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"Gold" RAD ???

Article about: Have I shown this buckle before ??? Reoccurring "Senior Moments" I am afraid. I have absolutely no idea as to whether this buckle is genuinely period or a post 1945 horror. Regards

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    A difference in color as for Werkschar was within the RAD not ever a plan,
    as far as structures for this organization were planned and re-organized.
    It may have been as: an RAD buckle landed in between a bunch of others
    that needed to be anodized. Normally such buckle would have been picked
    out and was scrapped!

    The shown golden RAD might have been one of the many that was gilded
    after the war to see if there was a difference in golden anodizing before the
    end of the war and after. I was there when during a meeting three concerns
    were discussing this fact when I had asked for that. They did not have an
    answer and so they asked a friended company to do the golden anodizing.
    I cannot remember which aluminum or light-weight buckles were handed
    over or from what companies, but it were about 25-30 in random choice.
    I had given them also some of my duplicates.

    When the buckles from my collection were returned, I was shocked and
    practically immediately decided to stop buckle collecting as there was no
    or hardly any difference when the material was right and correct (Aluminium
    or Leichtmetall). It did not cost much to have an excellent RAD, police or
    army officers to give a golden anodized coating. I did not want to pay for
    such type of buckles. End of my period of buckle-collecting. Would you like
    to pay for a deliberately golden anodized HJ leaders buckle, as there is
    quite a difference in price! Its is quite easy and simple to give a buckle a
    used appearance. Wearing it one week is sufficient!

    As mentioned if the shown RAD was one of them I can't remember. It is possible!
    "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

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