Neat - and fully matching! - early- (ie. pre-war-) period WH (Heeres), 'M36'- (ie. 'M40-) pattern rounded-style, 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstraps as was intended for a: 'Feldwebel u. Mitglied des Eisenbahn-Pioniere Abteilungs 4'
This is an attractive - and/or fully matching! - pair of (fairly early- ie. rounded-styled), neatly 'cyphered', WH (Heeres) NCO- (ie. 'M36'- ie. 'M40'-pattern) shoulderstraps as piped in the black- (ie. 'schwarzer'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for - and used by! - an NCO (ie. 'Feldwebel' or: sergeant who served within an armoured-trains-related, engineers'-unit ie. regiment, numbered: '4') and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn- and/or most certainly once tunic-attached-), condition. The straps are just moderately worn and do show some minimal wear, age and/or staining but are void of any damage or alike (as can be seen on the pictures). The straps show the desirable black- (ie. 'schwarzer'-) coloured- and/or 'silk-like'-type piping and measure approximately 10,8 cms. in length each. The pieces show the 'standard'-pattern (somewhat shiny) silverish-grey-coloured, NCO-braid attached and come without tongues as found: these tongues were period 'cut-off' and the pair seems to have been used as a pair of the 'sew-in'-pattern (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair shows a pair of the neat (identical, larger-sized and/or: typical aluminium-based) so-called: 'E'-cyphers ie. 'Ziffern'), equally styled, smaller-sized '4'-numerals and two (identical, aluminium-based) pips attached denoting the NCOs rank of: 'Feldwebel' (or: sergeant). The pair is constructed from the typical darker-green-coloured wool and is with certainty a 'standard-issued'-pair. These type of shoulderstraps are of the fairly early-war-period-pattern straps and were worn in the period around 1939/1940 (and were 'worn-out' even during the rest of the war). Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that this pair came with a set of 'pebbled-styled', so-called: regimental- ie. company shoulderstrap-buttons numbered: '1' (as can be seen on the pictures). This particular pair originated from a larger cloth- ie. 'cyphered'-shoulderstrap-collection I acquired for the web-site. Simply an attractive - and with certainty desirable! - 'cyphered', 'Eisenbahn-Pioniere'-related NCO-type shoulderstrap-pair: I deem that I priced this attractive pair according to its overall nice condition!