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WWII German AfrikaKorps Canteen -
The German Africa Corps, Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK), was the German expeditionary force in Libya and Tunisia during the North African Campaign of World War II. The force was kept as a distinct formation and became the main German contribution to Panzer Army Africa which evolved into the German-Italian Panzer Army and Army Group Africa.

This page provides information on how to identify German WWII items. It also provides data outlining the woth of the collectible over the years, including the present time.





The item featured here is a German tropical canteen. as issued during WWII to forces fighting in North Africa.

The canteen has a wood-looking veneer. A canvis harness surrounds the body permitting it to be carried. The cap is made of bakelite and is attached to a canvis strap. The main body has markings built to one side. They read "DRGM H.R.E 43 RPangm 38". A heavy duty metal clip is attached to one side.



This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German items in the collector's market is illustrated.

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Many German items are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of a german military collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Collectibles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.





PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

The value for WWII German military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
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Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
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  MARKET ANALYSIS
Mar 1st, 2017
Germans items that were used in the front during WWII have become collectibles. The item featured here is relatively hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue.


 
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