11-05-2014 09:34 PM
Do not know what to say here, but I doubt the brocade belonged to the person for the letter.
He was mentioned to be a private forestry employee (Privatforstanwärter). They did not wear
an eagle in the inner. Further he could attend a school. I doubt he yet had a rank and so was
not allowed to wear a brocade at all.
Nor do the dates match for wearing. Brocades were not worn in 1943 anymore, and surely not
in 1944. With an order dated May 23, 1942 and in accordance with the Armed Forces the
Parade Dress and Formal (evening) Dress were no longer worn within German territory. And so
the brocade and aiguillette were out of order!
Post 4: if the father was a forestry employee it is possible the brocade could be his. This is
another mattter of course!
"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
Hello and welcome to the forum, your pics are a bit blurry but the buckle looks genuine enough and probably an unmarked Assmann. In US a dealer would sell these from around $350-400 dependant on condition. Here is one for comparison for you to look at
ah there is another letter from 1940 it may have been the fathers? I'm not 100% as I have limited german and google translate isn't brilliant. There was another smaller piece of paper from Bonn dated 1940 which appears to relate to a qualification of some sort.
many thanks Ben, my picture taking skills are not brilliant I'll freely admit! I will try and get some better pictures tomorrow in natural light.
Just moved the thread to the Brocades sub forum