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eMedals-A German Fire Brigade Officer's Belt with Buckle

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A German Fire Brigade Officer's Belt with Buckle

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A German Fire Brigade Officer's Belt with Buckle

Buckle in silvered nickel on the right end of the belt, unmarked, obverse with a blank centre surrounded by an open-ended wreath of laurel leaves, the buckle measuring 48 mm. Belt is fabricated from a fine aluminum wire in a thatched pattern with two rows of black embroidery on the upper, the sides and reverse in red felt, with two sliders that have matching uppers and reverses to that of the belt. Leather tab with a smooth finished brown upper and raw reverse stitched in place on the underside at the left end, with fourteen rows of two holes each for length adjustment, matching silvered nickel receiving clip on the left end, the belt measuring 51 mm x 1,080 mm. Scattered silvering wear evident on the buckle and receiving clip, the aluminum wire on the upper has become undulated in places and exhibits light soiling, scattered mothing present on the felt reverse, Very fine.

Footnote: From the collection of approximately 900 German buckles accumulated by John R. Angolia, who start collecting buckles, belts and brocades from 1944 until around 1990; most of the buckles were obtained from the American and German veterans; most of these buckles present a core of Angolia’s book “Belt Buckles & Brocades of the Third Reich”, published in 2001.

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