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Title Tailor's Luftwaffe/Heer button card, 'silver' tunic type
Nationality German
Period 1939-45

Here are 22 zinc-backed tunic buttons of the type commonly worn on Luftwaffe and Heer tunics. The faces are also of zinc, sprayed with a silver wash, a common war time production method. These may well have been worn on a parade tunic, by virtue of the silver wash, or possibly on a combat tunic.

The zinc on the reverse has corroded somewhat, but this could be largely cleaned off with judicious use of a little WD40. The diameter of the buttons is 19mm.

An extra button (at the extreme left of the second row down) is shown in the photo, but will be sold separately, being of a different make.

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

[Militaria : Buttons : Third Reich : Army]


Bayonets arrived today, very nice!

M G, Germany, 22.06.2009

Good news, my friend, the boot knife has arrived safe and sound. This example will more than fill my collection need.

R M, USA, 01.05.2008