Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 01-11-2015 at 04:18 AM.
I thought this group looked familiar. Here are two images of it in a previous collection. I know not where I acquired the photos. Thanks to Wim Saris and d'alquen for their usual compelling observations.
Thanks, colleague jHAM, for your fine picture research. You do as I do and save all the pictures. I have been doing so since the turn of the millenium.
When it comes to authentic black SS uniforms, there is hardly a very bountiful supply and the wise person keeps an eye on the to and fro in the firmament.
If so, couldn't its omission from SS listings simply be due to the fact that the badge was procured via NSKK channels or already in the possession of those entitled to wear it?
(Whereas the ex-SA members' sleeve diamond was a special badge specifically created for the SS.)
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
Thanks, Wim, for the additional material of great merit. This thread is a fine example of the subtleties of items which somehow diverge from collector group think.
Your aid to the collector community with your fine research is a source of great joy.
I would also note that the Allgemeine SS was also used to reinforce the SSTV with mobilization, a well known fact, examined today in far greater depth in all the
excellent new research on both the Allgemeine SS and the SSTV/Waffen SS.
I do not know if this is pertinent or not..but the photo below supported by Andreas post..also points to a steering wheel device on the lower cuff of the 2 SS men in post #22 of the link above the photo
Early wedding photo
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