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Is this an SS greatcoat?

Article about: Hmm. I've asked for some better pictures; I'll ask for a picture of where the interior lining of the coat is stitched to the sleeve, and of the spot where the eagle used to be. Then hopefull

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    Default Is this an SS Sturmbannführer greatcoat?

    Someone's selling this coat for £1000 as an SS Major's coat, but I honestly can't tell. There're marks for collar tabs but that would be the work of a moment to knock out on a different coat. Seller states that coat is made by a "Eduard Sachs" but there is no close up picture of the label. Can anyone help?
    Cheers,
    Robbie





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    I would say near to impossible to be 100% sure without an hand on inspection.
    You have to check how the boards are sewn into the sleeves to discovery if they are post war added.
    These are Heer coat used also by the SS .
    Just my opinion.

    Cheers
    Francesco

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    If it helps...

    But I know what you mean. It looks pretty good to me, in hindsight, but I understand it's a tricky business. I've requested more pictures.

    Robbie

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    Hi Robbie,
    ask pictures to the inside.Where the sleeve lining is sewn at the coat lining.

    These can be help a bit more.

    Cheers
    Francesco

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    Here`s an example from weitze, however a lot more expensive than the one have posted.
    https://www.weitze.net/detail/65/Weh..._146165_e.html
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Hmm - I saw similar examples on the net like this : Axis History Factbook: Waffen-SS SS-Oberscharführer's Great Coat (Artillery) and it looked like my one was fairly legitimate. It looks okay to me?

    Robbie

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    No sleeve eagle which is a massive concern.

    Cheers, Ade
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    He said that the sleeve eagle had been removed, if it helps.

    Robbie

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    Hi Robbie, as Francesco has correctly pointed out, the Waffen SS wore a Heer pattern greatcoat.

    It is very easy to take an original Heer Officers greatcoat and convert it into an "SS" one. The old fighters chevron and the shoulder staps are the lower priced items of insignia that are in place here. A set of collar tabs and a sleeve eagle would be expensive to add (or replace if this is an original.)

    The basic greatcoat is original. The question mark here is the insignia and when it was added. In hand is needed I think, like Francesco has said.

    Cheers, Ade.
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