Wow!! That´s the holy grail of TR collecting!! Thanks for sharing this super rare beauty
It is not SS, per se, but so what.
These D.E pieces are for me much more important than most SS militaria, this also because of the powerful images we all have seen in old documentaries. I cant even imagine how it must have felt when after losing ww1, humiliated and being on the brink of civilwar, money of zero value. Then these rescuing brown dressed angles comes around- show me who is the enemy. Show me the scapegoats. Comrades all in similar wear, including me into their beerparties singing songs together. Marching in the streets, feeling the extreme nationalism being awakened- seeing ww1 veterans with a tear in their eye.. No, i dont believe anyone alive today- born after 45 can fully understand the power of these trinkets.
I hope more will be uncovered, so more wealthy collectors can include them in their collections for the future children to see and learn of a weird and scary turning point in european history.
Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
Thanks, a view from the famous Wolfe collection.
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Southern Moravia in a nice place.
Each year the Standards were all brought together for the anniversary of the 9th November Putsch. They were stored in the Army Museum in Munich prior to the parades. Here is a view of some of them showing the stands that held them upright. Regulations forbade the cloth to touch the ground or the standard to be leaned up against a support. The exception to this was when standards held upright by other consecrated flags.
projects a very strong image.