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  1. I'm skeptical. The backing material is poorly cut and was never sewn to anything. If it was not sewn to a uniform, why would you need to reinforce the attachment of the devices with thread? If I'm not mistaken, this "W" cypher exists on a regimental shoulder board as well. Chip
  2. I don't think any JzP regiment wore Garde Litzen. More likely a Kürassier.
  3. Here are my officer's boards. Any are available for trade against nice enlisted straps that I can use.
  4. None of my bugles have inscriptions, by which I assume you meant unit markings. Chip
  5. Charles, I collect German bugles. I have a Prussian, Bavarian and Saxon examples in brass and a Prussian in steel. I also have the rare belt carrier. Chip
  6. I was thrown off by the helmets, so thanks Bayern for the information. Chip
  7. Most collectors wanting Leiber stuff would have no idea about the history of the man. They just see "ILR" and throw out the money. Knowledge pays or saves, depending on how you look at it. There are lots of Leiber collectors out there.
  8. These rayon linings were notorious for wearing through. When you add a second pocket for extra storage, the bulging pocket would wear through much faster than normal.....thus the leather reinforcement. Chip
  9. The tunics in post #32 look like those of one of the Maschinengewehr Abteilung.
  10. I think we are petty much in agreement that the crowned Edelweiß badge is postwar. With one of the two last bidders now having an example, the next one will sell for a lot less. I wish I had a second one, as I would be happy to sell even for 160 Euro. Chip
  11. Private purchase M1907. Could vary significantly from the official width of issue patterns. Chip
  12. I can see it and it looks like the 8th Reserve Division insignia to me. It makes sense with the other pins in the photo. What else would it be? Chip
  13. Wolfgang, Could you show the leather tabs that have Hersteller-Stempels? Thanks, Chip