Your a treasure FB.
Your a treasure FB.
It also looks all wrong, with the wrong buttons, the wrong sweatband, the wrong shaped plastic/celluloid makers mark cover (sorry, don't know the correct term for this without looking it up) etc.....
Whatever its just an opinion.
Thanks everyone. I didn't lose any money on this one so I'm lucky there. I know some re-enactors who may be interested in it. I deal mostly in US related items which I have a collection of 43 years. Even those are being faked now which is really disappointing. This is one of the reasons I joined this fourm so I can learn how to spot these kind of items.
thanks for your thanks and good luck. With some care and thought, there is no reason to fall prey to junk.
Gary wilkins book on caps Is an excellent item for a cap collector, I have been given it by my parents this christmas day. Already I have gone through a couple of chapters of fascinating information.
My DAF cap has a nice RZM tag. Though I never knew that it was only the Nsdap organizations that had the RZM tag or am I reading something wrong...?
Dear friedrich, Did you get your new dog?
Best regards, Patrick
The Deutsche Arbeitsfront was a part of the NSDAP. Ergo, its uniform items came under the purview of the RZM. This requirement to mark everything applied to the NSDAP itself, as well as the SA, HJ, SS etc. The DAF was a major part of the NSDAP, in fact a huge part (as it was a huge organization that arose from the Nazi suppression of labor unions in 1933 as well as the outlawing of the SPD, KPD etc.) It further comprised the white collar labor organizations as well as the industrial producers orgnanizations---these exist once again in post 1945 Germany, but were wiped out by the Nazis and replaced by the corporatist DAF. The regulations on the tags etc. were promulgated in 1934 with the infamous Heimtueckegesetz, which was a major step in the consolidation of Nazi power. We have written of it constantly and it is also on line.
We have not yet gotten a second dog because of profound issues of interoperability and alliance cohesion. Such will take awhile.
Merry Christmas and now you, too, own an RZM tag. It won't be your last. The Wilkins book is a good beginning, but it is hardly the last word, and he apparently exited the demimonde for a rock band or some other sublime thing. Stitch wizardry and the Lubstein holy grommet await a new messiah and evangelist.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-25-2011 at 11:07 PM.
The regulation and production of the DAF Festanzug occupied its own cosmos in the RZM system, actually.