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Militärpaß

Post by Chip Minx » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:12 pm

I'm generally not into imperial paper documents, though like most collectors of the era, I have some award documents, Militärpaß, Soldbücher, etc. I do, however, like to look at everything and I was browsing Ebay.de and found this Militärpaß. It caught my eye because it was from I.R.124, a Württemberg unit, which wore a cyphered shoulder strap and because of the association with Erwin Rommel.

When I got to the page that the officer signed, I about fell out of my chair. A few tense days later I had bought the booklet for less than the normal going price for a run-of-the-mill infantry Militärpass. I was a bit amazed, but happy that no one else had caught it.
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Guy A. Turner, Master Signal Electrician, Company C, 314.Field Signal Batl., 89th Div. St.Mihiel, Meuse Argonne, Defensive Sector.
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Re: Militärpaß

Post by kaiser » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:32 pm

if you want one you never find
in this case one would say'it is looking for a needle in a haystack
but you have found the 'needle'
congrats with it
how big is his war resemae of this person

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:55 pm

Wow, that is very cool Chip, you must be a happy man

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Post by Gustaf » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:40 pm

I can not believe that Chip fell for the fake I sold on ebay Rommel's signature is the easiest to forge:)
OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by joerookery » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:22 pm

What a great find!
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Post by chinstrap » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:15 pm

Another , later, example of his signature has just appeared for sale.

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Re: Militärpaß

Post by Chip M. » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:15 pm

Yes, another pass from this regiment appeared just months later. Only this time, the seller advertised that it had a Rommel signature and it sold for over 200 Euro! I got mine for a tenth of that price. I don't suppose there will be any more sleeper documents from this regiment!

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Re: Militärpaß

Post by ww1czechlegion » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:21 pm

Congratulations Chip, what an outstanding find! :bravo: =D>

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