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Third Reich Machine Gun Company 1/2 Liter Stein
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A pottery stein commemorating service in the 17th machine gun company of the 42nd infantry regiment during the Third Reich. The pottery stein is a 1/2 liter size, approximately 6 inches tall. The surface has the typical, subtle, crackling in the glaze that results simply from age and which does not effect the structure of the stein itself. The stein bears the designation of the unit and the "In Memory of My Service Time" dedication beneath a color transfer depicting a machine gunner and a kriegs flag. There is some wear to the swastika on the flag. The lid has a relief helmet on which there is clearly a relief Third Reich closed wing army eagle. The base of the stein bears a maker mark of "BB". The stein is in excellent condition, with bright colors and free of nicks or chips.