H040862 "31ST PANZER RGT" PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD GROUP LOT. (Photographie Postkarte)

BACKGROUND: Basic human instinct dictates that soldiers in the field, regardless of nationality, long for their loved ones at home. As a result it was very common for these soldiers to purchase, or appropriate, "sweetheart" items and send them home. Although there was almost an unlimited selection of "sweetheart" items one of the most popular items were the photograph postcards which were relatively inexpensive, easily mailed and distinctly personal. As today, there were also numerous other reasons to pose for a photograph, new appointments, promotions, weddings anniversaries etc., etc..

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 9cm x 12cm mid-weight black and white photograph. Nice uniform details including black panzer wrap and overseas cap. Show’s typical light age yellowing as to be expected and a few tear. Group comes with a commemorative, 23cm diameter, bakelite plate with the inscription "31 PZ" and the image of a Panzer IV. The is also a very nice complete pair of Motorcyclist’s/Dispatch rider’s gloves. All the items are from the same estate. Nice PZ related grouping.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $375.00

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