Early 1936 Luft with tab markings
droop tail luftwaffe with leather tab marked Berg&Nolte 1936. Tab also has markings on back that I am having some trouble figuring out. Upper area has "sch./" and then I can make out maybe an A and an R further along the tab. The lower area has "Fl.H.L (I think it is an L) and then further along there is a "39". I didnt have a first pattern Luftwaffe buckle and purchased from a dealer this weekend.
09-12-2015 03:22 PM
The Fl.H stands for Fliegerhorst. The L will be the actual airfield.
The markings above this are another unit marking, but I cannot make them out.
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You have to like the unit marked stuff.👍
a very nice early lufty
early ones are getting hard to find now.
I would disagree that these are hard to find . Excellent to mint condition early Luftwaffe buckles are scarce but the worn ones are common.
There was one at an antique shop we frequent once or twice a year but it was worn and missing prongs so I held off buying; glad I did as this one was only about $25 dols more and had the leather tab. I did not see the unit markings on tab until after i got home with it.
Good thing you waited. I wouldn't buy a buckle with missing parts unless it was rare or super cheap.
I have actually purchased a few buckles that were in great shape on the outside.. ( Face ) but lacking a prong.
I believe that sometimes a specimen in hand is better than naught.. Besides... Most people that view my collection don't have a clue what O.L.C. Vs. F.K.O. ect; ect; is... I can allways upgrade if the item comes along.
Just my way of collecting... G-Man
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Everyone has their own style of collecting. I would buy a buckle with missing prongs or a broken catch, It just needs to be a very good deal or something rare. I bought a good but ground dug DRK flat back a few years ago. It filled a hole tell I nice one came along. I saw a very nice nickel SS o&c at the SOS. It was a slight variation of the markings but it was missing the prong bar. The dealer wanted $400. That just wasn't a good enough deal..