Insignia & Ephemera

A bit of odds & ends, including insignia and ephemera…

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A pair of enlisted shoulder straps for a scout in Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6 (mot) of the 1.leichte Division. These straps illustrate the reason why pinpointing the Waffenfarben for armored reconnaissance elements is often difficult. The straps started out being piped in rose pink before the cost-cutting method of applying golden-yellow Waffenfarbe over the original unit designation was devised. This no doubt occurred sometime in the period from 1937 to 1938,when the battalion was assigned first to to the 1. leichte Brigade, and then to the 1. leichte Division. These straps are now in the good home of another collector.

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With the exception of the first strap, these are all later-war straps designed for wear with the black Panzer tunic. The first strap was for a scout assigned to Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7 (mot), first of the 2. Panzer-Division and then, in 1938, to the 4. Panzer-Division. The remaining straps bear the same numerical designator as their parent armored division.

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Kradschützen-Battailon 3 was assigned to the 3. Panzer-Division, Kradschützen-Bataillon 4 to the 24. Panzer-Division and Kradschützen-Bataillon 16 to the 16.Panzer-Division. The last shoulder board shows a field-made slip covered designed to reduce the “signature” given off by the silver braid of the officer insignia.

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Several period post cards featured scouts and reconnaissance elements.

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Aufklärungs-Abteilung 4 (mot) was eventually assigned to the 1. Panzer-Division. As was often the case in unit souvenir mugs, the owner’s name was also painted on the side.

Insigna a Go Go

At one time, I had about 20 Riker mounts full of insignia. I wound up selling most in order to buy into a partnership for JJ Fedorowicz. Here are some of the items I had…

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