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L.B.A. vs L.B.A.(S.) markings
Old 03-24-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have a question. What is the difference between L.B.A. and L.B.A.(S.) stampings in leather Luft gear?
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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The S means it came out of the Stuttgart depot
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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The S means it came out of the Stuttgart depot
I always thought (S) is Stettin ?!?!?!
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
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I think Stettin is "St". The largest cities are single letters and always thought "S" was Stuttgart.
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:25 PM   #5
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I think Stettin is "St". The largest cities are single letters and always thought "S" was Stuttgart.
Zackly, just like modern day German license plates
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:28 PM   #6
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Has anyone ever encountered a L.B.A.F. marking in Luftwaffe clothing?

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The S means it came out of the Stuttgart depot
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:51 PM   #8
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Gene, I'm glad that it's you who answered it. I had listed this Y strap last year, and you had made a comment that it should be discussed. It is stamped LBA(S) and also with RB#. It never was dicussed, that I'm aware of, and of course no sale was made. I've since been happy with using it as a display piece in my collection, but this piece is what inspired my question...What was the issue that you had?
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:52 PM   #9
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:03 PM   #10
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I'm not comfy with the LBA(S) stamp itself. I have two Luftwaffe Y straps, both LBA marked, and the lettering used is very thin, like you'd find on a helmet chinstrap, bayonet frog, etc.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #11
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I think Stettin is "St". The largest cities are single letters and always thought "S" was Stuttgart.
I think You right there Willi thanks !
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:57 PM   #12
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Thanks Gene. I do feel somewhat okay with the L.B.A.(S.) with periods, is done in the same way as Bill's LBAS stamp. Do other consrtruction methods and stitching look proper? I can say for certian, that these have "the correct" type age...(except for thr rear belt cover flap. oddly enough, it didn't age consistantly, I wonder if somebody has added that piece along the way)...Has anybody seen that look before?
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:05 PM   #13
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They are very reminiscent of the fake Y straps I saw Norbert Grätz selling. The stamps that are on my Y straps are very thin, almost as if they were done with a razor blade (though I know they weren't, just making a reference to how thin the lettering is)
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Old 03-25-2006, 04:55 AM   #14
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I have a pair of pre war Luftwaffe Y-straps made of thin, chocolate leather and with aluminium hardware, back strap marked "L.B.A.B 38" - markings are hollow stamped in to the leather. Just my 4 cents.



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Old 03-25-2006, 11:52 AM   #15
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That is a very nice Y strap, and I cannot fault that stamp. But the stamp on Johann's is not the same lettering as yours (which I cannot fault), and I still am not comfy with that particular example.
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