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Here we have an Army (Heer) Belt and Buckle by Overhoff & Cie., Lüdenscheid, that was instituted in 1935. The gold was applied post-war. The buckle is constructed out of two pieces of die struck/stamped aluminum alloy that have been gold washed. The obverse roundel depicts a closed winged Heer eagle griping a mobile swastika in its talons on a textured round background. The eagle is above a half oak leaf and acorn wreath that is tied together at the bottom and is underneath the motto: “Gott Mit Uns” (God with us). The wreath and motto are both in front of a decorative lined type pattern background which is encircled by two twisted ropes. The separate roundel lies on a pebbled rectangular backing. The reverse is clearly maker marked “OCL” (Overhoff & Cie., Lüdenscheid) in a diamond and shows all four pongs that attach the roundel. The plated steel prongs and integral catch remain intact. The buckle measures approximately 2 1/2 inch wide by 1 7/8 inches high. Attached to the buckle is a cut down 33 ¾ inch black leather belt. It features a stitched on crass hook to the one end and a stitched on 6 hole punched tongue to the other. The leather looks good. A nice assembly and a rare buckle!
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