One other thought apropos of all of this and Kraftfahrzeuge and the SS.
I had not know until I read the excellent biography of Jochen Peiper the degree to which both Porsche in the FRG of the 1950s and 1960s as well as the magazine "Auto, Motor und Sport" were filled with ex SS men.
When I was but six years old, my father bought a Porsche 356A and in my youth, I read "Auto, Motor und Sport" with enthusiasm.
Such came as a great revelation to me, but no real surprise.
01-12-2015 09:34 PM
My NSKK sleeve diamond with silver piping
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
Bravo FB! A very nice accession.
Thirdly, it has an SSTV ex NSKK rhombus in the wrong place, but a badge I have never seen before in a right or wrong place.
Perhaps was added with an eye to a sence of symmerty
riddles in enigmas, to be sure.
This thread and its data shed some light on what is a wonderful uniform with a divergence from the collector "textbook."
A supremely rare tunic FB.
The mobilization of the Allgemeine SS for the SSTV began in 1938, and is well described in this work I have cited: