Thank you, Andreas, as ever, for your exemplary citizenship from which others can learn so much.
Also thank you for the hint about the Sueddeutscher Verlag picture Fundus.
I guess there is a link with Scherl Verlag and these people somehow.
01-12-2016 03:40 PM
Let it go. A response was not necessary.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
wow stunning pieces!! most of it i have never seen.
Great thanks to FB and Mr. Delich for allowing us to take a look at these great pieces of history!
it`s nice to see all those rare pieces of history together. We can all collect one or two pieces but to get so much in one place is something totally different.
Now that some of you are here, do you please have the relevant document and or documents as regards who wore the SD badge? I know what is in Mollo, vol. V,, pp 42-3 of course,
but some of you have done all the relevant research in the original sources. Thanks for your kind attention.
Mr. Delich and Mr. d'Alquen say:
"...The badge was designed by Diebitsch for the racing and competition community of the SS and was to replace the wearing of the Hauptreitschule Muenchen title by qualified equestrians.....It made it all the way to being prepared for an announcement in the SS-Befehlsblatt and then promptly disappeared.
The sources are:
Letter from Heissmeyer to Himmler I/A Az. 23 b /14.10.37
Letter from Staff Fuehrer RFSS Personal Staff to Diebitsch Tgb. Nr.A/23/137 23.10.37
Order from Himmler I/R Az. 23 d/ undated
Letter from Diebitsch to RFSS 23.1.38"
Mr. Delich made a xerox of this badge under these conditions, typical of how the life of a collector is troubled by the greed of the ignorant.
"....Unfortunately, this particular raute is one I only have a
photocopy of, and inserted a life-size example of it in
among my other original pieces for the picture. Therefore,
the example shown is the best I could provide utilizing a
photocopy, and, therefore, I have no reverse image to
I could have possessed an actual example, but could
only obtain it if I purchased a grouping of other misc
common SS cloth pieces that were tremendously overpriced.
I recall that there were about a dozen common tabs and
raute, but the fellow thought he had the crown jewels and
wanted $10k for the batch..."
FB says: We have all been through such experiences.
Warm thanks to Mr. Delich and Mr. d'Alquen for their signal collaboration and insight into the most refined and arcane SS regalia.
We have such treasures here, and not on the lords of the flies pile.
I have a question regarding the NSKK SS-Rauten shown in Mr. Delich collection , it appears to be metallic tread . Were these the same as the NSKK issue badges ? Or was there an SS issue version , I've seen NSKK badges being sold on the ribbon , while my NSKK rauten has the sides folded under , is this just different makers or is it different badges all together ? I'd post a photo but I'm having computer problems .
Here is a nice image from bpk.