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WOW...I love that early Bavarian, Tom....spectacular!

I think it's sooooo awesome! I've yet to find the opportunity to find (and purchase) such a buckle.

Thanks for showing!

Cheers...

Rob

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WOW....that spring latch buckle is BAD ASSS....I love it! I have NEVER seen anything like that before.

That is quite an exquisite piece! Thanks for showing!

Rob

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Thanks Tom....You're right...you don't see these that often anymore!

Cheers...

Rob

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Christophe

Its a little faded, but here is my Baden or Olderburg officer's feldbinde. As Chip stated, the brocade belt with the red stripe shown here would also be used with your buckle.

Regards

Dave

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Very nice Feldbinde :jumping: I have got one in my collection. Have a look. I think, I can complete it with a brown leather officer or dark one. If someone has got one for me, give me your price by pm.

Regards

Christophe

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Here is a piece I lucked into about a year ago. I had been looking for one for years and this one just "dropped into my lap". It is a Imperial German buckle used by both naval (including See Battalions) and colonial (Schutztruppe) forces. Reverse (nothing wrong with a little suspense).

Dan

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Obverse. It would appear there was a tombac plating which shows alittle around the roundel. You can see it better on the reverse.

Dan

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great buckle Dan! I'd love to have one of these navals in my collection!

Killer....

Cheers!

Rob

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Rob,

Just one more clarification. The painted steel buckles, the so-called M15 buckles, were authorized in January of 1915 for both the Prussians and Bavarians. Due to problems with rusting, a new steel was adopted in early 1916 (Siemens-Martin-Stahlblech). Supposedly, this buckle had a matt zink treatment and then was painted with a clear rust prohibiting coating.

Chip

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Dan,

Yes, it is a shame. It is the original tab, however, so given the choice, I would opt for an unmarked tab as opposed to no tab at all. My M95 navy/colonial buckle has a tab with the imperial crown and "M" marking.

Chip

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It is the original tab, however, so given the choice, I would opt for an unmarked tab as opposed to no tab at all.

OUCH! :(

You sure know how to hurt a guy. :rolleyes: .....

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:lol::D:cheers:

Dan

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Dan,

Sorry, I was not referring to your buckle not having a tab. I was just stating that on mine I was happy to have a tab, though I agree with you that a marked one would have been preferable. Maybe I could have said it better so you wouldn't have assumed that the comment was aimed at your buckle.

Chip

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[attachmentid=55565]Hello fellow members. This is my first post. I am a Peruvian historian teaching history at Universidad de Lima in Peru. A course I teach deals with XIX and XX century Europe so the subjects of this forum are part of it. Besides I have a collection of First World War postcards. There are some German cards which I cannot clasify because they have no information. And I am sure you could help me.

Here I post an officer who has a belt with a crown in the bucke. I have not seen any similar crown bucke in the forum. Is it possible to know the grade and regiment? Could someone tell me more about it?. Thank you in advance.

Eduardo

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Eduardo

Your soldier is an infantry lance corporal (gefreiter) from the state of Hesse. He is wearing a M-1907 feldgrau waffenrock. You would need to know the numbers or cypher on the shoulder straps to identify which specific regiment.

Dave

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A nice Hessen Koppelschlo?! Unfortunately you can't see the regimental number...

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Thanks Dave and JensF for your explanation. Does the M 1907 means that the picture was taken before WWI? The setting for the photograph is beautifull.

Eduardo

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Eduardo,

The setting for the photo is a studio with a painted backdrop, though quite a nice one. The soldier does not appear to be wearing any shoulder straps. The M07/10 uniform was made up until it was replaced in the spring of 1915 by a simplified version.

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Thank you Chip. I will add that information to my files. Yes, painted backgrownds were popular in photograph studios at the time, but as you say this is a pretty one.

Eduardo

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Hi Chip,

Would you post some pics of that one? Bloody rare with tab and acceptance stamps. Couple of years ago, I lost a bid on one of these with the belt - also with acceptance stamps - to a French collector on German ebay. To me, these are very special, so I'd love to see yours!

Many thanks in advance!

Kind regards,

Kurt

My M95 navy/colonial buckle has a tab with the imperial crown and "M" marking.

Chip

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