Yep, i was thinking 40-50 euros too!....
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
10-15-2013 08:00 PM
It seems the seller is correct:
* 26.8.1939 im Wehrkreis I; vom 15.12.1941 bis 22.11.1942 als Bau-Bataillon (K) mit
Kriegsgefangenen; Baupionier-Bataillon 306 seit 19.8.1943; 22.8. und 29.9.1943 wurden die 3. und 4.
Kompanie in 3., 4. (Wolgatatarische) umgewandelt.
Heerestruppe: Osten, 1942 bei der 16. Armee/Heeresgruppe Nord; zuletzt Ob. West bei der 1. Armee,
1 Thorn, Modlin, Wehrkreis I
But its value is a VERY subjective thing; to me, it isn't worth anything- I was only ever interested in combat formations, so a construction unit isn't anything I'd want. Most general collectors would probably be the same- either primarily interested in combat units or proper German ones at least. Eastern unit discs are rather more specialized an interest it seems- for those from the various countries/ regions, or the really hard-core disc collectors who hope to have every obscure type. 300EUR might be reasonable to one of the latter two, who has a ton of cash LOL
Well the 'WT BAU' section appears to be one stamp and the variable bits, the Kompanie number and 'BTL 306', are individual letter/number stamps. There are three different Bau units listed as having Wolgatatarische Kompanien, so perhaps that's why- they were very obscure so maybe controlled somewhat centrally and someone had a stamp made that could be used for any unit with such Kompanien. I have seen something similar before but can't recall exactly where at the moment. The disc, overall, doesn't look at all suspicious to me. I can't see the logic in a faker making one stamp that is just "WT BAU" and marking the rest individually.
Sure- only a percentage of discs were mirrored; it seems to have been an individual unit preference rather than a universal standard.
Last edited by Matt L; 10-16-2013 at 04:39 PM.
Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...