If you could ever find one I would hate to imagine.I suppose a avid heer collector would pay £1000's I would have done
Another interesting link and I think a different buckle.
Uniforms of the NSDAP, Gallery, Army Bakelite Buckle
i want one of them
Last edited by klinger; 01-05-2011 at 05:32 PM.
Hello I got to see one of these bakelite buckles early last year. You can find the thread on WFA. It was in mint condition. I would say it has to be a prototype. It wouldn't have held up to hard use but it was a great looking buckle.
As for the value, the current owner told me he was offered $5000. He might bring it to the SOS again this year. kirby
Last edited by kirby; 12-03-2015 at 01:04 AM.
Bakelite buckles, it boggles the mind (no pun intended). Never seen those before.
Hard to believe, that they would be able to withstand daily wear - let alone the rigors of combat.
Im in the prototype or sample club.
It wouldn't have surprised me if these were some sort of prototype Ersatz item, that never got used because they didn't have the durability needed, but judging by the information others have supplied it wasn't that.
It kind of reminds me of one non-German, non WWII 'ersatz' use for bakelite. During the 1960s/70s, Soviet Ukraine built a small car called the Zaphorojets 966, which was heavily cloned from the contemporary Hillman Imp and the NSU Prinz, which for reasons presumably stemming from cost cutting and reduction of valuable steel being used, had timing gears and several other mechanical parts made of Bakelite. As you can imagine, they didn't last long.