The history of the belt buckle is almost as old as the human race. As soon as clothing was used by early man, a device was created to ensure clothing stayed secure. Easy to decorate, the belt buckle soon became a means to project social status and wealth. By the 20th century, belt buckles used by German soldiers were often beautifully deocrated, and used to differentiate ranks and organisations. Today, they are coveted by collectors across the globe This incisive book evaluates the German belt buckle from a collectors' perspective.About the Author:
Born just outside Moscow (1964), after leaving school Ulyanov undertook military service, then studied at the Moscow Academy of Management. Since 1990 he has spent most of his time researching for military history, military related books. Ulric of England is an independent company, specialising in British & German military artefacts, collection conservation and military associated publications. Founded in 1976 by historian Ulric Woodhams, today, the Ulric of England name is an authoritative voice, synonymous throughout the World for the fine, the unique and the beautiful. Ulric of England offers over 20 specialist militaria collecting categories, with several departments, including WW2 German Military Timepieces, distinguished leaders within their field. The original Company ethos; to conserve military heritage, continues to underpin the Company today. Scholarly publications, research, collector - and collection conservation services, provide novice and seasoned collectors, museums and auction houses, access to unrivalled experience and know how. www.ulricofengland.com
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Descripción Ulric Publishing, London, 2000. Softcover. Estado de conservación: NEW. This book was originally published in Russia, under the title 'Buckles of Fascist Germany' in the year 2000, and has now been translated into English for the first time. Although the 'Berlin Wall' has been demolished for over ten years, there is still a clear divide between East and West, this is also true in the field of collecting Third Reich antiquities. Ulyanov is one of the first Russian writers specialising in the Third Reich era, and brings, in this publication, an interesting perspective to collecting Third Reich belt buckles. There are over 200 photographs of original and reproduction belt buckles, all sourced from within the Russian States included in this volume. Many of the photographs show magnified images of the buckles, enabling the reader to identify pertinant details relating to authenticity, and differences between reproductions and fakes.In regard to reproductions and fakes, extreme detail of the 'new generation' East Bloc fakes will come as a surprise to many collectors. The detail of every illustrated buckle, including the history of how and where it was obtained has been faithfully logged down in this book. Interestingly, many of the buckles were illegally 'excavated' from battle fields and grave sites. One chapter discusses the history of the so called 'black-diggers'; people who dig up and illegally remove artefacts from the aforementioned battle fields and grave sites. For the advanced collector, information and photographs of a hitherto unknown variation of the 'RMBO' prototype high leaders buckle will be of welcome interest. 130 pages on fine art paper, over 200 photographs. Laminated colour stiff card cover in English A4 size format. Nº de ref. de la librería 7387
Descripción Ulric Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 095375779X