On the question of the authenticity of the notepaper/typewriter, I wonder if it would be possible to establish the origins of the two other letters in post no. 23 above? I was wondering if they are copies from the collection of SS records which I understand is in the Berlin archive centre and also available as microfilm copies in archives in the USA? (see Collection of Foreign Records Seized and http://downloads.sturmpanzer.com/gui...ficerindex.pdf).
I'm afraid I've no experience of using these particular records or archives, but it may be that an enquiry to the archive in question could establish whether these letters are included within the original record.
Just my 2 cents worth, but, personally, I cannot imagine his SS superiors condoning his having personalized stationary printed up-and using it for official communications. This would be an act of hubris on his part and a disrespect to his SS superiors who likely did not have personalized stationary. Whether he held the RK or not would be irrelevant.
As for the paper used, it looks oddly like an old forgers trick of tearing out a blank free end paper from a period book and trimming it down to use as a fake document with period paper.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Last edited by mailalan; 01-30-2014 at 11:48 PM.
Indeed i am looking forward to see how this turns out. Very interesting thread and in due time answers will be forthcoming.