04-21-2014 06:28 PM
Looks alright to me, friend...I speculate that the owner was a member of the SA in Kolmar as evidenced by the duty-stamp...
Thanks for the reply, I think it's good as well. I'm just comparing close up pictures of the fabric weave and stitching with other known genuine pieces. Looks original to me.
Although I'm wondering why it would be stamped with an SA stamp. Didn't the SA have their own armbands?
Just placed the order! Very happy to have been able to get this piece for my collection, paid $60 for it. Thanks for the replies friends.
i have always liked political armbands with correct eigentum stamps. This is a nice add to your collection.
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Nice item , i've learned that when an armband is stamped on the inside that's when you have to worry. Yours looks great , great price too. Wish i would be lucky enough to find such a bargain. Great score.
Thanks for the reply Bob.
by BOB COLEMAN
I've been doing some research on the stamp, more accurately what the stamp says. As far as I can tell it reads :
SA DER NSDAP
I could very much be wrong about "Dienstsitze" as part of the word is cut off, but as it translates to English as "official residence" and "Kolmar" being below that makes sense in my head. Kolmar being translated from the French "Colmar" during the time of its annexation by Nazi Germany, but that wasn't until 1940. I can't find much information on what the SA did whilst in Kolmar.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find this particular ink stamp used elsewhere, but I'm still searching.
The stamp reads SA der NSDAP Dienststelle (Duty Office) Kolmar...
Very nice armband at a very very good price