12-09-2011, 07:55 PM
Dont tell me these are yours Ben, have you been holding out on us or what !!!? lol
12-09-2011 07:55 PM
12-09-2011, 07:58 PM
I wish Dave! the advertising board was sold awhile back in the States. The box of tropical cap eagles is on the Regimentals site but the asking price is too much for me. I just want the box sans eagles!
12-09-2011, 08:04 PM
I take it he wont do a deal then, i dont reckon he will sell the whole bunch and box together, i think he will split them otherwise he would have to discount for a bulk buy, he'll get more for individual sales, but he might sell the box seperate
12-16-2011, 03:12 AM
On the never ending story of foetid woolens, I bought this Munich textile sample book, but it does not contain examples of headwear weight textiles versus those for tunic, breeches, though it does distinguish between overcoats and tunics.
Sadly, parts of it have been ravaged for whatever reason, but most of it is intact and especially valuable for NSDAP, SA, SS material, as well as cotton goods and linings, Kunstseide, etc.
I had seen something like this in the early 1970s in good condition, and in greater size.
Thanks to Gerard S. for this item.
Potscriptum: much of the Beaver book is absorbed with the search for the true color of SS earth brown, which is included in this item. And, in real life, I will tell you that the textile looks pretty grey and not brown, especially in comparison to the other samples at hand in said book. The value of this item derives in large part because it contains an authentic, original, and un faded swatch of cloth created in 1935.
All very subtle, friends, ambiguous, conflicted, arcane, and hard to decipher....especially for those who adhere to the rules of play as had on other sites.
PSS: I had also earlier scoffed at the idea that brown shirts came in different colors, but, in fact, the cotton for the long shirt worn with the tunic (an interest of mine...) versus that of the short blouse with the BoBi Haken were two different shades of brown, at least in what is before me. In real life, these shirts differed greatly, but no wonder. Why should this be simple or standardized. Standardization is boring.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-16-2011 at 03:37 AM.
12-16-2011, 03:25 AM
12-16-2011, 09:52 AM
The Munich textile sample book is a wonderful item and thanks for sharing it in the never ending quest...
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12-16-2011, 12:14 PM
12-16-2011, 01:47 PM
A wonderful brochure to have FB.
The Paul Schöning firm is still in operation I beleive. Prehaps you could drop by one day.
Paul Schöning GmbH & Co. KG
Sonja Kremer, Paul Schöning GmbH & Co. KG
Landwehrstraße 60 - 80336 München
Paul Schöning GmbH & Co. KG
12-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Thank you, Ben, for the good G-2.
My life will take me to Bavaria again in the year to come, and I must look around. When I went to Breiter, of course, the oldest person present was around my age, and had no memory of former times.
The key here is to find an establishment where the records or whatever are untouched, which is the exception. I will look in the Google thingy as to the address.
I ended up in the spot of the former Buergerbraeukeller the last time I was there, and was oblivious to it, until I bought the nice guide to Munich in the infamous twelve years.
I had been unknowingly following the path of the 9 November Putschists for longer than I can recall, in fact.
Happy foetid woolens, and this piece from Schoening is indeed water damaged and semi foetid.
I wish I could find the one I saw in 1973 or so, as it was larger, with bigger swatches.
However, this is a gem all the same for its detail.
Apropos Adrian's comment of the unending story, I wonder how much time I have spent on same since 1973 in its total? Too much and to what end?
12-16-2011, 07:51 PM
I wonder what the reaction would be if one would approach a firm like Schöning and inquire about it's 1930's and 40's history?