The Sturmbaender with the colored borders for the Sturmbann were phased out in a general reorganization of SS uniform, or Allgemeine SS uniform in the course of 1937.
What you enclose, at least, with the alu borders and alu arabic numerals are the new model of Sturmband, which was, more or less, identical to that for leaders of a Standarte on the Sta. staff or the commander.
This is actually a pretty complicated topic. My better informed colleagues will set us straight. Nice images.
08-10-2015 04:02 AM
Of even more interest is this earlier publication of 25th February 1938, as it offers more background information:
"Despite the regulatory statues of 6th Aug. 37 to the order of the Reichsführer-SS, file ref. B 23 d/18.6.37 of 18th June 37, duty stations keep refusing to accept deliveries from the still-exising stocks of old-model insignia. Because of this, I once again refer to the regulations of no. III, section e in the order of 18th June 37, in which it is expressly stipulated that it is up to the Verwaltungsamt-SS to announce on a strict case-by-case basis from which time the new-model insignia are to be available.
Following up on this regulation, it is herewith prohibited to put on new-model insignia before this announcement has been made. The Reichszeugmeisterei and the authorized retailers are ordered to supply old-model insignia only until such an announcement - which is exclusively published in the SS-Befehlsblatt - has been made.
I appeal to the officers' and men's insight and ask them to consider the fact that these days it would a crime to throw the existing stocks on the salvage pile, not to mention the financial damage this would cause to the SS.
The Verwaltungsamt-SS will inform the individual SS units about which stocks of their relevant insignia are still available. I hope that this will put an end to orders from active officers in which their men are directed to put on the new-model insignia.
Of the following insignia, the old-model versions are no more in stock and the new-model ones shall be supplied:
Based on period documents posted by several members, I had assembled a timeline on the development of the cuff titles worn by the SS-Standarten here:
(post # 62 on page 7)
(The period documents above had been previously posted by other members.)
Last edited by HPL2008; 08-11-2015 at 06:47 AM.
Bravo, Andreas, bravo!
You are a champ!
And thanks to Mr. d'Alquen. These orders and documents show the past as it actually was, versus the foreshortened and skewed version that exists in the collector biotope with its check lists and textbooks.
Thank you for all your efforts in collating this material, not to mention your sterling work in translating the German language documents that are posted. It is not easy to bring order to this online environment where threads relating to a specific issue or subject inevitably seem to become a dumping ground for random commentary and unrelated imagery.
Your discipline and attention to detail are to be commended.
Thank you very much for this additionnal inputs