I picked that one up. I offered him $150 with shipping included. From what I've been told, the Bergbau (miner's association) never incorporated a sewn on swastika to their uniforms, so they are hard to place as being Third Reich items. I figured since this one was named and dated to 1939 it was a safe bet.
The seller was also in Sarasota. You wouldn't happen to be the gentleman I purchased it from, would you?
Miner uniforms are quite beautiful, but often it is very difficult to see
if the uniform is from the early 1930's or early post-war.
The visored cap form and its insignia anyway does not ring a bell!
Third Reich visored caps should have three red pipings and a Prussian cockade,
according the uniform-regulation Vorschrift über die bergmännische
Kleidung from March 5, 1934 and Uniformen-Markt, nr.9 from
September 1, 1935. From research it is known that in some German
areas the color brown was used as its piping-color.
From an early 1930 magazine:
From Deutsches Schneiderfachblatt, a tunic which looks as shown here,
but with collar-patches:
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
I do not believe the visor hat is period, and it is probably Polish, but I would need to see the interior to be sure.
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