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Forestry Mantel

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    Hi,

    I found this forestry mantel and according to all my research is seems to be original and complete.

    Looking for expert feedback before I spend the money, my wife doesn't know about :-)

    THANKS IN ADVANCE !!!
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    No idea mate, all I will say is that it has a very close resemblance to some post war East German gear. I am not saying that is not a genuine WW2 Forestry item, it is just so difficult to say. Leon
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Thanks - I know the acorns are missing from the tabs (2 per side).
    I was going by what i found online and the one at The Collector's Guild
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Here is a similar one - forestry greatcoat
    Last edited by meyle77; 08-23-2015 at 11:26 AM.

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    So it is all original as per waf experts on forestry, but missing collar tabs as it was re-used post-war. So now it is time to find those :-)

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    With some help and research, I found the coat belonged to Revierfoerster Horst Quednau. He was the Revierfoerster since 1934 at Rekowe/Rekau near Ortelsburg in East Prussia and was killed in 1943 in Russia while serving with 3rd Company of Pionier-Bataillon 41 in Stalingrad.


    This is the set of tabs I need :-)
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    Last edited by meyle77; 09-04-2015 at 05:01 AM.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Here is the coat with the insignia originally missing.
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Found more info at volksbund
    Nachname:Quednau
    Vorname:Horst
    Dienstgrad:Hauptfeldwebel
    Geburtsdatum:12.11.1913
    Geburtsort:Königsberg
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum:04.05.1943
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Kgf. im Gebiet Saratow
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    the whole setup...
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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