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Polish Shoulder Titles and Resistance Armband

Article about: Hey Everyone, I picked up these items the other day. Just thought you'd like to take a peek at them! A set of minty shoulder titles (Late War I Think) and a Resistance armband. Enjoy

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    Hey Everyone, I picked up these items the other day. Just thought you'd like to take a peek at them! A set of minty shoulder titles (Late War I Think) and a Resistance armband. Enjoy
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    Hello Nathan,

    I believe the "Bevo" style shoulder titles were made in Germany straight after wars end.

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Hey Nathan, Its really hard to vertify if your armband is original or not as It would be easy to sew a plain armband like this.

    One thing you could try doing is the ``thread burn`` test, It was very rare to have synthetic materials during ww2, so trying pulling out a thread and burning it, If it melts its synthetic and if it burns its cotton or another material.

    You could also try a UV light test.

    Nice finds even if the armband is fake, still a nice peice to talk about (Hopefully it was cheap)

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    Hey Nathan, Its really hard to vertify if your armband is original or not as It would be easy to sew a plain armband like this.

    One thing you could try doing is the ``thread burn`` test, It was very rare to have synthetic materials during ww2, so trying pulling out a thread and burning it, If it melts its synthetic and if it burns its cotton or another material.

    You could also try a UV light test.

    Nice finds even if the armband is fake, still a nice peice to talk about (Hopefully it was cheap)

    True cotton thread can be bought pretty much anywhere so I would not place too much faith in a thread burn test etc.,.

    I have attached a genuine AK armband which has a different stitching style (see arrow) than Nathan's armband and no stitched seams top and bottom. THis armband was kept folded up inside a folder hence the "pressed" creases But since these armbands were produced ad hoc basis by numerous units there will be equally numerous variations of stiching styles, material quality etc.
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    I am positive the armband was manufactured before 1945 but it may not be resistance... What i mean is my grandfather was the in 5th kresowa infantry division and in his photo album from the war there are many photo's of his friends wearing the Polish armband. I doubt these were regulation but mostly used by some soldiers as symbolic form of their patriotism. But all i know for certain is that the armband is from the war. If it was used with the resistance, a patriotic polish soldier on a different front or something sold to the public back then.

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    I paid about 25 dollars for the armband. I know that would be extremely cheap if it were a resistance armband from the Warsaw uprising but everything about the armband is correct to my knowledge. How much was your Original armband Skorpion?

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    How much was your Original armband Skorpion?
    With some other photos, ID card from the Rising, AK documents signed by "monter" just over USD $1000.
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