Sunday, July 19, 2009

Red Numbered, White Piped Post 1938 Strap

This is an unusual color combination. Red numeral with white piping, post 1938 pattern strap from Bann 80, Wiesbaden, HJ Gebiet 13, West/Hessen Nassau. There is specualtion that the two colored strap possibly represents early Striefendienst, or H.J. Freiwillege Feuerwehr (fire brigade) units. The exact purpose is unknown according to the Saris reference page 401. Another of the H.J. insignia anomalies that exist. Straps with this color combination are somewhat scarce and often misidentified or not identified at all when they come up for sale. $275.00