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Article about: I've even heard of these as early SS - but these are strictly SA reserve armbands used by older man of the sturmabteilung. I'll attach a pic with some info on the group. I have two of these

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    I've even heard of these as early SS - but these are strictly SA reserve armbands used by older man of the sturmabteilung. I'll attach a pic with some info on the group.
    I have two of these armbands....both original - but with a different construction.
    Displays nicely with my dagger and other SA related items.
    Cheers!

    Rob
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    Here's my second example. Sorry if the pics aren't that great on some of the closeups (not natural light when I took them). This example has a much nicer quality construction.

    Cheers!

    Rob
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    Rob-
    Two nice examples of a seldom encountered armband. As the SA was drained of manpower by the demands of the war, many reserve units were changed to active units. Attached are pictures of a reserve bevo armband that a frugile SA man changed to eflect his active status.
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    BOB

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

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    That is really cool Bob! Great Bevo example that shows that people were pinching their pennies back then just as we do now! I have a similar type of situation with an SS armband - it was lengthened on the back in order to accomodate a coat instead of a shirt....or perhaps for some other reason.
    Here's a quick pic.....I can see the SS man's wife putting her foot down and saying "You don't need another armband - give me that one and I'll fix it up for you!" hahahahaha

    Glad you like the armbands buddy! Cheers!

    Rob
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    One has been offered to me in very nice condition but i am not sure what a reasonable price would be. He also had made the mistake as offering to me as an SS reserve Sound familiar Rob?

    Thanks for showing me all of yours.

    Ty

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    Hey TY! Yes, I've heard that these were used by SS but I don't buy into that. The black was much too predominant and important in their regalia to go with grey. I've not seen/read any reference out there that speaks of this armband as being SS.
    I think these go for about $200-$250 give or take nowadays.
    Cheers!

    Rob

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    Rob-
    I would bet that the armband who was an early member and wore this armband on his brownshirt. I think your thought with regards to wear on a mantel is a good one.
    BOB

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

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    Thanks Bob.....Cheers man!

    Rob

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    very nice bands as per rob mate

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