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  • The Afrikakorps cuff title

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    This is an item of insignia which has been well reproduced for many years and catches a lot of collectors out.

    However, it is one which need not fool you if you study this original example from my collection.

    Here we see the full length original cuff title.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Afrikakorps cuff title started by Adrian Stevenson View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Adrian Stevenson's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Adrian Stevenson -
      Please ensure you read the full article here:

      The Afrikakorps cuff title
    1. Monuir's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Monuir -
      Great article
    1. command450's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      command450 -
      I kinda knew mine was real given it was cut off....... atleast its still got all the letters intact,with an inch or so to the sides.
    1. LizardKing's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      LizardKing -
      Very interesting post! Very helpful... What can you say about my AFRIKA KORPS cuff title on this URL?

      https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/order...a-korps-27747/


    1. Adrian Stevenson's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Adrian Stevenson -
      It is 100% original. A "textbook" example.

      Cheers, Ade.
    1. don_kihotis7's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      don_kihotis7 -
      Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
      It is 100% original. A "textbook" example.

      Cheers, Ade.
      Ade could you please tell me what would a normal price be for such thing? I found this one for GBP175. It seems original to me but i'm not an expert so i thought to ask you
    1. Adrian Stevenson's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Adrian Stevenson -
      It is original, but the price, for me, is far too high.

      Cheers, Ade.
    1. don_kihotis7's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      don_kihotis7 -
      Thanks Ade, i will look here in the sales stand to see if i can find something cheaper.
    1. startingcollector's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      startingcollector -
      Very helpful article. Was a pleasure to read and study!
    1. Combatzone's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Combatzone -
      Hello all! Thought I would show you my cuff and see if anyone had seen something similiar? Thanks to Adrian,s great tutorial I know its original but at sometime it has had TK,s at the start and end of lettering,the outlines of which are still visible. Any thoughts? ThanksAttachment 1487694Attachment 1487695Attachment 1487694Attachment 1487695
    1. rbminis's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      rbminis -
      Quote by Combatzone View Post
      Hello all! Thought I would show you my cuff and see if anyone had seen something similiar? Thanks to Adrian,s great tutorial I know its original but at sometime it has had TK,s at the start and end of lettering,the outlines of which are still visible. Any thoughts? Thanks
      Welcome to the forum.
      I can only see traces at the start, I see no visible traces at the end.
      This was most likely a vet's souvenir that had the totenkopf attached when it was captured,
      I don't believe this arm band was ever sewn to a tunic. You don't show either end, making it impossible to see if there was ever any stitching done.
      It still appears to have the factory folds.
      Ralph.
    1. Combatzone's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Combatzone -
      Thanks Ralph,did have that thought myself re a trophy stash,shame the badges are gone! both visible in hand,looks like a white stain in pics. Have tried again.
    1. Combatzone's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Combatzone -
      Reminded me that I have another. Lufrwaffe Officers? Opinions? Thanks again
    1. Adrian Stevenson's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Adrian Stevenson -
      Original.

      These were un-official private purchase cufftitles.

      Cheers, Ade.
    1. Combatzone's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Combatzone -
      Thanks Ade,kept checking for your or any reply but wasnt sure I had done it right! Like a dumbass I started a new thread! Sorry.
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