Helo, for me it is a case like this one
eBay | Etui à cigarettes art déco. Métal argenté vers 1935.
With the SS logo
Frankly, this is most likely a period cigarette case that has had the SS emblem added to it post-war.
Ditto - my thoughts as well.........
The age on the sheild in no way matches the case....looks as though it has been hammered into the case many years later....
As a Ex servicemen with PTSD, I see this quote in a different context
"Enjoy the war, as the peace will be unbearable"
I actually like it, I would take it to a jeweller and ask that he determine the metallurgy or plating of the case as opposed to that of the emblem ( alot of post-war alloys or silver / nickel grades were simply not used ) Having said that a friend of my Father's was a Das Reich veteran and he had a beautiful cigar case "inlaid" with his Iron Cross, Totenkopf and Close-combat bar post-war (in the late fifties) I would still give my back teeth for that case.
I have seen these cases over the years at the Max Show and SoS Show. The cigarette cases always turn out to be original but the emblem was added and in some cases they are even engraved. Many years ago a bunch of these surfaced on E-Bay along with many period watches that were engraved to different SS Men and thier SS units. The watches were period but not the engraving. That was before they banned German WW-2 items. This is just my opinion of what I have encountered over the years. Thank you for posting it. Best Wishes Don Boyle
I would agree: post war added emblem/period case.
Welcome to the forum too Don, great to have you here.
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Ade: Thank you nice to be on the forum from what I have been reading on the different threads seems to be a lot of good people sharing a lot of good information. That is always a good thijng for this great hobby. I will be dropping in from time to time to see if I can be of help. Cheers , Don
Welcome Don great to have you here !!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings