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Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.

Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.
Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.
Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.
Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.
Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.

Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia | McCarthy Collection.

Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer Breast Insignia 

McCarthy Collection.

The incredibly rare Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer breast badge was introduced from October 1944, for wear by SS members that had fulfilled criteria as a mountain guide. Most were Austrians that had lived most of their lives in the Alps. It is believed less than 30 Waffen-SS mountain guides were allowed to wear the coveted Bergfuhrer badge.

Waffen-SS Bergfuhrer breast insignia for sale. The insignia hand-embroidered in off-white cord with a yellow centre to the edelweiss. The edelweiss on a black wool oval, and with the off-white cord title, 'BERGFUHRER', along with an outer off-white border. The reverse with a dark grey-blue paper.

Condition report: The insignia showing signs of wear. Overall very good to excellent condition. The insignia is UV neutral.

Notes: An image showing a standard Waffen-SS Gebirgsfuhrer sleeve insignia is shown alongside the Bergfuhrer insignia for size comparison.

Provenance: Acquired by Major Jack Angolia of the US Army while stationed in Germany during 1962 and 1964. The insignia sold by Angolia to the US-based collector, Robert McCarthy, in the later 1970s. Remaining with the McCarthy family to date. A letter included in the sale from the wife of Robert McCarthy confirming the above details.


Price:

£ 1,250.00

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