Do compare the above to these, with thanks to Robert Hassler and to others in their number for these fine images. The fake is computer rendering or silk screen of what, in reality, is a woven tag of very distinct quality and appearance. These tags were used more or less in the years 1934 until 1938, which is really a very short time and it is a small wonder that so many real ones have endured to delight, flummox and intrigue persons like us with no better purpose for our time. The years 1934 until 1938 are significant in terms of the growth and institutional consolidation of the SS prior to wartime, and another period of growth and conquest.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-09-2012 at 08:23 PM.
St means Stickerei, as near as I can tell.
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RZM and 1933 are like water and oil...just can't be and a well documented fact.
A well spotted stinker.
The RZM came into existence in 1930, but the marking of SS regalia began more or less in 1934. The SA had a predecessor organization (Zeugmeister) in the year 1928. This entity was based on similar operations in the Reichswehr of the immediate post war epoch.
The league of stinkers is trying to conquer the earth like so many zombies.
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Thanks, very nice object minus its original location.