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Old 09-30-2018, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Dutch Tunic-Wehrmacht Rework-Volksturm?

I went to an estate sale on Friday and picked up this tunic. If was so inexpensive I couldn't resist. Its a standard Dutch tunic that has been reworked for reissue to the Wehrmacht. Modifications include new collar and the , addition of two unpleated lower pockets. Other small modifications include straps for equipment support hooks, two internal pockets, remove rear buttons, and adding button and loop for officers shoulder boards. I don't see any problems with the base tunic and believe it is all original.



There was a breast eagle and Volksturm collar tabs for a Company Commander. There was also a set of funky LW EM straps which I removed. The breast eagle and tabs look like they've been there for a while, but whether it was wartime done is the question.


So my questions are :


1. Is the insignia original?


2. If the answer to Question 1 is yes then is there a chance it was wartime done.


If the insignias fake or postwar applied I might remove it to create another impression.


Anyway any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Regards Jim


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Old 09-30-2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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More pictures. Now the Volkstrurm didn't wear shoulder boards but Ive encountered a number of photos showing the provisions for straps.
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More pictures.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:40 PM   #4
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This jacket has two internal pockets that were added. One pocket is kinda strange. In order to use the pocket with the button you have too flip it up so everything falls out. I guess it would work for a Soldbuch or bandage. It has a stamp from a German firm. Jim
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:09 PM   #5
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Hello,


Interesting tunic.


I don't care for the eagle. To me it is a Reddick fake, but I have never seen one in this color combination, white on field grey. I also have never seen an original private purchase eagle in this color combination.


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Old 09-30-2018, 08:14 PM   #6
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Breast eagle is an original although there are some who do not like this style, I have found several from one vet nearly 40 years and I have zero doubt. I would also believe this one may well be period sewn to that tunic
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Interesting. We're one and one so far. Thanks for the comments. Jim
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I like the tunic and the tabs. Looks original to me. The eagle I think is original and hard to tell 100% from reverse due to picks in fabric if original applied but could be. I would not mess with it. I would just put an armband on it and leave it be if it was mine. Just my 2 cents.
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I like the tunic and the tabs. Looks original to me. The eagle I think is original and hard to tell 100% from reverse due to picks in fabric if original applied but could be. I would not mess with it. I would just put an armband on it and leave it be if it was mine. Just my 2 cents.
Jerry I probably will keep it together. The insignia has settled into the uniform, so it would be difficult to remove with out leaving a tell tale sign. Anyway I don't have a Volksturm or last ditch effort display. I always loved your Standsschuetzen tunics.

Of course any other comments positive or negative are welcome. Jim
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:54 AM   #10
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The eagle is original and repros were made later on this type .
IMO the jacket was like this in 1945 and stayed like this .
Only the Armband is missing to be complete as a nice VS jacket !
A typical second line troops jacket , made of a Dutch jacket adapted to the german standards .
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Hello,




I would love to see another white on fieldgrey embroidered private purchase breast eagle. Does anybody have one?


Generally private purchase embroidered eagles are white on dark green. I have seen a grayish colored one on dark green But have never seen a Heer private purchase embroidered white on field grey eagle. I am intrigued.


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I do not believe that this eagle is original. It appears to have been sewn on by a home machine with a slight tension problem. In 47 years of collecting I have never seen a private purchase embroidered white on fieldgrey eagle


I don't want to hijack Jim's thread on his tunic. I have a great interest in this eagle. I will start a separate thread on it.


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Hello,


I do not believe that this eagle is original. It appears to have been sewn on by a home machine with a slight tension problem. In 47 years of collecting I have never seen a private purchase embroidered white on fieldgrey eagle


I don't want to hijack Jim's thread on his tunic. I have a great interest in this eagle. I will start a separate thread on it.


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Fred feel free to use my pictures in your thread. I focus on tunics and don't always pay enough attention to insignia. I look forward to learning. Jim
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I've always thought the only insig issued on these reworks were the eagle.. I've had 3 POAs, and one YBB.. All were the bevo type none were sewn thru the lining.
But with these things and depending how late war is was I guess anything can be.. Gotta have faith with these,,either love 'em or stay away from one..


I had a YBB for many years,,a beauty. We're moving and really can't take care of larger items anymore so,, I sold it at the MAX at very low price to this Organization in Toronto for Ukrainian families to see and learn that their family weren't nazis and most of the time just fighting for independence late war and after!!. Sorry for the mini rant,,but that eagle too was bevo type and not thru lining..
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The eagle is original.
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