Attractive - albeit regrettably single! - WH (Heeres) neatly 'cyphered', officers'-type shoulderboard as was intended for a: 'Hauptmann der Infanterie u. Mitglied einer Unteroffiziersschule'
This is an attractive - albeit regrettably single but nevertheless scarcely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'cyphered' officers'-type shoulderboard as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for - and/or with certainty worn by! - a: 'Hauptmann der Infanterie u. Mitglied einer Unteroffiziersschule' (or: captain who served within one of the various army NCO-schools) and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit clearly used-, worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The shoulderboard is a 'text-book'-example of the 'Heeres'-type-, 'Infanterie'-type shoulderboard and has the greyish-silver- (ie. somewhat sub-dued-) 'upperdeck'. The board show the desirable white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour (and was constructed from the 'smooth-type' wool as to be expected). The board has a typical, smaller-sized tongue attached (as can be seen on the pictures). The board measures approximately 11 cms. in length and was clearly issued- and/or worn: it does show moderate age, wear and/or staining as to be expected. The board has a matching set of (neatly golden-toned, smaller-sized) Gothic-styled: 'US'-cypher and 2 identical golden-toned pips period-attached, denoting that the officer who wore these was a: 'Hauptmann' who served within one of the: 'Unteroffiziersschulen'. All three devices are just minimally stained- ie. tarnished but have preserved a fine and fairly bright- (and/or quite shiny) age-patina. The board - that was never before part of a collection and that was recently found - shows some minimal staining (and is a bit tarnished) of having been once tunic-attached. It should be mentioned that these neatly 'cyphered', 'Heeres'-type 'Unteroffiziersschule'-related-shoulderboards are actually quite hard to come by and can easily be graded 'scarce': simply a very attractive board that belonged to a: 'Hauptmann der Infanterie u. Mitglied einer Unteroffiziersschule'!