Yes, the Obersturmführer-and any other rank tab-will be found with and without the RZM tag. I also see nothing wrong with the set....it's quite lovely in fact.
Last edited by youthcollector1; 03-03-2015 at 07:42 PM.
I wasn't so much referring to the fact that it has an RZM tag attached to it, but rather that the RZM tag has the letter "A" on it. I was wondering if, given the complexity of the tab, it should have a "B" or "C" tag on it instead.
There is little complexity in the Kragenspiegel denoting rank...just add pips and/or a strip of Litzen. The "C" is for the skill involved in the Stickerei.
Good point, CMH. I wasn't quite sure, so I figured I'd ask!
Thanks for the advice, FB! I am always grateful for the information that I receive from the learned individuals who congregate on this site, such as yourself and Dr. CMH. This will be my first set of tabs, and I have been waiting for just the right pair to cross my path. In the meantime, I've been studying up on the various construction methods in an attempt to broaden my knowledge of these pieces. I think these might be "the ones," so I wanted to get some expert opinions before I pulled the trigger. They certainly seem like beautiful authentic examples to me!
The A, B, C, and so forth on said tag represented the respective Betriebskosten due to the RZM for the sale of the item.
Elsewhere this fee is called a "tax," but this is a misnomer. I cannot find any mention of the word tax in the original documents.
They mention Betriebskosten, which is a user's fee.
What you show here, as far as it goes, looks fine.
The Abzeichentuch is correct.
The Litze is correct.
The Leimleinen is correct.
The piping is correct,
The alu Sternchen have patina.
OF course, the embroidery of the runics is in the league.
You need a close up of it.
The Abzeichentuch in the earlier epoch was 100% woolen of a fine grade, and this is a very distinctive textile.