51st Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1454 lots has ended on 25th September 2022. 77% of all lots sold

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General Wolfgang Fischer - personal tropical tunic

General Wolfgang Fischer - personal tropical tunic

LOT 61-0019
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Auction ended        24th September 2022  |  02:12 pm CEST
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 2.500,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %

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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS Medium
MAKER
WEIGHT
LOT 61-0019
EAN 2000000689296
LOT 61-0019
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000689296
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS Medium
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 61-0019
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS Medium
EAN 2000000689296
MAKER
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
General Wolfgang Fischer - personal tropical tunic


Description

Privately purchased tropical tunic attributed to General Wolfgang Fischer.  Fischer, commander of 10. Panzer-Division since 1941, served in Africa from November 1942. He was awarded the Oak Leaves on 9.12.1942. His division was part of the 5. Panzerarmee. During a recon mission near "Mareth", Fischer's vehicle was hit by a mine. Fischer died on 1.2.1943 near Sbikka, Tunesia.

Light-weight khaki color 4-pocket field tunic with open collar. Machine-attached collar tabs. Traces of previously attached collar tabs. Hand-attached shoulder boards for a Generalleutnant. Matching patina!
Fischer was posthumously promoted a General.

Gilt metal breast eagle. Attached are trough reinforced holes. Several awards loops that do look artificial ages and postwar attached. 
Buttons attached with rings.
Stains (blood?) to the reverse. Clear signs of wear and age.  
A "FW" cloth initial name tag attached to the inside.

Including a "FW" engraved silver cigarette case with a few cigarettes and a general's rank pip still inside. Furthermore, ten original photos of his funeral. 

An important piece of Afrikakorps history!

 


Condition
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