35th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1371 lots has ended on 8th March 2020. 88% of all lots sold

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Heer M44 "GD" Transport field tunic - 1945

Heer M44 "GD" Transport field tunic - 1945

LOT 45-0017
SOLD
Auction ended        7th March 2020  |  02:10 pm CET
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 1.500,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 45-0017
EAN 2000000443706
LOT 45-0017
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000443706
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 45-0017
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000443706
Heer M44 "GD" Transport field tunic - 1945

Description

M44 Heer field tunic made in 1945. It was worn by a tranport Feldwebel serving with division "Großdeutschland". The tunic is "45" dated to the lining, marked with size stamps and the Reichsbetriebsnummer. The lining is from silk.

The insignia are period time attached. The collar tabs were attached by machine. The shoulder straps with light-blue piping are typical examples made from M44. The zinc "GD" cyphers come with one prong each. It is hard to say if they ever had a second prong.

The breast eagle is an earlier M40 which was however attached by machine in triangle shape. Typical for 1944. It was attached through the liner, also typical for tunic made at the end of the war.

All buttons are complete and originally attached. The "Großdeutschland" EM/NCO cufftitle is machine-embroidered and attached to the seam of the sleeve. They did this to be able to use shorter cuffband in order to safe material.

There was some minor moth damage which was professionally repaired. Mainly to the back. Some holes are still there.

Overall good condition. Medium size.

 


Condition
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