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SS Patch -Turkistan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

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    Default SS Patch -Turkistan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    Hi, I have had this patch in part of my collection for a few years and don't really know much about it. I didn't know RZM would be on anything with SS or if the numbers mean it can be researched. Is it from an SS officer deployed to the middle east somewhere?

    Would love to find more information or trade!
    Thanks All,
    Anthony

    Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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    Default re: SS Patch -Turkestan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    Anthony

    Not Turkey but Turkestan. A region of the Soviet Union in Central Asia with predominantly Moslem inhabitants.

    The Germans recruited soldiers from the region into units such as the Osttürkischen Waffen-Verbände der SS.

    This is I think meant to be an arm badge for this unit. I have no idea as to authenticity or otherwise - I do know these things are widely faked.

    I'm sure someone will be along soon but you might be able to start to internet research on the unit.

    Regards

    Richie

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    Default re: SS Patch -Turkestan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    Much Appreciated, I am not familiar with that particular region during ww2 so it will be a good history lesson for myself. Patch "feels" very original...If I may compare a repro medal ribbon or patch to an original cloth eagle or original medal ribbon...in that sense I have a good feeling about this being original. Tag looks good too but paper is the easiest to fake. It just seems like such a Fringe item to make a reproduction of!

    Thanks again for the info looking forward to more. and of course getting ready to accept possible dissapointment!

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    Default re: SS Patch -Turkestan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    I think the paper tag looks to new and the figures are of the wrong type.

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    Default re: SS Patch -Turkestan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    The patches that I have seen, you could all see the design from the reverse side. Most all that I've come across have been printed on thin white cloth squares, the edges of which are either folded onto the back or else trimmed. I have'nt seen one in this configuration before and not with an RZM tag either. I don't particularly feel good about the middle roof's ornament being crooked, either. It may possibly Be good, but I am not liking this one and would pass on it, if offered to myself. There were several different versions of the Turkistan sleeve patches and most all of them have been widely faked.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Default re: SS Patch -Turkestan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    Turkistan, today Turkmenistan.
    Re patch: fake paper tag, seems fake patch too
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    SS RZM tags will have 6 digits not 4 or 5. Also the letter on the left side have meaning. The higher the letter the more complicated an item is A B C are basic cloth items . A bullion officers eagle might be an H. A brocade belt should have a M tag.

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    Default Re: SS Patch -Turkistan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    That looks like one of the fakes that Delta International used to sell back in the 70's. I used to have one just like it back then.

    Mike

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    Default Re: SS Patch -Turkistan? RZM Tag with Number and SS, Never seen this before what do I have here?

    Fake looks like it was printed yesterday.

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