WW 2 German wax stamp translation.

#1
Two WW2 German wax stamps .I don't happen to have any wax today and cannot really read Gothic German.

I think one has the word Breslau on the base and the base of the other stamp does have "Willy. Pude??.stamp.ma?uf"

And they are in reverse as well.

Any German experts care to translate please.
 

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#2
Top one is Breslau Arbeitsamt.

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#3
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Dienstelle Feldpostnummer 23326

So BFPO 23326
 
#5
Middle one says Schles Stemp.Manu

So Schles Stempel manufaktur = Schles Stamp Maker.

Can't read the rest of that one, got a better pic of the bottom bit?

The SCHLES STEMP bit gets mention on here

The Wilhelm Gustloff Story
 
#6
Arbeitsamt = Employment Office or Job Centre as I believe it is now called.
 
#8
Arbeitsamt = Employment Office or Job Centre as I believe it is now called.
Back in Adolf's day, weren't they the recruiting offices for the Deutsche Arbeiters Bund* (or some such) that built the Autobahns and the Nuremberg rallyplatz?

* AKA unemployed boxheads by the million, clad in govt-issue lederhosen and marching with shovels.
 
#9
The Feldpostnummer belonged to these units:

23356
(2.1.1940-27.4.1940) 1. Kompanie Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 294
(28.4.1940-14.9.1940) 1. Kompanie Panzerjager-Abteilung 294
(10.2.1943-23.8.1943) 2. Kompanie schw.
Heeres-Panzerjager-Abteilung A
(24.8.1943-5.4.1944) 2.10.1943 gestrichen
(6.4.1944-9.11.1944) 1.11.1944 Stab II u. 5.-8. Kompanie
Grenadier-Regiment 456.
 
#10
Bottom bit of the middle one is the name and adress of the manufacturer I think.

Willy Pudert.

Goerlitz. Mittelstr 8
Just looked that up and it seems if these stamps are genuine articles then they could be worth a couple of quid (£500 upwards apparently).
 
#11
#16
Yup, Arbeitsamt on the top of the first one.

If trying to read mirrored text you should hold the item upside down in front of you so that the top line of text is nearest to you, but you are still reading left to right albeit upside down. It is a technique that I was taught for letterpress typesetting, it makes reading mirrored type easier and is accepted practice among typesetters.
 

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#17
Yup, Arbeitsamt on the top of the first one.

If trying to read mirrored text you should hold the item upside down in front of you so that the top line of text is nearest to you, but you are still reading left to right albeit upside down. It is a technique that I was taught for letterpress typesetting, it makes reading mirrored type easier and is accepted practice among typesetters.
I love ARRSE because of esoteric knowledge like this! I mean I still wouldn't be able to read it as I am a mong, but here we have specialist's willing to pass on knowledge.
 

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