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Lot 1564: Goering Division Enlisted Cloth Items

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Collector's Grouping of Cloth Uniform Items for an Enlisted Soldier in the Hermann Goering Division

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Collector's Grouping of Cloth Uniform Items for an Enlisted Soldier in the Hermann Goering Division

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Having started life as a uniformed police unit that worked under Goering in his pre-Luftwaffe days, the namesake unit of Hermann Goering went through a series of evolutions, starting as just a regiment and ending the war as the 1st Fallschirm-Panzerdivision, and held a reputation as the Luftwaffe's top ground combat formation. This set of items would be appropriate for a 'flieger' (comparable to the USAF's Airman) in the unit. The set includes two cuff titles, two shoulder boards (plain Luftwaffe gray with white trim), a close-trimmed Luftwaffe eagle patch on similar cloth, and a pair of white collar tabs with red waffenfarbe piping and single metal "bird" emblems. One cuff title is embroidered "General Goring" in white script on a blue background), while the other is block lettered "HERMANN GORING" on twill cloth, with an included note attributing it as being Dutch in origin. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection

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Good overall. The "General Goring" cuff shows staining on the embroidery and a few small moth holes, the "HERMAN GORING" cuff shows some rust spots and traces of what appears to be glue and backing material on the interior.



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