11-08-2011, 05:23 PM
Very nice piece and sorry you did not get it. I own an earlier brochure on the ins and outs of uniform tailoring, which by 1933 had shriveled as a branch of the trade and industry and which the NS regime was at pains to revive.
Thanks and better luck next time.
Such is also evidence of why the fakes of today will never really be of the quality of former times, despite much effort to the contrary.
11-08-2011 05:23 PM
11-09-2011, 03:36 AM
11-12-2011, 08:22 PM
I had to post this of course.
A bargain! We know that just one hand embroidered kokarde would have cost you about 2 to 3 RM. As they say in America "you do the math"
I hate that expression actualy!
Hardly anyone really takes notice of these facts let alone study the reasons why and how.
11-12-2011, 08:41 PM
I saw this image, too, with the price tag. I do not think that the Gehirnbremse is native to said hat, but the state of preservation is a poem.
These caps were not especially costly for the persons in question, despite what the coffee table book author suggests. Also, the officers got a clothing allowance.
I was just in Boeblingen, actually, and saw no hats...just prototype Merecedes cars being tested.
11-12-2011, 08:57 PM
11-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Such camouflaged vehicles from Damiler are all over the place in the neighborhood, as Boeblingen is very close to Sindelfingen.
I was not there to test cars, though, mind you.
11-12-2011, 09:09 PM
Probably a wise decision. You might have deemed it a fake based on the rather new smell of the leather seats?!
11-12-2011, 10:54 PM
I am not nearly as cute as the sniffing figure above, but I can understand the sentiment.
In buying a purse for my wife in Bonn, I did much the same thing as in your illustration.
All the senses are necessary to make one's way in the 21st century, as nothing is at it seems....
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 11-13-2011 at 12:28 AM.
11-13-2011, 12:30 AM
Here is pleasing upholstery, not easily had... from whatever coach builder did the Karosserie of this 540K
11-13-2011, 01:03 AM
Such statements embody the present mentality and its limits visible in the halls of power and the streets of the metropoles here and there.