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Volkssturm armband variant

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    I have made my first "burn test" - I took two long threads from the armband and burnt it.

    It did not burn very well and it smelled like plastic, a unpleasant smell. So I guess that I got a clear result of my test?
    This is an item from the 4th Reich if I have done my homework.

    Kenny

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    I now found a similar one on WAF, not the same font and stitching but with the same ink stamp. Gau 22, 2 Kompanie , 133 Batallion.
    Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht armband - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
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    Kenny

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    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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    There are no similarities between the one you just posted and the item you started with. Also there is almost no reason for a particular style volksstrum armband to have a very specific ownership stamp to Reichsgau Oberdonau.... a Gau with a very small Volksstrum defense force, estimated to be at the largest between 548-600 especially to the 2 Kompanie , 133 Batallion. There is no reason for it to be that specific as well as finding 2 "variants" to the same unit.

    There are thousands of volksstrum armbands out there which can easily be identified as original, why not pursue those?
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    I will send it back to the seller. He has a "standard pattern" (the most common) armband also so I will trade it if that armband is OK. I have just asked for good pictures of that one.

    But this story have learned me to be careful with variants and I have also learned how a negative result of the burn test looks like.
    Thank you all for your advice and information
    Kenny

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