Absolutely amazing early example of an aluminum army belt buckle. This is literally the envy of my little group of collecting friends simply because the condition is almost unheard of for these early painted buckles. It shows signs of having been worn but it couldn't have been used too much as the paint wears off of these in a stiff breeze. Easily one of the best examples I have ever owned, and the first time several very serious collector colleagues have ever even seen one this nice. The leather tab is also in very good condition and is clearly marked with 1936 Jul. Maurer Oberstein/Nahe. It seems strange to fawn over a belt buckle, but this really is almost a crown jewel piece for anyone serious about belt buckles. 1936 would also make this one of the first buckles of this pattern as the Reichsheer buckles were still being made into 1936.
I feel the price on these has risen rather high but I also know it will be rather difficult if not impossible for me to replace it at this price.