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Old 03-23-2020, 08:59 PM   #1
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Would like to know if this eagle is a good one or a bad one.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:39 AM   #2
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Hello Tom,


At the moment I believe that these are original breast eagles. I am sure that there will be difference of opinion.


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Old 03-24-2020, 08:55 AM   #3
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that is a super selection Fred
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:03 AM   #4
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Fred, Thanx. I like national emblems, only have a few. Thought I would take a chance on this one since the price was pretty reasonable.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:25 AM   #5
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I agree it's original. It was an upgrade eagle that soldiers could buy to make their jackets look nicer. Ofcourse as collectors today we only like to see BeVo textbook eagles on our tunics. But back then it was common to have this on your walking out jacket.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:43 AM   #6
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Great collection Fred here is a similar one sewn on a m-42 tunic
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:09 PM   #7
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Here are some of his cousins in the Heer and KM


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Old 03-28-2020, 05:40 AM   #8
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This is the best reference picture I have of this type of eagle, from an original studio postcard I picked up years ago. The second pic is zoomed in, with the levels adjusted to try and bring out the detail as best as possible.

I hope this is useful for all the eagle buffs who flock here!

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Old 03-28-2020, 06:35 AM   #9
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Hello Mark,


This is the best reference that there is out there, a nice clear period photo. Thanks a lot!!


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Old 03-29-2020, 07:49 AM   #10
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This is the best reference that there is out there, a nice clear period photo. Thanks a lot!!


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Always happy to share if I have something useful. Thanks for all your help and advice, Fred. It is always much appreciated.

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Old 03-31-2020, 02:20 PM   #11
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Great picture Mark! I have searched in my many portrait pictures and have found all types but this one. Great addition, wonderfull thread!
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:55 PM   #12
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This is the best reference picture I have of this type of eagle, from an original studio postcard I picked up years ago. The second pic is zoomed in, with the levels adjusted to try and bring out the detail as best as possible.

I hope this is useful for all the eagle buffs who flock here!

All the best,

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Thanks Mark, great reference pict. As they say a picture is worth 1000 words. Judging from your enlargement the design is the same as on a KM one I posted before in one of Fred's threads. Still not sure was the brass coil above the wings stands for (NCO?) but same style bird

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Old 04-03-2020, 05:19 PM   #13
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Hi Jean-Claude,

I am glad that the picture is useful. I like your KM eagle! It is quite possible that the extra wire above the eagle's wings was for an NCO, but it could also have been an embellishment that a tailor added to make the eagle more attractive.

With private purchase eagles, the rules could be blurred. On a privately-tailored tunic, a soldier was permitted to have high-quality insignia, and that extended to breast eagles. It is also possible that nobody argued if a soldier 'upgraded' his breast eagle. For example, this young schutze has an officer's bullion breast eagle on his tunic.

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Old 04-04-2020, 04:58 PM   #14
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Thank you for the additional insight Mark, much appreciated

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Old 04-09-2020, 02:56 AM   #15
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Nice examples gentlemen
Here’s my version
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