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#61347 01/18/2009 01:00 PM
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I want to share with you my collection of LW tabs and shoulder boards. I think that by now, you all have seen plenty of the tunic portion of the collection.

This first tray has the following specialties:

White- General Officer
Wine Red- TSD Judicial Branch
Red- Flak
Carmine Red- General Staff
Rose Pink- Corps of Engineering Officers
Orange- LW Field Police
Yellow- Flight/Fallschirmjager
Light Brown and Golden Brown- Signals

I am sorry for the crappy quality of the images... the photo size allotment will not let me post them any bigger.

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Next tray:

Black- Bau/Pioneer
Cornflower Blue- Medical
Light Blue Offier only- TSD Admin
Light Blue EM- Supply, Field Police before '43, and DLV
Gray- Penal Battalions
White- Hermann Goering Divisions
Light Green- Air Traffic Controller(LW Base)
Dark Green- LW Sonderfuhrer Lower Level, NCO
Grass Green- LW Field Divisions

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Here are some Administrative tabs. Very uncommon and under appreciated!

Gold outer piping- High Grade Career Level (college grad)
Silver outer piping- Elevated Career Level (Some college-Technical School)
Broken Green/Silver piping- Medium Level (Technical Training)
No outer Piping- Low Career Level(High School Grad)

Dark Green- Admin Corps
Wine Red- Judicial Corps
Carmine Red- Courts Martial Corps
Light Green- Air Traffic Control/Security
Blue- Unk, but thought to be medical related

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Pink with wreath/propellers- Engineering Officials
Green with wreath/propellers- Navigation Officials.

Pink with wreath and propellers and gold piping- Unknown

Sonderfuhrer- Wreath only- Specialists for the war duration.

Dark Green- Specialist
Yellow- Air Field Fire Fighting Official
Wine Red- ? Presumed to be Judicial Specialist
Blue- ? Presumed to be Medical Specialist
Pink- Aviation Engineering Specialist.

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Various Luftwaffe Shoulder Boards

Rarities include Penal Battalion Straps, RLM Flak, Panzer EM, and Firefighting Officials

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Luftwaffe Official's Boards.

Some of the Highlights are Secret Police, Musikmeister boards(both types), and Navigator board.

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Sure has grown a bunch.


Always looking for Heeres Beamte (HV) and Sonderfuhrer items. Insignias, paperwork, photo's......
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Thanks my friend. You and I make a great pair! All we need now are friends who collect KM Beamte, SS Beamte, Police Beamte, and Political Beamter!

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I would say like WOW for the quantity of the lot, also about the administrative ones, didn't knew they even existed!

I grab the chance and give here a pair of HG Flieger tabs, share a word.





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I think that they could be OK. Is there a way to get a nice clear(and brighter) scan of the front?

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As soon as they come in my hands, I'll get you whatever you like.
I must state, these are from the guy I got the other ones and the postcard, posted just a couple of days before.They will arrive together.Until then, this is all I got.
Thanks, Phatt


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Beautifull insingia Paul

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I'm in awe, a wonderfull collection!

I don't think I've seen the tabs with tresse on them, I thought that the ranks with tresse had it on the collar, like heer collars, and not on the tab. is that a common practice?

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Thanks for the kind words! LW uniforms and tabs are a passion of mine! I have an excessive personality! Yes tabs with the tress are for use by NCOs on the overcoats. The practice of wearing collar tabs on the overcoats was discontinued in 1942.

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Beautiful collections you have assembled Paul, Thanks for the entertaining and informative thread post.
Cheers, Pauli


In Memory of Joe Mann
Medal of Honor Recipient
July 8, 1922 �
September 19, 1944



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Thank you so much for your kind words!

Here is my newest set of boards... to a waffenmeister(Armorer) of the Luftwaffe

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Fantastic collection! Let me add two boards for Ukrainian/Russian volunteers. One for flieger and one for engineer:

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I have seen those before!! I know the previous owner! Very nice!

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Thanks Paul!

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PaulR that lot of collar patches and boards are just horrible, you need to throw them all out.... in my direction

Nice to see you are still going strong on these little items

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That's one nice dedicated collection.

--dj--Joe


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Hi PaulR ,
I'm a newby here.....and first of all: Wow!!!!
you have a really impressive LW collar tabs collection.....
I'd like to ask:
which is the difference between the pink collar tab with seagulls and that one alway pink but with propellers?
Thank you very much
Warmest regards
Giorgio

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Thanks for the kind replies. There is actually no difference in the job titles of the two tabs(gulls versus propellers).

One is for Engineering Officials and the tabs with the gulls is for the "Corps of Engineering Officers". This was a short lived attempt to bring Engineering Officials into the regular Luftwaffe as regular officers, versus the Official status. Not many men chose to become regular Officers so the program never really took off. These tabs are considered to be very rare.

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Here are some better pics

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Close up of engineering officer

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Hi Paul,
you've been really so kind......
As soon as possible, I'll post some LW tabs pics that I think they're pink as well (with gulls)...
Regards
Giorgio

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Thank you! I will look forward to seeing your tabs!


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