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USJ33 Extraordinary black Panzer wrap for a Waffen-SS Untersturmfuhrer from SS-Panzer-Rgt. 2

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Extraordinary black Panzer wrap for a Waffen-SS Untersturmfuhrer (most likely) from SS-Panzer-Rgt. 2, issue SS contract in the standard cut and constructed of mid war quality black wool, the lining panels, pocket bag, button tabs and tie tape tunnels are made of black ribbed polished cotton, the tie tapes are made of black tape with an HBT weave, wrap's lining is stamped in white ink with sizes and what may be M43 below that, there is a steel hook and eye at the throat, the large black composite front closure buttons are originally sewn and one is a little loose, there are three conical shaped lapel buttons, the inner button tab and cuff buttons are smaller versions of the front closure buttons, one of the cuff buttons was replaced with a later SS style black plastic button, the issue wrap was upgraded for wear by an officer with the collar's lower edge having silver metallic twisted piping, the matching bullion runic collar patch and rank tab are machine stitched, each collar patch has thin metallic silver twisted piping, the runic tab is hand embroidered with silver wire over Unterlagen, the rank tab has three aged and worn silvered pips and the prongs do not penetrate the collar, the wrap has the factory installed shoulder strap bridles and these anchor a matched pair of Heer style shoulder boards, each is held in place with a screw down type painted pebbled shoulder strap button with the post of each being inserted through the shoulder lining, the upper left sleeve has a hand applied bullion sleeve eagle, on the lower left cuff is a period hand applied officer's pattern Langemarck sleeveband that is worn and aged commensurately with the wrap, the borders and lettering are in white silk woven on the black band, some of the attachment stitching has come loose, particularly in the section below the legend, careful lifting of the band reveals the fresher wool underneath, the first lapel buttonhole has an Ostmeadaille ribbon, there are loops for two breast badges, garment was certainly worn in service and there is some nap wear, abrading to the insignia and a couple of period repairs including one to the lower right sleeve and to the lapel, in respect to the sleeveband and unit attribution, most probably the wrap belonged to a former member of SS-Infanterie-Regiment Langemarck which was disbanded in summer '43 (its personnel were retained in the division), elements from Das Reich's Infanterie regiments went on to serve as cadre for newly constituted Panzer units and certain of those men chose to retain the sleevebands of their former units, for example, there are the well documented black SS Panzer wraps with Germania (see Uniforms of the Waffen-SS, vol.3 by M. Beaver) and Der Führer (see Panzer Feldjacke, vol. 3 by S. Pritchett) slevebands, please inquire to info@virtualgrenadier.com for collector history, additional information and/or detailed photos, USD $35,000 HOLD

 
 

 
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