WW2 German Kreigsmarine Prinz Eugen German Officer Belt Buckle: IX-300 USN. See pictures for details and grading on this German Kreigmarine Officer Original Belt buckle. MUST read description for a fascinating detail. None of the documents are included in this sale. The Prinz Eugen was part of the famous Bismark sortie with the raiders and was involved in sinking the flagship Hood, the pride of the British Navy in 1941.Unfortunately it had engine problems right after the German crew left in May 1946. Subsequent problem after problem occured as it was moved to the West Coast and berthed in San Francisco.
This would be known as Operation Crossroads. Ix-300 Prinz Eugen was involved in both the airborne (Able) and first underwater (Baker) tests July 1-25, 1946. It was towed to the Kwajalein Atoll when it capsized and sank in December 1945. This original German buckle was sourced by and belonged to the estate of Chief Engineer Cmdr W.
Handley, who was third in command of the IX-300 Prinz Eugen through this time period of December 1945 through October 1945. It is part of a collection of documents, direct from the estate that are NOT included in this sale. The Kreigsmarine under Donitz remain quite apolitical and not wrapped up in Nazi ideology, so the majority of their items, like this buckle have no prohibited symbols. Pictures tell the best story as there is a variety of wear and tear and scratches that occur across the generations.This cultural patina often adds value to the item from a personal appeal or resale value. Antiquities are an investment in the now and for the future and calibrate our being as a culture, civilization and humanity. Each relic is of the highest quality, sourced from ethical artisans/vendors from the origin area to maintain historical integrity. We are not experts in all areas and fields, but try very hard to ensure our items are authentic. Please let us know if there is ANY concern about any of our listings. Embracing antiquities of the past help drive our future. Again, we want you to have an amazing FIVE STAR experience with us! Anything less than that, we would love to know to help improve our process. The mandatory stuff small print. Postings and descriptions should meet AODA disability requirements for fonts and colours. The item "WW2 German Kriegsmarine Prinz Eugen German Officer Belt Buckle IX-300 USN" is in sale since Saturday, August 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "911joel" and is located in Dorchester, Ontario.
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