I do not see any red flags with this one, I assume the tape across the back is to keep the torn rzm tag from falling off, wait for other opinions but I would give it the green light.
The RZM tags material seems weird, especially the paper itself. It actually doesn't belong on this variant, but instead, the later examples. Undoubtably a original ss sports patch, but probably with an added paper rzm tag, in my opinion.
This variant should have the cloth rzm tag, I believe.
My example of your variant;
And my example of said variant which was produced at a later date;
This example is currently on Emedals if i remember, no question of its originality but as stated the tag is a miss matched edition.
all nice originals.Thanks youthcollector for posting yours with the cloth tag,thats the first i have ever seen with cloth tag.
Nice tagged examples indeed
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
I retract my prior statement the tag is added. It appears maker -427- did, indeed, use a paper rzm tag on this model; apologizes for my mistake. However, 350usd for this example with the tag being "loose" is over-priced. Here is an example from the same marker with the tag still attached for a hundred dollars less.
The dealer is asking 265usd.
I like this one, but not for this price($350). Especially with the tape on the tag. I suppose the tag was taped due to it having been torn in half. If you look close, you can see what I mean.
Cody, thanks for posting your examples . I've had these on my wish list for a while.