N009883 BAHNSCHUTZPOLIZEI UNIFORM GROUPING.
BACKGROUND:The Bahnschutzepolizei, (Railway Protection Police), were established, by the DR, Deutsches Reichsbahn, (German Railways), in 1933 with voluntary personnel drawn from the SA and SS, to protect the railway network. Originally personnel wore navy blue uniforms and headgear, as the DR personnel but this was eventually changed to blue/grey uniforms and headgear.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: This grouping consists of an visor cap, field blouse, bayonet and belt & buckle.
1. Blue/grey wool construction visor cap with a black wool centerband. Cap has crown edge and top and bottom edges of centerband piped in light grey wool. Front center of cap has a stylized, stamped alloy, national eagle with upswept flared "feathers" to top edge of wings. Front center of centerband has a stamped alloy oak-leaf wreath with superimposed winged wheel. Wreath encompasses a three piece national tri-color cockade with black fluted alloy base, aluminum roundel and red velvet center. Black vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip to forward edge is fully intact. Cap has it original chinstrap and button. Interior of cap is fully lined in grey rayon. Crown lining retains its original clear celluloid sweat diamond. Lining beneath sweat diamond is well marked the printed manufacturers logo "CW", indicating manufacture by Clemens Wagner of Braunschweig. Size marked 57 1/2. Interior of cap also has a wide leather sweatband. A few small moth nips to the piping, but otherwise near mint.
2. The matching blue/grey wool constructed tunic has a five button front that leads to a single hook and eyelet to the throat with a blue lay down wool collar. A pair of matching shoulder insignia and collar show the rank of Unterwachtmeister. The pleated breast pockets and hip patch pockets have button scallop flaps. Original arm eagle and cufftitle. Each cuff is adjustable via vis a pair of small buttons. The interior is fully lined. The chest measures approximately 32".
3. Superb "RBD" marked bayonet with original frog and troddle. Condition is near perfect!
4. Nice complete RBD buckle with it original 90cm long leather belt.
GRADE ****1/2 PRICE $3,500.00
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