12-23-2013, 02:04 AM
it would be interesting to see beneath the asterisk if it may be "debossed" as some of these numerical devices used plunging mechanisms to advance the number during the letter press printing. I have used such devices and some from the 1940s left over from Small printshops. I have never come across the asterisk type plunging mechanism if thats what it is..but a peak beneath the tag will prove it to be a numerical plunging mechanism.
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12-23-2013 02:04 AM
12-23-2013, 09:30 AM
Example of RZM tag with the "*" symbol as a prefix to the inked numbers.
12-23-2013, 12:33 PM
A hat that I just bought from Germany arrived in this bag.
12-23-2013, 02:49 PM
In Germany I'm sure retailers and clothiers converted over to the sale of military items for their soldiers. This happened in every major city in the U.S. during WWII. I went to a house sale in the 1970's...this vet brought out a box of stuff he picked up in a bombed German town, very nicely bundled, right out of a Dept. store window...stacks of armbands, collar tabs, a few daggers-- just like a time warp.
12-23-2013, 05:11 PM
This tag may not be genuine, actually. The font used in the serial numbers is fairly uniform. The theme is correct, but, the details are off, at least in my opinion.
Thank you for your post, it is always good to have contributions from you.
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12-23-2013, 05:48 PM
Dr. CMH is right. This is a fake tag, I am sorry to say. It must be more recent, because it is more clever than some older fakes.
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12-23-2013, 05:49 PM
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I have lots of bags from them, and they give out very nice bags.
12-23-2013, 05:59 PM
12-23-2013, 06:02 PM
I think the badges were added later from the earlier Danziger and the 1927/29 Hoheitszeichen. This is an extraordinary, high quality cap.
12-23-2013, 06:06 PM