German WWII RAD (Labor Corps) Greatcoat. RAD greatcoat, this ones a clean coat, shows very minor use. Olive green/Brown wool, and has the Dark Brown collar. Coat has on the collar Black velvet collar tabs with silver bullion wire weave to each, rank is Warrent Officer, not an NCO or a full officer, but entitled to wear officers style tabs. On the sleeve is the wool Red NSDAP party armband, multi-section made. Its hand sewn on. Above is the RAD shovel shield for 221/3. Tunic has the smooth pebbled buttons, some are period resewn. 6-button front as a cost saving feature for the RAD and two extra buttons only on one side to close it up to the neck, their Assmann stamped on the backs. The coat is near excellent save for ony small hole in the front lower, no mothing or stains. It looks like it was not worn much at all. The partial tan cotton liner is well stamp with the maker and town, plus all the size stamps, all clear and easy to read. One side in the liner has very faint stamps, most likely the unit assigned. Rare rank and in VERY nice condition.
Bahnshutz (Railroad Police) Visor. This is an unissued Railroad Protection visor cap. Enlisted/NCO ranks, the cap is in great condition. Has the Medium Blue wool color with Gray piping. Has The lower ranks chincord, this is most likely a mid-war to later war made visor. Black bill has a rough finish to it, but no damage. The cap has the zinc finish eagle and wreath. Both insignia are original to this cap, the eagle prongs are tight and do not go through the liner material. The liner is a blue smooth material and has a PERFECT sweatdiamond! Makers name and address underneath, size is stamped 55. The cap has a brown oilcloth style sweatband with one split near the bill, but not through. This is a RARE visor, anything Banhshutz is rare, and its unissued. These caps bring over a Thousand dollars these days.
MINT Forestry officers Tunic Featured
German WWII Forestry officers tunic. This ones MINT! You will not find better! Green twill wool, open lapel style cut. Darkgreen piped. Such a MINT tunic cannot say enough about how nice this one is. Darkgreen plastic Forestry style buttons, collar is piped in silver bullion wire. Collar tabs are Brown based for private and this is rare! Two oak leafs and two lower leafs. The shoulderboards are slip-on and are also brown based, green twist cord top and single acorn. Loops for two medals and a small ribbon bar. Fully lined in Pale green and has the dagger hanger slot. Real nice tailor label in the neck for a tailor in Ulm. VERY NICE!
Rare of the rare in German Forestry Uniforms. A Wartime Forestry generals uniform set. This is a rare set, and Forestry uniforms are slowly making a come back in the collectors market. This is a Wartime Forestry generals tunic and hat, the tunic has the later war insignia in Cellon. Being a collector of the german Forestry service, I can tell you that this is the second Cellon ranked tunic i have sever seen! Others, and I have a few are all Gold bullion and are dated before the war. The tunic is a fine quality tailor made piece. Green forestry wool, open neck tunic has Cellon yellow piped to the collar, and some of the best Cellon woven tabs I have ever seen! The detail is fantastic! The shoulderboards are Green velvet based, then a lighter green solid cord top, and Cellon piping to each, all for the rank of GeneralForstmeister. All buttons are a Gold pebbled finish. The tunic is green piped all over, cuffs, pockets, lapels. The tunic is in excellent condition, no mothing, on the inside lapel there is what looks like three moth nips, but since there at the inside fold, might be light wear, thats it. The liner is a green silk like material, full liner with inner dagger hanger and "D" ring. Stripped sleeve liners. Tunic is not named. Its very nice!
The hat is the typical Forest cut brim hat, Green felt/wool material, fine quality material has darkergreen piping on the edge and the capband. Has the "Boars Hair" feather on the side and the German 3D cockade as well. Has the Gilt Foresty eagle on front, one prong is missing, excellent eagle. The inside has a brown leather capband and the makers name embosed on it, on both sides. This cap was made by a famous German hat maker who supplied caps to the forestry service.
Forestry Generals tunics are extremely rare. And wartime ones even more so. This is a rare set to find, and the Brim hat originally came with the tunic as a set to the same man. The last Generals tunic I saw several years back sold for $4500 and it was an early 30's tunic with Imperial ties, not Third reich. I doubt you will seen another!
RAD or Labor Corps Officers tunic. This is an nice clean cut tunic, brown twill officers quality wool, short waist cut with lower scallop pocket flaps, and upper pleated pockets. Rank is for Unterfeldmeister or a Warrent Officer. Tunic has a Darkbrown collar with sewn tabs, tabs are Black velvet based with silver wire tops. Shoulderboards are sew in style, black based and a silver wire cord and center brown cord top. Left sleeve has the Officers Silver wire spade patch with red 284 3. Loops for one medal on the breast pocket. The Party armband is missing but you can clearly see where it was sewn on at one time, easy to replace. Fully lined in Tan cotton weave, has the lower slot of the dagger hanger. Tunic is not named, and is in very good shape showing light use. A few sewing repairs to the inside of the collar, but not seen when worn. RAD tunics are getting RARE!
A really clean WWII or Pre-war Forestry officers tunic. This ones and early style with the lower scalloped pockets. Medium Green twill wool, has darkgreen piping to the cuffs, lapels and pockets flaps. Buttons are the typical Darkgreen plastic seen on Forestry tunics. Darkgreen collar has silver wire piping, and the collar tans are Green based, silver wire piped and have a single acorn and lower wreaths to each. Shoulderboards are sew-in style, green based with the green subduded cords and single gilt pip to each. The tunic has loops for one medal on the breast pocket. Fully lined in a light satin green and has the dagger slot as well. The tunic is in excellent condition, and shows very light use.
RARE of the RARE in German WWII trousers. These are Hitler Youth Leaders trousers, thats the first rare part, these are VERY hard to find, and they have the HJ RZM tag inside! To add to that, they were later stamped with the LUFTWAFFE L.S. stamp for I believe Flak helpers? Last there's a faint block stamp below that hard to read but might be able with some time spent. The pants are black wool, fine quality and flared as HJ leaders would be. Tie holes all the way up the calfs. Buttons are the ones stamped HJ/DJ and the leafs. Side buckles and straps. These are extremely rare, and so many stamps! They are in MINT condition.
A nice quality, twill wool, Forestry officers tunic. Standard service tunic, piped in a darker green. Open neck style, tunic has the dark green plastic swirl buttons on it, two in the rear. Silver cord piped on the collar, has collar tabs, green based, silver bullion acorn and leaf. Tabs also silver cord piped. Shoulderboards are green on green base, single pip to each, and what appears to be a canidate for the next rank slip ons as well. Tunic has a set of loops for one badge. (riders badge not included, for show only). Fully lined, not named, nice tunic
This is a hard to find Railroad Police NCO's greatcoat. First of all its in excellent condition, and its heavy for winter use. First, is an standard issue coat, Light Blue wool, with a medium Blue wool collar. It has the white on blue felt Railroad Police eagle to the Left sleeve. Shoulderboards are black, with the number #29 to each, sewn in. Liner is a lightblue cotton, partially lined and is nicely stamped with the size and maker. This is a hard to find coat and its in excellent condition!