I would start with investing in some books, if you don't have the Mollo series you should invest in them. Uniforms of the SS,Collected Edition (6 Volumes): Andrew Mollo,Hugh Page Taylor: 9781859150481: Amazon.com: Books
An understanding of the History of the SS will aid in understanding the insignia. Charles Sydnor's "Soldiers of Destruction" is a fine starting point. It focuses on the SSTV and concentrates on the prewar years. The SS incredibly complex and often schizophrenic organization. Also read Heinz Höhne "The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS"
Be patient, read, ask questions and you find the answers will come. Happy hunting!
thanks tricot great book
Thanks Fb. It nice to know how helpful you all are here and believe me im very grateful of all of it. I will do my best to add any positive correct info. to this forum in the future. May even join now(if im still here in a week promise you I will). You all are a bunch of highly educated, generous people and it meens a lot.
It is a very fine kaboodle. And of course it begins with the 1934 law. Is the Hitler statement related to Arynation of the textile industry and party symbols, or it is more vanilla? Fascinating book, thank you.
It is so difficult not to project the modern concept of "branding" onto the RZM and control of items. I imagine such controls (both legal and less formal) were already in place for military uniforms?