01-03-2015 05:11 PM
I agree about the embroidery on the SD bullion Raute not being up to standards .
The one shown from the Oakleaf Militaria set ( first one in post # 2 ) is just perfect , but this is reflected in the price .
I purchased one recently , because of the major impact the organisation had in occupied Holland I always wanted to have one - and have been comparing all examples I could find ..
Here it is , not the best picture , but a quick group snapshot of what came in last month Raute-wise .
Top 3 of these are bullion , and 2 of them were still wrapped for transport .
But the perfect straight line bullion embroidery should still be evident .
BTW , I think " Youth Collector " will maybe recognize the heavily worn " Verwaltungsführer " at the top of the group ?
I was a little too late to buy it from Mario at the time , years ago , never forgot , and now I caught it after all at Martin .
Thanks for taking good care of it , I still really like it - it may not be a hot & wanted combat item , but it's quite rare I think .
So it goes , suum cuique .
Best wishes for the New Year to all .. !
Last edited by youthcollector1; 01-04-2015 at 06:17 PM.
I forgot to mention the Verwaltungsführer raute was acquired from the SS veteran himself here in the States. If you contact Mario he may be able to provide you with additional information. Congratulations again on the pick up!