04-03-2014, 09:02 PM
The first is a pair or two collar patches which may or may not be real, German or whatever. I purchased them about 20 years ago but have yet to ID them.
The second item is an early shoulder board for a Generaloberst with the Regimental Distinction Number 5. The only Generaloberst that I have found who wore this distinction was Ludwig Beck in commemoration of Artillery Regiment 5. Beck, a former Chief of the General Staff attempted to commit suicide on the night of 20 July 1944 and was executed by an army sergeant on the orders of Generaloberst Fromm. I believe the epaulette to be original but who wore it?? No prizes for this one only thank you's.
Regards and best wishes MR
04-03-2014 09:02 PM
04-04-2014, 03:29 AM
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04-04-2014, 03:36 AM
Super jealous of the flags! Thanks for sharing
04-04-2014, 03:44 AM
I'm sure you have stuff that I want so don't be jealous. I have a few others as well. A Panzer identification flag, a german battle flag (or Kriegs - always get them confused), a couple of Japanese and two German Pendents. Can try to dig them out if you like (if I can find them)
I really like the Unit Flag. I don't see these to often
04-05-2014, 07:50 AM
I tried but my camera would not get a better one. However I do believe that this is a snow /ski smock because of the massive hood on the back to go over the helmet. The stamp on the inside is identical the shield of the 7th Prinz Eugen Div (Odal rune). Is this a unit marking for that SS div. I have never seen any other SS clothing that is unit marked.
04-05-2014, 07:56 AM
I thinking it might be a winter snow smock? Big hood.
04-05-2014, 06:21 PM
It is likely an anorak. Post pictures in the SS Forum. You will likely obtain educated opinions there.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
04-05-2014, 06:22 PM
I'm no expert so can't help much and could not tell from the original pictures it had a hood. I would repost it to the "Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich" Forum. Might have better luck there.
04-06-2014, 11:37 AM
Hi MAP, Thank you for your posts. Smart young model!! Nice jackets and flags. My favourite is the standard. I have always had a soft spot for flags and pennants etc but I paricularly like the standard as it has a static swastica which, in my experience is a bit of a rarety. Great items, thank you for sharing and supporting this thread and please keep your gear coming for us all to enjoy.
Very best wishes Michael R
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Hi Naptime, You and me both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!