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Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger jumping boots - 1st pattern

Lot 39-0677
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(July 20, 2019 - 9:30 pm CEST)
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€ 14.250,00
12872 GBP | 16504 USD
Buyer's Premium: 17.5 %
Starting price: € 6.000,00
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Extremely rare Fallschirmjäger jumping boots. 1st pattern. These boots were never available on the market and were given to our consignor as a present. Our consignor still owns this veteran's M38 double decal helmet, photos, a book "So wird man Fallschirmjäger" as well as his camouflage jumping smock. Furthermore, knee and arm pads, his flight blouse and many other items such as personal equipment. Please see last pictures for a sneak preview and a nice portrait of the veteran who part of the Kreta Campaign by the way. He marked an article in the book "KRETA. Sieg der Kühnsten" with "Da war ich dabei" to explain that he was part of the battle described in this chapter of the book.


1st pattern paratrooper boots. Maker marked to a machine-attached cloth tag "Paul Hoffmann & Co." to both boots.
Flexible leather. Signs of wear. Period time private (?) laces. Sole length: 33cm.

Please note that a small part of the seam where the tongue starts has opened. However, the construction is still absolutely firm.

Original leather / rubber sole which is absolutely correct like this. Original screws in place. Signs of use and wear.

Signs of wear. A lot of Character. Good condition 2.


These boots are the only pair we know of which is absolutely untouched and of a private source.


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