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Title Civilian forester's collar insignia, unmarked silver
Nationality German
Period c 1900-45
Price £30.00

These were worn on either side of an open-necked dark green tunic collar. The oak leaf and acorn were traditional symbols of German forestry. Every landed estate would have had its foresters responsible for keeping the woodland in trim and the livestock herds therein in good condition, ie culling them when need be.

These are of high quality and could pre-date the Third Reich era, possibly even being of pre-1918 vintage - very hard to say as there are no marks. In any case, they are of excellent quality and almost certainly of die-struck unmarked silver.

Their condition is excellent, but they have darkened down a little with sulphur patination over the years. There are tiny traces of glue on the backs, most of which I have removed.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Tunics : German : 20th Century]


Bayonet arrived safe and well earlier, finally got a chance to unwrap it and have a quick peek and am very pleased, thanks!

T R, UK, 07.11.2013

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010