I would be curious to see if Friedrich may inquire Mr Delichs collection..and possibly to see some of these early rarities.
This is a first time encounter seeing these upper arm diamonds..thankyou Andreas for your knowledge and insight. Regards Larry
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02-03-2015 09:21 PM
The sleeve diamonds were introduced according to the "Dienst-Vorschrift der Politische Organisation"
from July 1932. They were only worn for a short period of time. The system was largely explained in
the 1932-regulation (the wearin g of two diamonds was possible).
With the new ranking system from September 1933 they were in fact no longer included, but worn for
the time being. When in early January 1934 the PO uniform was actually introduced, they were gone!
From "Die Uniformen der Braunhemden" by Freiherr von Eelking from 1934.
From volume 3 of "Headgear of Hitler's Germany" from 1998.
Some photos were also to be found in "The Military Advisor" from spring 1999 in the article about
"Political Leader's Belts and Brocades", Part I: 1926-1939.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916