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WWII German Waffen SS Model 1943 Service Tunic for Dutch Volunteer (Frw. Legion Nederland) Other Ranks Personnel

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  • $ 22,500


WWII German Waffen SS Model 1943 Service Tunic for Dutch Volunteer (Frw. Legion Nederland) Other Ranks Personnel-This is an extremely scarce uniform! It is for a Dutch volunteer serving in the Waffen SS Panzergrenadier-Division "Nederland". It is produced in Italian gabardine wool that is excellent. There is little to no visible wear and no damage whatsoever. This late war tunic has four plain pockets with straight flaps. It is the classic SS cut (with two holes for the belt hooks). There is a five-button closure and all buttons are green finished pebbled metal. The collar has a set of hand applied black badge cloth tabs. The left side is blank while the right side has silvery grey cloth runes. The slip-on shoulder straps are produced in black badge cloth with white piping. There is a moth hole in the left board. This is for an SS Schütze.  There are loops for two awards on the left breast pocket plus a ribbon for the EKII in the button hole. The left sleeve has a fantastic, very rare other ranks type cuff title which is hand applied. The script "Frw. Legion Nederland" is machine embroidered in silvery grey cloth and there is silver flat wire edge trim. This is the second and final pattern of the cuff title with the Dutch spelling of "Nederland" (the German spelling "Niederlande" was originally used). Hand applied just above is a Dutch national shield of German manufacture. It is machine woven in the national colors of Holland...reddish orange, white and royal blue. The left sleeve also has a beautiful, machine applied, machine embroidered sleeve eagle in silvery grey cloth over black. The interior is partially lined in green herringbone twill (HBT) that is excellent, showing just the slightest hint of wear. There is a bandage pocket on the right side. There are ink stamps above which include the size info (it's a medium) and the "SS-BA" stamp. A fantastic piece both from a condition and collectability/scarcity standpoint! 

Please note that any "accessories" (i.e. medals, badges, belts etc.) are NOT included unless stated in description!