Interesting how the Cufftitle is applied over the previous one. Something I haven't seen done on a tunic before.
It would be nice to see one of these iconic tunics in person, as far as I know there are none here around me.
Best regards, Patrick
I assume your receipt is original.
"Zutaten"" is quite an interesting word on a purchaser receipt for a pair of Pants, wonder what that mens maybe suspenders where included.
But I doubt this somehow, so I don't know what that word here means in that case.
Below a copy cap and a copy receipt, offered to me around 2008 from a German Bavarian crook who tried to fool me.
The term is actually still used in the present day; for two - wholly random - examples of its use in the online shops for businesses specializing in this field, see:
Abet sp.j. (Deutsch Version)
I think I've seen this term "Zutaten" before. On ebay.de, there are hundreds of period rechnungen printed by various firms that are relevant to this topic. Just takes a long time to search through them all.
The ingredients can be
(A distinction is made between)
Textile ingredients that are (Textilezutaten )
Material inserts / collar / collar felt (Kragenfilz) / bands
Cutters ingredients that are ( Schneiderzutaten )
Zippers / Buttons / yarns
Zutaten is a normal tailoring term, as seen in the post by Mr. Rietzel.
The hand writing as well as general appearance of the one receipt versus the whacky August Mueller receipt is very telling. That is, Herr Rietzel's receipt has the handwriting of the era, whereas the fake manifestly does not. You also notice that the price is correct for the breeches, versus the over priced cap, and the man made payments on the breeches. The latter seems quite right to me.
Breeches were expensive and also well made breeches can vary in their details, and some had extras, which surely increased the price.
August Mueller was also.....get ready!......guess what?........... NOT A MUETZENFABRIK........
What a dumb a$$ thing to write.
Die Fa. A. Mueller was a Muetzenmacherei, a Muetzenmacher, that is, under A2.
That is, it was an artisan shop. This being said, they made a lot of caps, but their license in the year 1935 was NOT UNDER A1, i.e. cap factories.
The distinction is an important one, at least in what I know from reading the sources.
Some dumb a$$ fakers also put the A2/143 RZM tag into a black tunic, as well. The silly people.
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