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#1 06-04-2018 13:05:29

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 594

Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Hi, I haven't posted this one before.   

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Following is a comparison photo with an unissued shoulder strap - albeit different piping configuration and other details....

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02524.jpg

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Markus

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#2 09-04-2018 22:57:53

don_kihotis7
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Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Hi Mark. I thought we lost you for ever. It's been ages to see you posting.
Nice strap you got there.


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#3 10-04-2018 00:29:35

Markus
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From: Australia
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Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Thanks Chris, yes it's been a while since the last posting.  Unfortunately I've had further health issues which have been pretty distracting and I won't trouble you guys with the details.

As other forum members have pointed out previously there also appears to be a shortage of genuine tropical collectibles for sale - despite the global reach of the internet.  I've acquired a few items which I think (at this stage) are ok and will try to post these over coming weeks.

I'm glad you like the shoulder strap I posted.  Some would say, "too bad that it is only a single piece".

Regards Mark

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#4 10-04-2018 00:44:29

NZMark
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 08-04-2011
Posts: 1096

Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Original is original, so nothing wrong with that!
Nice strap!
Mark


Student & Collector of WWII German Tropical Militaria

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#5 10-04-2018 11:09:32

Markus
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From: Australia
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Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Thanks Mark.

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#6 20-04-2018 20:09:02

don_kihotis7
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Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Sorry to hear that mate. I wish that everything is ok now with your health. God bless.
I had emailed you long time ago but had no reply so i was wondering what had happened to you.
I hear ya about the single strap. Indeed many would say that, but for those of us who collect tropical items for a long time we know thst singles is the norm. It is every now and then that a pair pops up for sale. And usually the price makes the purchase impossible.


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#7 21-04-2018 12:54:49

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
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Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Thanks for the kind words Chris, still some problems but a lot better than I was. 

Yes, the current scarcity of genuine pairs of tropical shoulder straps is a real problem.  The other concern is the large number of increasingly better looking fakes sad   

Best regards,
Mark

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#8 23-04-2018 03:36:57

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 580

Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Nice straps Mark, your correct in saying

The other concern is the large number of increasingly better looking fakes:(

     MSteve


Collector of DAK & Panzer Militia
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#9 23-04-2018 07:13:09

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 594

Re: Single faded tropical Panzergrenadier shoulder strap

Thanks, nothing worse than paying good money for what you thought was real but was in fact purposely designed to deceive. 

I suspect all collectors are now very wary, especially if you're paying out the big bucks required to secure a matching pair.

Regards Mark

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