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This is an attractive - albeit clearly used- and/or worn - example of a WH (Heeres) trade- and/or special-career insignia, being a very detailed- and/or silver-coloured- and metal- (ie. 'Buntmetall'-) based example as was executed on darker-green-coloured wool, as was intended for usage by a: 'Steuermann' (ie. enigineer-boat-pilot or helmsman) being an example that comes in an overall nice- (albeit clearly used- and/or once tunic-attached-), condition. The patch is beautifully executed in silverish-coloured metal- (ie. 'Buntmetall'-) and comes complete with its period (zinc-based) backing-plate as issued and worn. All of its (five) prongs are present and firmly in place (as can be seen on the pictures). The badge shows some age ie. staining simply caused by regular wear and/or decades of storage. This is actually a scarcely encountered 'Pioniere'- (ie. engineers-) related patch, that is much underestimated by the collectors'-community. Simply an attractive example of this desirable 'Sturm-Pioniere'-related arm-patch!
This is an attractive - and truly scarcely encountered! - so-called: 'Truppen-Traditionsabzeichen o. Ärmelshild' (or 'Plakette' as officially known per regulation) as was executed in typical copper-based metal and that comes mounted on its black-coloured- and/or shield-shaped, woolen-based 'backing' as worn and/or stored for decades. The interesting - and presumably field-produced - badge measures approximately 6,3 x 5,5 cms. and is quite detailed: it depicts an upward postitioned arrow as to be expected. The badge on offer here has never been cleaned nor polished and shows truly great and/or pronounced detail: I deem that it was with certainty worn and/or used as such (and still shows some traces of having been worn as such). The piece originates from a private household in Germany where it was found amongst a few other Panzer-related insignia-pieces. As possiblly known were these (actually semi-official!) badges also properly entered in both 'Wehrpass' and/or 'Soldbuch': they also were handed-out with a semi-official award-document. Simply an attractive 'Panzer-Division'-related so-called: 'Truppen-Traditionsabzeichen o. Ärmelshild' that is accordingly priced!
The neat piece - which was used on amongst others on the black-coloured 'wrap-around' Panzer-tunics - has a 'standard-pattern'-, brownish-coloured- (and/or: 'Buckram'-based-) backing as is more often encountered and does show some regular age, wear and/or minimal staining (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece - which has the woolen-type- and/or: bright pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured piping attached - is of an early- (ie. even pre-) war-period pattern that has clearly been used and/or tunic-removed (some crudely executed stitching-holes and/or minimal thread-remains are still visible and/or present). The neat 'Buntmetall' (and somewhat stained) skull is of the 'standard-issued'-pattern having a 'two-pieced-prong'-set-up): the piece retains both its (copper-toned) prongs and is firmly period-attached to the tab as can be seen on the pictures). This particular example originates from a private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. These genuine 'Panzer'-type collar-insignia can easily be graded 'fairly scarce'!
This is an attractive - and/or fully matching and actually scarcely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres) officers'-type shoulderboards, as was piped in the neat bright-green- (ie. 'wiesengrüner'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for a: 'Leutnant eines Panzer-Grenadiere-Regiments' (or: lieutnant who served within an army rifle-regiment ie. unit) and that comes in an overall very nice- (I deem issued- and/or minimally used- ie. once tunic-attached-), condition. The shoulderboards are 'text-book'-examples of the 'Heeres'-type, 'Panzer-Grenadiere'-shoulderboards and have the greyish-silver- (ie. somewhat sub-dued-) 'upperdecks'. The boards show the desirable bright-green- (ie. 'wiesengrüner'-) coloured branchcolour (and were constructed from the smooth-type wool as to be expected). The boards never had any tongues and were clearly intended to be used as a pair of the 'sew-in'-type (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards measure approximately 11 cms. in length each as more often. The pair - which never had any cyphers nor pips attached - does show some minimal age and/or staining simply caused by decades of storage and minimal wear. Simply an attractive shoulderboard-pair that belonged to a: 'Leutnant eines Panzer-Grenadiere-Regiments'!
The truly attractive cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') comes as stated above in a full-length- (ie. non-shortened) condition: it measures now approximately 45 cms. and was simply never worn nor tunic-attached as such (as can be noticed on the pictures). Both ends show some normal fraying as is more often encountered. The armband shows some storage-age only (and is a bit 'wrinkled') and was as such most certainly awarded and after that stored as such for decades. The cuff-title is executed in the (typical) neat (ie. 'smooth-type'-) beige-brownish-coloured, so-called: 'Kamelhaar' (camel hair) as is more often encountered. It should be stated that these 'Afrika'-cuff-titles are not to be regarded as commemorative cuff-titles (such as the 'Afrikakorps' cuff-title) but were regarded as official awards that needed official recognition (and entries in both 'Soldbuch' and/or: 'Wehrpass'). The piece was recently uncovered in Germany and was never before part of any collection. Simply a very attractive and never worn example that will be impossible to be upgraded!
This is a 'male'-specimen, indicating that it is neatly woven in golden-yellow-coloured linnen on a black-coloured- (and also linnen-based-) background. This example was clearly used- (ie. once tunic- or shirt-attached) and regrettably misses its once present: 'RzM-etiket' (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece was only moderately worn and/or once tunic- (ie. shirt-) attached: it does show some age, wear and/or minimal staining, simply caused by decades of storage and/or moderate wear (see pictures). Simply an attractive, male-type 'HJ'(ie. 'Hitlerjugend') district-triangle that is I deem accordingly priced!
This is an attractive example of a WH (Kriegsmarine) so-called: 'Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boot-Jagd und Sicherungs-Verbände' (or: mine-sweeper war-badge) being a detailed- (and non-maker-marked- and I deem later-war-pattern) specimen, as was executed in multi-coloured zinc-based metal (ie. 'Feinzink') and that comes in an overall nice (albeit moderately worn- ie. used-), condition. The badge, which has truly great pronounced detail, comes naturally mounted on its functional (and/or vertically mounted- and 'rounded' pin-, catch and/or oval-shaped pin-attachment (as is more often the case). The piece was presumably never cleaned ie. polished and retains most of its (very light-coloured- and most certainly over the years 'faded-away'-) golden- and/or silver-coloured finish: just some minimal wear and/or age is visible. The badge shows a typical, copper-based- and oval-shaped pin- (ie. catch-) attachment and can as such easily be attributed to the maker: 'Steinhauer & Lück' based in the town of Lüdenscheid. Simply an attractive, 'variant-pattern' KM war-badge by the 'Steinhauer & Lück'- (ie. 'S&L'-) company that comes in a wonderful condition and that is accordingly priced!
This is an attractive - albeit regrettably single! - early- (ie. pre-war-) period WH (Heeres), 'M36 ie. M40'-pattern (rounded-style-) 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstrap as piped in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for a: 'Feldwebel des Infanterie-Regiments 65' (or: sergeant who served within the infantry-regiment, numbered: '65') and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used and/or worn-), condition. The neat strap - which is of the pre- ie. early-war-type - has a dark-green-coloured-, woolen-based 'upperdeck' as to be expected. The tongue is naturally also present and/or functional. The board - which measures approximately 10,8 cms. in length - shows the 'standard'-pattern-, bright-silverish-coloured, 'Heeres'-type NCO-braid attached (done by hand-stitching). The strap - which has the desirable 'silk-like'-type piping - shows the (larger-sized and 'Buntmetall'-based) '6'- and '5'-cyphers and/or (equally styled) pip attached denoting the NCOs rank ie. function of: 'Feldwebel des Infanterie-Regiments 65'. All three devices (as well as the strap itself) show some moderate age- ie. fair tarnish and/or wear (some minor staining and/or dust is visible- and present). The strap is a typical example of a 'standard-issued' specimen that is text-book in all facets. This particular example originated from a larger cloth- ie. shoulderstrap-collection I recently acquired. In any case an attractive and/or early-war period-, 'cyphered Heeres'-related shoulderstrap as was intended for a: 'Feldwebel des Infanterie-Regiments 65': too bad that it is only a single strap!
This is an attractive 'Reichsarbeitsdienst'- (ie. RAD-) related, colourful enamelled, so-called: 'Mitglieds- o. Zivil-Abzeichen' (or: civil membership-lapel-pin) being an attractive and patent-pending- ie. 'Ges.Gesch.'- and/or: 'H.F.B.'-marked example that shows the text: 'Arbeitsdank' that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit minimally used- ie. worn-), condition. The detailed lapel-pin is made-out of silver-toned so-called: 'Buntmetall' and truly retains an immaculate enamelled surface and/or silverished finish (no real damages are noticable). The badge bears the: 'Ges.Gesch.' patent-pending-mark on its back and shows an additional markers'-mark (ie. logo) that reads: 'H.F.B.' (see pictures). The badge is definitely issued and was moderate worn: it is void of any (real) enamel damage: it has most certainly never been cleaned nor polished and still has a neat, somewhat 'darkened' age-patina. The pin - which had its long-sized pin firmly in place as to be expected - is also figured in the Heering-Hüsken lapel-pin-catalogue, wherein it is given the unique reference-number: 3801A and an estimated value of 30 Eu. Simply a nicely preserved RAD-related so-called: 'Arbeitsdank-Abzeichen' that is accordingly priced!
This is a 'male'-specimen, indicating that it is neatly woven in golden-yellow-coloured linnen on a black-coloured- (and also linnen-based-) background. This example was clearly used- (ie. once tunic- or shirt-attached) and regrettably misses its once present: 'RzM-etiket' (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece was only moderately worn and/or once tunic- (ie. shirt-) attached: it does show some age, wear and/or minimal staining, simply caused by decades of storage and/or moderate wear (see pictures). Simply an attractive, male-type 'HJ'(ie. 'Hitlerjugend') district-triangle that is actually scarcely encountered and that is I deem accordingly priced!
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