Thanks, FB! I see the "VA 1938" stamps on the uniform pieces, but those stamps sure look a lot different than the ones on this armband. I wish knew what the stamp said before it was cut off so that I could find some more information about it. Does anyone know what the circular stamp signified?
The RZM required that official textiles be marked in a manner dictated by this Nazi agency. Textiles in the raw form were marked in a specific manner. Firms also used their own logo, too, although this practice was forbidden in early 1935. All textiles were to have an RZM stamp every couple of meters. The finished item then had to have a tag with the serial number and the license number of the firm. The system as it existed in 1936 is contained in the manufacture specification book I included. It is, however, in German.
Alright, I found a party armband with the same circular stamp on it. This pictures shows it in much better detail:
I'm wondering if this is a stylized acronym logo of some kind. There are those small notches on the side of one of the lines, so it could be "CFD" or "CED." Has anyone seen this one before? I'd love to find out the name of the manufacturer (I know, I know -- I need to get some books!).