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This is a truly very attractive - and/or fully matching and truly rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) officers'-type-, 'cyphered' shoulderboard-pair as was piped in the rarely seen darker-purple (ie. 'bordeaux-roter'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for usage by a: 'Major u. Kriegs- o. Stabsrichter' (or: judicial officer ie. judge with the comparable army-rank of major) and that comes in an overall very nice- (I deem issued albeit never worn- nor used-), condition. The boards have the silver-greyish-coloured- (ie. somewhat 'sub-dued'-) so-called: 'upperdecks' and show a matching pair of the neat (golden-bronze-toned-) 'sword'-cyphers period-attached, denoting the officers'-rank of: 'Major u. Kriegs- o. Stabsrichter'. Both devices are just a tiny bit tarnished from normal age and/or storage for decades but are very pronounced and detailed : they were attached before the pair was assembled (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards never had a pair of tongues attached and was clearly intended to be used as a pair of the 'sew-in-'type. Simply an attractive and with certainty very desirable 'cyphered' shoulderboard-pair as was executed in one of the most rarely encountered branchcolours of the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht': this is only the second such rare shoulderboard-pair in this particular branchcolour I did ever had on offer!
The very attractive - and as always aluminium-based - RAD-belt-buckle (ie. 'Koppelschloss für Mannschaften u. Unteroffiziere des Reicharbeitsdientes') was produced by the 'L. Gottlieb u. Söhne'-company and truly retains all of its greyish-silver-toned finish and comes in a never used- nor worn- (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition: it does, however, show some minimal age ie. dust caused by decades of storage and/or handling over the years. The piece comes mounted on its specific (natural-coloured- and/or: leather-based-) tab which shows an oval-shaped stamp that reads: 'L. Gottlieb u. Söhne - Oberstein' and that shows in its center an (early!) production-date that reads: '1936'. This tab is still completely souple and of course, fully functional (as can be seen on the pictures). The buckle itself is also marked with a makers'-designation (ie. logo) that reads: 'LGS' and is also dated: '36' (which super-imposed markings are visible in the area on the back of the RAD-logo something that is not unusual). Simply a very attractive RAD-type belt-buckle by a not that commonly encountered maker and that will be impossible to be upgraded!
This is a neat - and clearly used- and/or carefully tunic-removed - example of a WH (Luftwaffe) machine-embroidered so-called: trade- ie. special-career-patch (ie. 'Laufbahn- o. Tätigkeitsabzeichen') as was specifically intended for: 'Flak-Artillerie'-staffmembers and that comes in an overall nice- (ie. clearly used- and/or worn and/or once tunic-attached-), condition. The patch shows a: 88-Flak-canon (as executed in silver-greyish linnen). The patch is neatly machine-embroidered in greyish-white-coloured linnen on a bluish-grey coloured- and/or woolen-based background. The patch - which shows a black-coloured- and linnen-based backing as is more often encountered - shows some wear and age as to be expected: it is, moreover, just a tiny bit stained. Simply a neat WH 'Luftwaffe' trade- and/or special-career-patch that will be hard to be upgraded!
This is an attractive - albeit issued- and/or moderately worn but nevertheless not that easily encountered! - example of a very detailed: 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber' (or: silver-class panzer-assault-badge ie. PAB) being a neatly maker- (ie. 'HA'-) marked- and/or zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based specimen that was produced by the desirable maker: 'Hermann Aurich' based in the town of Dresden and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit issued- and/or moderately worn-), condition. The badge on offer here concerns an (IMO later-war-period-) zinc- ie. 'Feinzink'-based specimen that retains most of its silverish-grey-coloured finish and that has maintained an attractive appearance, still showing pronounced detail as to be expected. The badge has IMO never been cleaned nor polished (and is still also a tiny bit dirty ie. stained- ie. tarnished as mentioned above). As stated above does it deal with a so-called: 'Hermann Aurich - solid zinc'-pattern (as is uniquely numbered with the reference-number: '1.8.1.' according to the excellent reference-work entitled: 'The Panzer-Assault badge of WWII' by my Belgian friend Philippe de Bock). The neat piece naturally shows all the details as to be expected for a badge by this particular maker. The badge was simply never cleaned nor polished. Simply a nice and honest silver-class, so-called: 'Hermann Aurich'-pattern PAB that comes in an overall nice, albeit moderately used and/or worn, condition!
The rank-chevron on offer here comes in an overal nice and only moderately used condition: it was with certainty once tunic-attached and still shows some stitching- ie. thread-remains (as can be seen on the pictures). The chevron is executed on the 'smooth-type'- and/or: black-coloured wool (as to be expected). It does show a double 'stripe' of the neat silverish-grey-coloured- (ie. somewhat 'sub-dued') NCO-braid attached, denoting the soldiers'-rank of: 'SS-Rottenführer' (ie. 'Obergefreiter'). The piece does show aging, dust ie. staining simply caused by decades of storage and wear (as can be seen on the pictures). It sounds maybe strange but these 'simple', 'Waffen-SS'- (ie. Heeres-Panzer-style-) rank-insignia are not that easily encountered: especially if they come in such a clearly used condition as this example: simply a neat and desirable piece of SS- ie. 'Panzer'-cloth-insignia!
This is a very attractive - and/or fully matching and/only moderately used- ie. tunic-removed - pair of WH (Luftwaffe), neatly 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstraps having the darker-blue- (ie. 'blauer'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for - and used by! - an: 'Unteroffizier einer Sanitäts-Abteilung und Mitglied einer Ärtzlichen Akademie der Luftwaffe' (or: junior-sergeant and/or medical student who served within a medical academy) and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit clearly used- ie. worn- ie. 'cut-off'-), condition. The neat straps - which are both approximately 10,8 cms. sized in length - have the 'standard-pattern'- and/or: bluish-grey-coloured-, woolen-based 'upperdecks' and have the 'silk-like'-type- and/or darker-blue- (ie. 'blauer'-) coloured branchcolour ie. piping attached (as can be seen on the pictures). The shoulderstraps show the (standard-pattern- ie. silverish-grey-coloured- ie. somewhat 'shiny') NCO-braid attached and show the neat, darker-blue-coloured, machine-embroidered so-called: 'A'-cyphers (which are executed in so-called: 'Kurbelstickerei' as to be expected) denoting that the pair was intended for usage by an NCO with the rank of: 'Unteroffizier' (ie. junior-sergeant) who served within one of the (Luftwaffe) medical-academies. I deem that the pair never had any tongues and was with certainty used as a pair of the 'sew-in'-pattern. Both straps show some minimal age-, wear and/or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive WH (Luftwaffe) 'Sanitäts-Truppen'-related shoulderstrap-pair that belonged to 'Unteroffizier einer Sanitäts-Abteilung und Mitglied einer Ärtzlichen Akademie der Luftwaffe': I deem that I have priced this very attractive - and with certainty very rarely seen! - shoulderstrap-pair (that was never before part of a collection and which was recently found as such) according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!
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 misses its paper-based so-called: 'RzM-etiket' (something that is more often observed). The piece was most certainly worn and/or once tunic-attached: it does show some age, wear and/or minimal staining, simply caused by decades of storage and/or moderate wear - see pictures). It should be noted that these 'exotic' HJ district-triangles rank amongst the most difficult youth-triangles of the extensive 'Gebietsdreiecke'-series to encounter. This particular 'HJ'-piece can easily be graded: 'exceedingly rare' and is only the first such piece I did ever had on offer. I deem that I have priced it according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!
The attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) 'tropical-styled', enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstraps - which are both approximately 10,7 cms. sized in length - are I deem hardly used nor worn: they can easily be graded virtually mint- ie. unissued. The straps show the neat bright-red- (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured branchcolour (ie. 'silk-like'-type piping-) attached and were as such intended for usage by a simple soldier who served within the Luftwaffe anti-aircraft-troops. The attractive straps - which are both executed in the regular albeit slightly 'thicker'-styled- and/or: somewhat more course-like- linnen - come naturally mounted on their functional tongues. The pair shows some minimal age and/or staining (but is totally undamaged). Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that this pair is fully matching in all detail: something that is most certainly not always the case with these WH (Luftwaffe) 'tropical-styled' EM-type shoulderstraps. It should be noted that these LW tropical-styled-, EM-type shoulderstraps can easily be considered 'scarce': even more so when they come in such a 'virtually mint- ie. unissued', condition!
This is a neat - albeit regrettably single - WH (Heeres) I deem mid-war-period-, so-called: 'M43'-pattern-, WH (Heeres) enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstrap as piped in the neat bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for usage by a: 'Soldat der Panzer- o. Panzerjäger-Truppen' (or: simple soldier who served within an anti-tank- ie. tank-destroyers-unit) and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit minimally used ie. worn-), condition. The neat strap - which has the 'standard-type'-, field-grey-coloured- and/or: woolen-based 'upperdeck' - measures 11,7 cms. in length and has the desirable bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured- and/or: woolen-type piping, attached. The strap comes mounted on its on its functional tongue and does show some minimal wear, age and/or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a neat and attractive EM-type shoulderstrap that was worn and used by a: 'Soldat der Panzer- o. Panzerjäger-Truppen'!
This is a very attractive example of a non-maker-marked, WH (Heeres ie. Waffen-SS) 'Krim'-campaign-shield as was produced by the desirable maker: 'Friedrich Orth' as based in the town of Vienna (ie. Wien) and that comes in a probably issued albeit 'virtually mint'- (and with certainty never tunic-attached-), condition. The shield - that comes mounted on its original, field-grey-coloured 'backing' - comes in a truly wonderful condition and was with certainty never worn nor used. It comes naturally complete with its metal-based back-plate and has all its four prongs in place: moreover, does it still retain its (typical) protective, greenish-coloured-coloured- and/or linnen-based backing attached that is only found on by 'Friedrich Orth'-produced examples (as can be seen on the pictures). The shield - which is minimally converse-shaped as more often - retains all of its original-, darker-coloured- and 'glossy' finish ie. bronze-like appearance (all its period 'Brennlack' is still present!) and was never cleaned nor polished: it does show some minimal staining caused by decades of storage only. Simply a very attractive and desirable 'Heeres ie. Waffen-SS'-pattern example that was surely issued but simply never worn. It should be noted that these 'minty' examples by the Austrian 'Friedrich Orth'-company are quite hard to come by: it will be impossible to upgrade this specimen!
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