12-22-2013, 08:05 PM
In some cases, the tag had the number of the cap maker, the retail outlet, the party and or SS number of the owner as well as the serial number of the tag itself.
This subtle fact is poorly grasped by many fakers and many collectors, which shows the urgent need for acute knowledge with this complicated material.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-23-2013 at 01:55 AM.
12-22-2013 08:05 PM
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12-22-2013, 08:14 PM
12-22-2013, 08:35 PM
Your brown tag bears no mention of "SS" per se....? Subsequent tags I think said SS and what type of cap ie: Dienstmutze, Tuchmutze, Feldmutze........
12-22-2013, 08:38 PM
12-22-2013, 08:47 PM
One of the other hobby horses of mine is the idea of a "pre RZM" cap, which obtains only in the cases of items made before 1928. The RZM existed either in its pre form in the SA but then in the NSDAP itself at a very early date. What eventuated over time was the generalized attempt to standardize items of uniform, to combat the lack of uniformity, cut the expense, and to increase the quality and such had long been an issue with the leadership. Here is Eberhard Assmann of the family from Luedenscheid, whom Goebbels entrusted, in the latter's role as the new Gauleiter of Berlin in the middle 1920s, to construct a retail and quartermaster system in Berlin and then in the region. He was a major profiteer of the Nazi conquest of the Berlin textile trade, with its anti Jewish campaign. But such was of a very early date. At what date, but by the end of 1934 unfolded the requirement to mark items of NSDAP regalia.
12-22-2013, 08:51 PM
12-22-2013, 09:12 PM
Here is a 1933 ad from Peek and Cloppenburg for SA and SS and Stahlhelm uniforms. But did these things have tags in them at said date? Did Peek Cloppenburg make these all themselves, or did they carry the wares of others licensed by the RZM?
This firm is still in business, and I buy a lot of clothes from them, but with out RZM license tags and surely without any swastika.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-23-2013 at 01:52 AM.
12-22-2013, 11:27 PM
Kinda like Brooks Brothers Friedrich....they even have a version of their fleece logo that looks Skull & Bones!
12-23-2013, 01:57 AM
I had not made that association, truth be told.
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