40th Contemporary History Auction

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SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS M43 field tunic

SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS M43 field tunic

LOT 50-0042
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Auction ended        14th November 2020  |  02:27 pm CET
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 2.000,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 50-0042
EAN 2000000496986
LOT 50-0042
PERIOD 4
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000496986
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 50-0042
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000496986
SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS M43 field tunic

Description

Extensive grouping to SS-Hauptscharführer and medic Andreas Lösch. Lösch, born in 1912, served as a "Legion Condor" member during the Spanish Civil War and was awarded the Spanish Cross in silver. He was an early SA member serving with Sturm 45/6. 

During WWII, Lösch served as a Waffen-SS Stabsscharführer (Spieß) and medic with several units. There are several field post letters part of the grouping which provide more details on his units which were (at least): 2. Sanitäts-Kompanie SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen", I./Art.Abt.SS-Polizei-Division, 4./SS-San.Ers.Batl. Stettin and "Waffen-SS Strafvollzugslager Mosbach" where he served from 1944 until 1945.

Lösch, serving as a medic POW, survived an attack against former Waffen-SS soldiers in the POW camp Nürnberg-Langwasser in April 1946 known to have committed by the Nakam organization (https://n-land.de/lokales/altenfurt/war-die-rache-doch-toedlich)

His grouping came straight from the family and was never available on the market before. All was found in several large boxes uncovered about 25 years ago.

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Extremely rare Waffen-SS M43 field tunic. A classic "2-hole" pattern which was only issued to Waffen-SS troops. It was tailored with Italian cloth and comes with a grey-purple color HBT and linen lining. There are clear "SS-BW" depot markings as well as size stamps. Furthermore, there is an unknown "E?" stamp.

The tunic was period time modified to look more elegant. Lösch had a dark green collar as well as vertical pocket bars added to make his tunic look like a more elegant M36 tunic. Furthermore, the lower pockets were slightly moved upwords now covering the two belt hook holes to the front side. The tunic was slightly shortened.

The tunic itself is free of moth damage. Only the dark green cloth collar comes with quite few large moth holes making look the tunic worse that it actually is. The tunic itself is condition 1-2.

Removed insignia! Removed collar tabs. NCO tress still in place. Removed machine-attached sleeve eagle. Original threads left. Removed hand-attached cuff title. Original threads left. Removed SS Gebirgsjäger sleeve Edelweiss. Original threads left. Please note that his Edelweiss is available as well as his "Prinz Eugen" cuff title and several shoulder boards. Please see other items at auction.

Originally attached and complete buttons! No shadow of a formerly attached breast eagle! Originally attached "Volkspflege Medal" and War Merit Cross 2nd Class ribbons. Two pair of originally attached loops for two awards to the left breast pocket. One pair of loops for his Spanish Cross to the left breast pocket.

Extremely rare tunic! Untouched and never available on the market before.


Condition
2