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Gestapo Shoulder Board?

Article about: I recently picked up a single shoulder board at an auction. It was identified as a Gestapo shoulder board based on a comparable item for sale on snyderstreasures.com. I've been told by someo

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    I recently picked up a single shoulder board at an auction. It was identified as a Gestapo shoulder board based on a comparable item for sale on snyderstreasures.com.

    I've been told by someone else that it's not Gestapo, it's a COMMON shoulder board used by auxiliary police in foreign countries - but he's also interested in purchasing it.

    Can anyone else provide any additional information? Thanks very much!
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    Not a gestapo, that is eastern volunteers police- Schuma, and I would say it is not a common shoulder straps
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Quote by Dimas View Post
    Not a gestapo, that is eastern volunteers police- Schuma, and I would say it is not a common shoulder straps
    Thank you very much! I appreciate the information, it was very helpful!!!

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    I concur with my colleague. This is a Schuma shoulder strap. The Gestapo was a secret police organization. They would not remain secret for long if they wore a uniform. It is not a common shoulder strap.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    I agree with my forum friends Dimas and Bob. This is a nice item. If you do a search you will find a fair amount of info online regarding this organisation.

    Just for your interest here is a Schuma cap badge from my collection.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    First I see!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Great Schuma board. Yes, tough to find. As I understand it these guys were heavily involved in some very dirty work (Einsatzgruppen, anti-partisan operations etc). Many of these guys ended up with the Russians at the end of the war, hence the relative scarcity of Schuma items overall...

    Rob.

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