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Kindral 06-05-2019 02:59 PM

Help on boards!
 
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Hi!

Are those DDR Stazi boards?

Thanks!

Venturefan260 06-05-2019 03:14 PM

Hello,

I do not think they are. As far as I know, DDR shoulder boards from lieutenant-captain never had woolen bases, they were always made of cotton.

I'm also not liking the overall construction quality. Finally, the tongues don't even have slits in them for attaching and have a strange stitching pattern. Also, the tongues were always attached on the inside the backing fabric, not on top.

To me these seem like some sort of cheap Wehrmacht reproduction shoulder boards.


-Joel

Ralph P 06-05-2019 03:53 PM

Here are a couple of threads that may also assist with your question.


http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=329227
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=206180

uscob 06-06-2019 04:59 AM

The Backing is OK for old ones, also the sewing of the tongue is familiar to me.
Not sure about the colour, it can be faded, of if not, they might be artillery.
there are so many variations in the shades, I have some old MfS Boards with a brownish colour.
All late 50's Boards I saw for Subalterns have these backings and also the felt, not the Cotton.

Venturefan260 06-06-2019 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by uscob (Post 8466561)
The Backing is OK for old ones, also the sewing of the tongue is familiar to me.
Not sure about the colour, it can be faded, of if not, they might be artillery.
there are so many variations in the shades, I have some old MfS Boards with a brownish colour.
All late 50's Boards I saw for Subalterns have these backings and also the felt, not the Cotton.

Interesting, I did not know that. I've actually never seen these type of officer's boards (Unterleutnant-Hauptmann) with felt backing, not even KVP ones...

Fauli_NVA 06-09-2019 05:11 AM

I think this is a nice pair of SfS (Staatssekretariat für Staatssicherheit) bords!
The Biesentuch backing is also ok for these early boards!

Jakob


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