Belt buckle ID...

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Ducampi72
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Belt buckle ID...

Post by Ducampi72 » 05 Sep 2019 11:45

Does anyone know what kind of buckle this is?
Crown and 2 crossed hammers. Can't find anything with this combination...
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Re: Belt buckle ID...

Post by John G. » 05 Sep 2019 12:55

Imperial Bergbau buckle, Miners Association/Union. Crown looks Imperial German, but Bergbau existed in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, etc. (I believe).

Interesting buckle, not one I recall seeing before.
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Re: Belt buckle ID...

Post by Ducampi72 » 05 Sep 2019 17:23

Thanks John.

It's a strange combination....Imperial / miners.

This piece was found in the 'Reichswald' near the border with the Netherlands.

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Re: Belt buckle ID...

Post by John G. » 05 Sep 2019 21:28

I know that during WW1 German miner were drafted, impressed, or volunteered to work on the many mine tunnels along the western front.... Some served in uniform, others more of less in civilian or normal mine workers clothes.

Other than that, your guess is as good as mine.
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