Thank you to FB for his explanation and to Ade and jHAM for posting the pages from Mollo. Although I'll never collect these things (SS), I'm intending to obtain the Mollo bible when I can.
I can easily imagine the RFSS planning to introduce these shoulder boards after the war; I've often been struck by how the Nazis continued to churn out new awards and insignia and uniform regulations even as the burning roof was falling in on them.
Thanks, colleagues, for all the fine aid.
In other areas, sample pieces were used !
Pattern epaulet to Oberwachtmeister.
As far as I know, new shoulder boards were introduced for the Oberwachtmeister in 1941.
Will someone place pin this one as a sticky, if it has not already been done so..., thanks....
Thank you for bringing this thread up again --- indeed, a marvelous collection of important items!