Croatian Volunteer's German Heer Artillery Sergeant

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A Croatian Volunteer's German Heer Artillery Sergeant (Feldwebel) Officer's Tunic
The tunic is fabricated from a fine Army green wool, while the contrasting collar is in hunter green wool. The shoulders are adorned with Sergeant's (Feldwebel) shoulder straps, each strap incorporating a 9 mm wide strip of fine silvered wire threading, sewn in place via white threading upon a hunter green wool upper, the edges trimmed in red cord piping indicating the branch to be Artillery, grayish-green wool underside, each strap with a gilt pip, secured in place by a silvered aluminum button with a pebbled upper and that is maker marked with a stylized "A" (F.W. Assmann & Söhne, Lüdenscheid) and marked "EXTRA FEIN" (Extra Fine) on the reverse. The inner edge of the collar is trimmed in a 9 mm wide strip of fine silvered wire threading, the outer edge trimmed in red cord piping, with both sides of the collar at the opening having Artillery Officer's collar tabs in fine silvered wire threading on red wool base sewn in place. There is a dual hook and eye at the opening of the collar, ensuring a snug fit at the neck line, complemented by three metal posts on the inside of the collar for placement of a protective liner. The right breast is enriched with a Army eagle insignia, in silvered bullion wire in various textures, interlaced with Army green threading giving definition to the wings, on a hunter green wool base. The left breast is adorned with an Iron Cross 2nd Class 1939 ribbon bar, with two vertically-aligned horizontal loops in black threading below the ribbon bar for an award that has since been lost to time. The front has a vertical row of eight silvered aluminum buttons with a pebbled uppers, each maker marked with a stylized "A" (F.W. Assmann & Söhne, Lüdenscheid) and marked "EXTRA FEIN" (Extra Fine) on the reverse, sewn in place on the right side, facing an equal number of reinforced button holes on the left side. Sewn in place on the upper right arm is a Croatian Volunteers Arm Shield in red, white and black embroidery, inscribed "HRVATSKA" ("Croatia" in Serbo-Croatian). The sleeves have French cuffs in hunter green wool, the upper edge trimmed in a 15 mm wide strip of fine silvered wire threading and red cord piping, each cuff with two rank patches in fine silvered wire threading on red wool base sewn in place, each patch with a silvered aluminum button with a pebbled upper. The rear of the tunic is single-vented, with scalloped flaps on either side of the venting, each flap with three silvered aluminum buttons with pebbled uppers and trimmed in red cord piping. The inside is lined in Army green rayon, with a green rayon loop in each armpit at the seam where the Army green rayon interior lining meets the sleeve lining, the sleeves lined in white rayon in a stripped pattern. Stitched to the lining on either side at the waist is an Army green rayon belt, the right end with a silvered metal clip, the left end with a silvered slotted receiver and when joined together, ensures a snug fit at the waist. In addition, there is a pocket sewn in place on the left breast, along with a reinforced slot below that opens into the exterior at the waist. The collar has an embroidered manufacturer's label inscribed "Anton Kinting BAD AACHEN" sewn in place. The tunic measures 420 mm across the shoulders and 620 mm in length overall, exhibiting bulging on the tips of the eagle insignia, the bullion remaining intact, wear present on the seam just above the reinforced slot on the exterior, the interior with moderate soiling from active use, with a hole on the bottom of the pocket on the left breast pocket, along with surface rust on the silvered metal clip and slotted receiver on the belt. As worn.

1 090,00 €
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