Thanks for that Lenny. You are probably correct but I recently purchased one with belt on an online auction. This one has a fair amount of rust and does not have it's tab but, due DUJAILAH's excellent thread on Imperial buckles, I knew exactly what I saw and was able to get it for a reasonable price. Hopefully, the link here will still work:
WWI Imperial German Army Belt and Buckle Gott Mit UNS Neat Original Piece | eBay
Sadly, I do not have access to a camera, but there are remnants of what appears to be some form of gray plating (maybe zinc?) rather than paint.
While the buckle does not have it's tab, the belt faintly shows a date of either 1915 or 1916 along with an illegible maker's name above the date.
02-27-2015 06:49 PM
I really like the condition of the set and its stamp !
That's good for $91, like it..
Thank you, I am quite happy with it as well.
Earlier this week I just missed a two-piece steel buckle with a 1915 dated tab. Ah well, can't have them all I suppose.
Very nice and hard to find buckles gentlemen, thanks for posting them!
I have 1-Prussian two piece in all steel construction, 1-Prussian two piece in all hartzinn (pewter) that is not maker marked but has a nice marked leather tab dated 1915. And I just received a nice Prussian two piece in all hartzinn (pewter) with G.H. Osang 1915 maker mark and a leather tab that is 1915 dated with a faint maker name.
I also have several Saxon buckles in 2-piece steel, and a couple of Wurttemburg examples as well.
I'll try to post some photos later today.
Looking forward to seeing them.
Hi, I have a Wimmer and Lewy dated 1914, that I wear every day ( pictured earlier on this forum. The crest is fixed by soldering.
Wir kapitulieren niemals !
I am not a fan of that buckle to be honest, I normally collect Weimar buckles onwards, for me not a good buckle
Thanks for your post Ben.
I hope to hear any opinions others more experienced with Imperial buckles than I am may have.