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Shoulderstraps: 'Uffz. der GD-Div.'
This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and/or fully matching! - WH (Heeres), IMO mid-war period (ie. so-called: 'M43'-pattern-) 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstrap-pair, as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and with certainty worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier eines Infanterie-Regiments der “GD”-Division' (or junior-sergeant- and/or infantry-soldier that served within an infantry unit within the famous “Grossdeutschland”-Division), in overall very nice (albeit clearly used ie. worn-) condition. The neat straps - which have the 'standard'-pattern-, field-grey-coloured 'upperdecks' and are with certainty a 'standard-issued'- pair - show the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- (and/or rayon-like-type-) piping attached. The straps which measure approximately 10,6 cms. in length each, come mounted on their functional tongues and are of course in a nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The shoulderstraps shows the neat, machine-embroidered- and/or white-coloured- so-called: 'GD'-cyphers (which are fully matching - see pictures). The straps show the 'standard'-type-, silver-coloured NCO-braid attached denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Unteroffizier'. The straps show - as stated above - clear usage ie. heavy wear (some clear age, dust and/or staining is visible and/or present whereas the piping and NCO-braid of one of the straps show some damaged areas - see pictures). The pair originates from a private household in Germany and were carefully stored and kept as such for decades: the pair was never before in a collection. In any case is this a superb occasion to acquire a very nice - and most certainly very desirable! - NCO-type, 'Infanterie'-related GD-shoulderstrap-pair having the 'have been there look': only the second such neat NCO-type pair in this particular rank that I have ever had on offer!