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Depot queen or wartime used Attic Queen?
Old 09-12-2019, 10:16 AM   #1
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Default Depot queen or wartime used Attic Queen?

Which ones do you guys prefer? and why?

Both are untouched since war , still the used one is something many would never buy.

Its quite interesting how an actual battle used tunic is unwanted....
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:23 AM   #2
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Salty dog field tunics are best. But for waffenrocke and geschonten you want them clean and bright. I like field tunics that show a few scars....
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:42 AM   #3
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The history of a warehouse or the history of a war. Real history for me any time. J
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:51 AM   #4
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Nothing can beat a Battle worn Tunic. Personal, i would always take a worn Tunic over any other unused Depo Crap.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #5
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The history of a warehouse or the history of a war. Real history for me any time. J
Both represent war time German soldiers...a true "alte hase" and a recruit.
or in occupation service duty and (HKL) during front line service...
Of course soldiers also renewed uniform while pulled from the front,
on leave, convalescing, in barracks etc...
Used and mint/near mint uniforms both make fine representations for display purposes.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #6
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The issue with damage and to degree even wear is when did it occur? Rough condition does not always mean wartime inflicted and in my observations rough condition is usually or mostly not wartime.

I’ve seen a lot of damaged rough condition tunics over the last 45 years. I’d venture to say that maybe 1 out of 10 or 20 of those were more or less as worn heavy used combat tunics.

I can not say about the damage on the example shown, but I would have to account for that kind of lower pocket damage happening in service. My guess right now is that it is rodent damage getting to crumbs or seeds left in the pockets.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:11 PM   #7
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The issue with damage and to degree even wear is when did it occur? Rough condition does not always mean wartime inflicted and in my observations rough condition is usually or mostly not wartime.

I’ve seen a lot of damaged rough condition tunics over the last 45 years. I’d venture to say that maybe 1 out of 10 or 20 of those were more or less as worn heavy used combat tunics.

I can not say about the damage on the example shown, but I would have to account for that kind of lower pocket damage happening in service. My guess right now is that it is rodent damage getting to crumbs or seeds left in the pockets.
I agree, signs of genuine wear is appealing but most "salty" tunics presented on the forum usually show evidence of postwar neglect. Rodent and insect damage and rust, mold, fading and water stains acquired in barns, garages and attics is hardly combat wear.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:32 PM   #8
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I am not talking about a Tunic with 100 Holes from mooth or what ever, i am talking about a Combat Worn Tunic, with real WEAR, and real wear you simple can't fake, impossible. I have seen countless ways the Idiots try to do it, but that simple is not possible.

Take a look at one of my Tunics what is worn, and noone messed with it after the war, all Insignias are period on it, and here you really can see it. Comes like this from the Hands of the Vet himself. Look at the left Sleeve. It was seewn into the Pocket because he lost his Arm at the end of 1943.

And then look at any Depo Tunic what is unworn and never was a Day in Combat. Not for me, i need to see it was there.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:18 PM   #9
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Combat worn is probably the most over used description on this forum to discribe a sexed up worn out rodent damage and bad storage But really how can anyone prove this statement of combat worn
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