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Dirlewanger collar tab question

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    For such a small and notorious unit the DW tabs seem to be plentiful and very reasonably priced.

    I would have thought they would be a high end item.

    Any reason they were made in such quantities?

    Also I have seen this one for sale does it look ok please?

    Many thanks

    Nick
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    Except for the vast quantities found at Dachau, this would be a very rare item indeed. Over the years, I believe every Dachau insignia lot I purchased had at least one of these in the group. They were likely popular due to their design as were the Handschar tab. I doubt that any of the soldiers seeking souvenirs would have even known what the Dirlewinger unit was
    BOB

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    Except for the vast quantities found at Dachau, this would be a very rare item indeed. Over the years, I believe every Dachau insignia lot I purchased had at least one of these in the group. They were likely popular due to their design as were the Handschar tab. I doubt that any of the soldiers seeking souvenirs would have even known what the Dirlewinger unit was
    Thanks Bob, makes sense.

    Cant say I have ever seen an original

    Nick
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    I kind of figured they were a common Dachau made tab. I don't see them as often as others but I don't think they are particularly rare. I've never seen a worn/removed Dirlwanger tab however. And that might just creep me out.

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    Nick,
    I believe the one you are viewing is an original example. I have been looking to add one of these as well at the right price.
    Best,
    Anzel

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    Nice original example Nick , i have notice how these seem to have come down in price in recent times

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    Nick,
    Did you pick it up?

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    Quote by Anzel View Post
    Nick,
    Did you pick it up?
    Hi Anzel

    No I didn't I'm afraid

    Nick
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