H069275 CAVALRY STABSFELDWEBEL'S SHOULDER STRAP.(Schulterklappen)
BACKGROUND: On November 26TH 1938 the first pattern, pointed tip, shoulder straps without waffenfarben, (branch of service color), utilized by EM/NCO’s were replaced with a rounded tip shoulder strap that included the branch of service waffenfarben. Originally these second pattern straps were manufactured in blue/green badge cloth until regulations in May 1940 altered their construction to field-grey wool. These second pattern shoulder straps were worn for the duration of the war although a third and final pattern was introduced in September 1944. The different branches of service in the German army were allocated a particular identifying waffenfarbe color with golden yellow being chosen for Cavalry personnel which was displayed as piping on the shoulder straps.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Early, (November 1938-May 1940), second pattern, blue/green badge cloth construction, sew on shoulder strap with bright silver/aluminum, diamond patterned, NCO’s tress to all the outside edges, three stamped rank pips to each with "XI" cypher and golden yellow wool waffenfarbe.
GRADE **** PRICE $149.00
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