looks ok to me.
Thanks for your opinion. Are the letters completely correct?
from my files. This uniform is of a SD Untersturmfuehrer who was also a Gestapo officer.
Copies of these badges existed in the UK of the late 1960s.
There are variations among the originals, as in any piece of hand embroidery of the epoch. This statement especially applies to the "D" is SD
The fakes tended have a poorly formed "S."
I do not have images of these fakes, but they were described in one of the first illustrated works on fake SS insignia from the early 1970s.
As such, these old fake badges now have patina, as well.
The only way to ascertain real embroidery is to look at it and compare it with originals in adequate set of data. That's how I do it.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 02-08-2015 at 04:06 PM.
Great example on an officer tunic, thanks for share it Friedrich. Then the example I show is pre-45?