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    What do you think about this Ex-Double Decal Steelhelmet?

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    07-20-2019, 12:24 AM

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  • Designer of the SA symbol known

    This is what the "Uniformen-Markt" from May 1, 1936 says on page 86:
    (published also in the magazine "Der SA-Mann", number 15 from 1936):
    the SA symbol originated from a 1929-contest, which was lauched by the
    SA High-Command. The design was handed over by Hans Zöberlein (the
    well-known poet) and the leader from Sturmbann II from Standarte "List"
    from Munich, Obersturmbannführer Max Zankl.

    The symbol was the old Teutonic sign for lightning together with the so-called
    "Mannrune" (the symbol of a stern and unbending man with a flaming sword).
    Both symbols were combined with a ring. Later the hook to connect both was

    Attachment 597110

    Maybe it was Heck who added the hook, but this is not mentioned!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is the designer of the SA symbol known? started by 4thskorpion View original post
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