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Fritz die Spinne

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  1. All we know is a size 66, maybe a 68. Measurement around the liner pin holes will help. In that condition impossible to find maker mark and size, but I have also found helmets in much better shape that have markings difficult to read or stamped very faintly. Nice work making it displayable as "new."
  2. Edeltraud must've been hitting the flask of Schnapps to keep up with the other ladies at the Bekleidungsamt.
  3. Yes, Bernd can help you with getting it right. The button colour should be dependent on the colour called for by the regiment--Garde units would likely have silver, Infanterie, gold. Pionier, silver, usw. When people are looking for uniform assistance, I always like to know which regiment/unit is being depicted.
  4. Fantastic. I have a few photos with the Wadenstrümpfe, so it is really cool to see a surviving pair.
  5. Yes, this one. Seems to be the one from your list that I am missing. LIR seems to have a very interesting history https://portal.dnb.de/bookviewer/view/1031485147#page/0/mode/2up
  6. One of my favorite topics, and I can't thank Andy enough for his research, sending me down the rabbit hole with this. I missed out on the 215th Infantry Division tinnie, but these two came from the same konvolut. Unfortunately my source link for LIR 15 seems a little defective, bringing me to that of the 13th. I can't seem to retrace the links to fix it.
  7. If anyone ever wonders why more than one or two examples are welcome in a collection, you just need to see the wonderful variety like this.
  8. It was remarked that one of my DÖAV looks like its pollen tooling was played with so the Abzeichen would not have the initials on it. Examples far right, top/bottom.
  9. I ended up stumbling into this one. The price was right so I grabbed it. I'm curious why makinson wood sign this particular award?
  10. Love it! Have seen a few examples like that. Often the material looks like something that would be used to make a canvas beach chair. When this is fully packed, the bright colors should barely be visible.
  11. I checked with a friend of mine who owns a cap made by a man named Lou Brown. That is the man I suspected made this copy. Here is a picture of the design he stitched into the lining for my friend.
  12. Very nice. The Brotbeutel is marked B.D. III, which was the Bekleidungsdepot for the Bavarian III Armee Korps. Sunce most had Bekleidungsamt, this is unique just to one Bavarian supply chain. The 301 is a code for a Hersteller, but nobody has found the master list.
  13. Not at all. There is something wonderful everywhere in Germany. We've all gotta love the unique variations by anyone willing to veer off the usual path. Anything to keep us guessing, scratching our heads, and gathering to throw in our ideas.
  14. I usually do not get overly excited by officer items, but these have me over the moon right now. I collect the regiment, so the find of Schulterstücke for an Oberst in k.b. 10. Inf.-Rgt. König Ludwig, Ingolstadt is top! With some research I am -almost- confident they belonged to long standing commander Hans Mieg (later Ritter von Mieg). Mieg and his wife were killed in the Würzberg bombing in March 1945. He was 80. I would imagine if these were his that they were elsewhere at the time of his death. They came out of a dwindling Bavarian collection that has been slowly sold from for 20 years. No other info is known. I also seek other photos of von Mieg. The only one I can locate is in the unit history. Any help sleuthing would be appreciated! Vielen Dank.
  15. I am pretty sure I know who made this, but I suspect someone replaced the lining and perhaps even added the Schirm as improvements to the repro cap. The Mützenverdeckbande itself is surely a copy. I know people who have made them as well--all for reenacting. I like that expression that it has been "sexied up" with the Winter label--something rescued used to embellish, or is it, too, something fake? The stitching around the edge of the lining looks synthetic, and has not discolored the way you see with the lining.
  16. Saxydog8, are you looking for a chart that shows the variations in how Prym made something specific, like the snaps on a Feldflasche, and if that changed from the 1800's thru WWII? I know someone reproduces these snaps, but Prym ceased making them in the 50's or 60's I believe, with that quatrefoil design. If you have an example you are trying to verify, maybe showing it here would be more sensible, and get you an answer more readily than a database.
  17. Fantastisch! One of the things I hope I can own one day. Here are some photo examples with the cloth straps--some are photos in my collection, and 2-3 are internet finds. Take note--the top two have one style strap, while the other four men have a strap with what is likely leather reinforcement.
  18. I'm sure buying a Schirm from a hat maker was as possible as having the best custom headdress, or thier cheapest model. It's great that he decided he could do the trick with such wide span from stitch to stitch! Love the private purchase cockades. Bayern is 27 or 25mm?
  19. k.b. 10.JR. The off center numbers are great to see--some to the left, some to the right, some about center, or starting to float toward the ceiling.
  20. This one is postmarked 21.8.16 and bears the unit stamp "Kgl. Preuss. 2. Landsturm Pionier Komp. XI A.K."
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