frontkämpferkreuz 1914-18 mit Schw.' (or: 'Kriegsteilnehmerkreuz 1914-18 mit Schwerter'), two so-called: 'WH-Dienstauszeichnungen der 2. u. 3. Klasse' (or WH loyal-service-medals as were respectively awarded for twelve- ie. eigtheen years of loyal-service both having a (bright-golden-coloured-) eagle-device period-attached) and two (Austrian) service-medals. All eigth ribbons are of the regular (ie. smaller-), ribbon-bar-size and measure approximately 1 cms. each (as is more often encountered). The 'Spange' comes in a very nice condition overall and is neatly 'backed' with a piece of purple-coloured wool (as is more often seen). The firmly attached (and detailed!) devices show some minimal age ie. tarnish but have all been very nicely preserved. This particular example was IMO moderately worn ie. used: it does show some usage-marks and/or minimal aging ie. wear. Simply a very attractive 'Feld- o. Bandspange' having an unusual combination and that presumably belonged to an Austrian WWI and WWII-veteran: great to decorate almost any WWI (ie. WWII-) tunic!
The truly very attractive - and early- ie. pre-war-period! - collar-tab- (ie. 'Kragenspiegel'-) pair is as stated above fully matching and both pieces show the brownish-yellow-coloured- (and/or: typical 'buckram'-based-) backings and both show an aluminium-based (and identical!) skull-device, period-attached: both skulls are still firmly attached onto the tabs and were with certainty period-attached onto the tabs (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair - which has the neat (early- ie. pre-war-period-) woolen-type- and/or bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured piping attached - comes in a clearly issued- and once tunic-attached-, condition: the set was once (IMO machine) stitched onto a tunic and was carefully tunic-removed (it still shows the stitching-remains as can be seen on the pictures). As such, it would be an excellent pair to restore any black-coloured-, early- (ie. pre-) war-period 'Panzer' so-called: 'wrap-around'-tunic. This pair was recently found at a German private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply a very attractive, original and fully matching, early- ie. pre-war-period-, 'Panzer'-collar-tab-set that can easily be graded 'rare' and that is nowadays almost impossible to encounter!
This is a fully matching pair of WH (Heeres) officers'-type, hand-embroidered collar-tabs (ie. 'Kragenspiegel für Offiziere') as was piped in the white-coloured branchcolour as was intended for usage by an: 'Offizier eines Infanterie-Regiments' (or: officer who served within an infantry unit ie. regiment) and that comes in an overall nice- (ie. clearly used- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The pair - which is unusually not 'backed' (as can be seen on the pictures) - shows extraordinary hand-embroidery and is fully void of any corrosion or alike. The tabs - which do show some age, wear and/or staining - still show the stitching-remains with which it was once tunic-attached. Simply a very attractive and moderately worn collar-tab-pair that was worn by an: 'Offizier eines Infanterie-Regiments'!
This is a neat example of a single-pieced, RAD (ie. 'Reichsarbeitsdienst') medal-bar (ie. 'Feld- o. Bandspange') showing the ribbon for a so-called: 'RAD-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Stufe für Männer' (as was intended for 12 years loyal-service) and that comes with an unusually seen (bright silver-toned) miniature medal-device attached and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit used and/or moderately worn-), condition. The - detailed! - (medal)device has a neat and/or 'tarnished' albeit very detailed appearance: it retains its fully preserved silver-coloured age-patina. The piece - which is of the larger-sized (ie. 2,5 cm. wide-) version - is fully functional and comes mounted on its functional pin-/catch set-up: it is not 'backed' as is more often seen. Simply an attractive - and with certainty not that often seen! - 'Feld- o. Bandspange': ideal to upgrade or decorate almost any TR-related tunic!
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