Gruppenführer Josef "Sepp" Dietrich – a Personal Sheepskin “Kursk” Coat
German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A83r | Live auction | 608 Lots
DescriptionSheepskin tailored coat with yellow cloth tape panel seams, elastic cloth sleeve closures, fur collar with hook closure, inside and sleeves lined in wool. Front panel closure by five plastic buttons and five cloth elastic straps. Originally the coat had a zipper closure which, according to Dietrich’s biography, was removed because the zipper would freeze in the Russian cold. Openings in armpits for ventilation, cloth waist adjustment strap and metal buckle at back. Removable slip-on shoulder boards for the rank of Gruppenführer of matte gold wire intertwined with silver aluminum cord over a mouse-grey backing and two large silver rank pips on each. Includes silver officer claw buckle and belt. Belt length circa 111 cm. Cf. Michael D. Beaver “Uniforms of the Waffen SS, volume three, chapter seventeen, pp. 894-895.
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