I picked this Up seems to be authentic- I don't know much about German buckles.
My concern is the back side of the buckle and how the hardware is attached not in a straight line
seems to have honest wear in my opinon
What do you guys think in advance
06-23-2016 03:55 AM
genuine buckle IMO
Nice original buckle. Not really for Luftschutz.
Very nice original SHD buckle by Richard Seiper & Sohne Ludernscheid, good pick up
What is the SHD Ben ?
by Ben Evans
The SHD = Sicherheits- und Hilfsdienst
Their uniform-regulation was for the SHD I. Ordnung, as well
as for the Luftschutz-Warndienst (LSD). They were created
at the outbreak of the war and served as an agency to assist
the population in self-protection (Selbstschutz as well as
the erweiterten Selbstschutz.
Their uniform-regulation (L.Dv 788) was published A ugust
1, 1941. The buckle was described at page 41. Their creation
started already at the end of 1939 on order of the Luftwaffe High-
Command. Things were arranged in correspondence (letters
ZL 1b. Nr. 5215/39 g III; ZL 1a. Nr. 5238/39 g and ZL/1a 5994/39 g).
With orders from March 31, 1942 the SHD I. Ordnung was to be
incorporated within the Polizei-Reserve ( Az a 10/Nr. 01536/42 g.
The Reichsluftschutzbund in fact were the authorities (management),
so to speak.
By the way: I did use the avatar years ago (2013) as one of my Christmas-cards.
A special for TR-collectors. I had seen this image in 2012.
"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
its a trick, I use the avatar to pull you guys into my rambling and ranting posts spinning tales of nothingess
very nice steel SHD buckle by Richard Sieper&Söhne and acceptable condition ......