Great braces Earlymb! Unfortunately, many Items made by DI Fram were not dated.
I am curious if either of your braces have the loop (making it a left brace).
Thanks for the pics EarlyMB, think that proves my brace is a DI Fram example as the construction looks identical to yours.
It's interesting Earlymb, I have seen quite a bit of South African webbing on the European market over the years (I assume you found these in the Netherlands). I'm not sure if this entered the market in the postwar years or if it came into Europe during the war as supply from South Africa.
Another new piece of South African 37 pattern, this is the basic pouch, but unlike Karkee's example, this one is manufactured by SAPAW in 1943. Interesting to note that this manufacturer's pouch seems even worse in quality than the DI Fram example, but retains the ballistite loops under the top flap. I think the press stud might be of local manufacture as it doesn't have the usual Canadian marking and again seems very poor quality.
Great pouch Warspite! I can't quite tell if it is 1943 or 1945. Close up shots of the snap (both front and back) would be much appreciated!
A bit off topic, but what is a fair price to pay for SA made small pack and pair of pouches in used but good condition?
Hi Enfield. South African webbing is hard to value as it is rare...but very few people want it. If you get a couple of people who know what it is and both want it then it can fetch a good prioce, other times it sells for a few pounds as the quality is so poor! I paid £28 for my small pack on eBay a few years back and £20 for my (one) basic pouch. I suspect that is about fair, if you can get it cheaper then go for it, and if one of the more specialist dealer sites like WD militaria has it for sale expect it to go for a lot more!