Such a tag violated the rules, since the tags were supposed to be secured from the RZM, paid for, and conform to the pattern of the epoch.
Obviously, certain tailors conformed only partially via thus. The term "Massarbeit," for tailored textiles is visible here.
Many tailored uniforms have no tags whatsoever. Others have a normal tailors tag and an RZM tag, as in this case here from Karlsruhe in the year 1938. Photos courtesy of Shea, my source of high priced Dochbodenfunde, to include this item. It had an officer's cap, but he sold it off elsewhere, but I have several of the type he sold.
Ben has enabled me to understand all of this through his generous facilitation of the 1934 and 1935 RZM circulars, which are very revealing on how all of this worked, and our own Herr Rietzel has his wonderful website in Sachsen, which is also a real treasure for the four of us on the planet earth who care about this tiny and silly detail of the III. Reich.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-14-2013 at 05:50 PM.
There should be a statement of RZM where the manufacturer was entitled to (temporarily) take his admission stamp as a substitute for the label.
I lie about it unfortunately very little information prior to frontiers it a can.
We know how complex the Reichszeugmeisterei was and will unfortunately remain!
Bravo, Dr. CMH. Your collection is a source of pride to us all.
As ever, most interesting.
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