40th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1536 lots has ended on 15th November 2020. 90% of all lots sold

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SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS tropical "South Front" field tunic

SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS tropical "South Front" field tunic

SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS tropical "South Front" field tunic

LOT 50-0043
SOLD
Auction ended        14th November 2020  |  02:28 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 50-0043
EAN 2000000496979
LOT 50-0043
PERIOD 4
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000496979
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 50-0043
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000496979
SS-Hscha. Lösch - Waffen-SS tropical "South Front" 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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A privately purchased lightweight tan color field tunic Lösch has worn serving at the "South Front". Classic 4-pocket field tunic with eight buttons. Dark green collar with machine-attached NCO tress. Removed, hand-attached SS collar tabs. Original threads still in place. 
Should board loops and buttons complete with the original Waffen-SS SS-Hauptscharführer shoulder boards. Light-blue piping for Kraftfahrtruppe branch. Two rank pips.

Construction without lining. Two brass belt hooks. No sign of a breast eagle. Removed SS sleeve eagle! Clear shadow and original threads in place.
No sign of a cuff title.

No moth damage at all! Minor staining to the top of the right sleeve.

Extremely rare! 
Medium size.

 


Condition
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