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Article about: nice original pin,,,i opt for Heer Generals hat eagle

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    anymore thoughts?

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    I finally found the courage to gently remove the backing cloth. Looks like an assman eagle! Mystery solved!

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    Very nice and no doubts about it. It is still a bit of a mystery, as usually hollow backs show the negative image, so what it was for is still open, lovely bird though.




    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Anton, thanks for the update. Always tricky to do something like this. Glad it turned out OK for you.

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    Hi Farradin

    Very late to respond I'm afraid but I'm a new member the weather isnt too nice and I was just looking at old threads for interesting stuff

    I just love birds and white summer uniform eagles are particularly nice. There are many variations & I have a few matched sets but not this variation/set-up which I beleive is correct with the backing cloth. The majority of such eagles are pin back (most of the KM/Heeres type also have a bottom clip to prevent eagle from moving) and attached to the white unform through thread loops to allow removal for cleaning the uniform. However I have also seen this type eagle (always gold specimens) attached to pieces of "cut to shape" navy blue cloth with 3 prongs like yours on a couple of occasions and they originally came that way for a different application. These were sewn directly on the unform, with the backing. I dont recall the exact application details but from what I recall while the army and the luftwaffe used these birds exclusively on white summer uniforms the (removable pinback type) the navy used these in a broader scope of application including one where it was sewn to the uniform so if I were you I wouldnt discard the cloth backing and actually leave it on there because these are far less common than the pinback type.


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