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1) Reichswehr / Reichsheer Buckle
2) Reichswehr Cigarette Card Album
3) Reichswehr Photo album of the 16th Regiment
The photo album is from a Reichswehr Soldier of the 16th Infantry Regiment. The seven large photos show mounted unit officers and troops in formation. There are hand written details on front page of the photo album.
Reichswehr Cigarette Card Album This soft cover German text has 66 pages with color photograph cigarette cards. It is from 1933, and was published by “Neuerburg, Waldorf- Astoria & Eckstein-Halpaus”. The silver cover features, in the center, a gilt Reichswehr eagle surmounting a black shield. Album features 280 captioned color cards depicting all aspects of the Reichswehr, circa 1933, to include Army Infantry, Mountain troops, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, Transportation, and Signal Branches, and includes training and barracks life. Also included is the Railroad Artillery and the early development of the Panzer Forces. Thirty-four color cards deal with the Reichsmarine. Cover shows some wear to corners, with no missing photographs. This is a great uniform reference book.
This is a nice example of a Reichswehr / Reichsheer Buckle. This buckle is shown in John Angolia's book "Belt Buckles & Brocades of the Third Reich" on Page 67. These buckles were issued in 1920’s and 1930’s to the 100,000 man army of the Weimer Troops. The face plate has a high relief, embossed Weimar style, national eagle with down-swept wings, to the slightly domed, smooth finished, center, encompassed by a laurel leaf cluster to the bottom and script, "Gott Mit Uns", (God With Us), to the top. The buckle has nice detailing with a faint age and usage patina. The reverse of the buckle has two, small, soldered spots retaining the face plate, a stamped, raised, semi-circular catch and the prong bar and prongs are all intact. The buckle has no visible manufacturer’s markings. This one as you can tell has been on a belt for some time.