These two caps came from Brian Maederer, who often had early SS caps of subtle quality.
Does some else have something similar for show and tell?
All speculation about stamps notwithstanding, my goal here is to arrange more SS caps for the learning of the beginner more or less until about the year 1936 or so....
In dem Sinne, frohes Fest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!
I bought these all in the decade past in a kind of flurry of madness, the results I share with you here. Dr. CMH and or others are free to have all of it, but I am not going to sell them piece meal, but in bulk.
I will say that there is also some merit in engaging established collectors and old collections, for the old collections are the pay dirt, all balderdash about mouldering foot lockers and "out of the wood work" notwithstanding.
The nice Clemens Wagner cap came from outside of CONUS after it was seriously poo poo ed by the ding bat web site geniuses and or savants. CONUS=army talk for the 48 contiguous states of the USA.
Why was it poo poo ed, you ask? The answer is because it was not 'textbook," i.e. the badges did not seem to fit the cap, which did not fit the pattern in the picture book.
There is a species of young, inexperienced collector whose sense of inferiority means that they must belittle and otherwise deride anyone or anything not theirs and or older than them, since age is a sign of weakness and object of disgust.
This habit does nothing to facilitate collecting other than to foment chaos, for which the new broom does not get much in the end, anyway.
Such persons do not last long here, but they can have a very nice time with their fellows on the other site where bad manners and stupidity are stylized times five.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-23-2013 at 11:59 PM.
Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie die Juden holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Jude.
Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.
You can trust the savants and geniuses of the digital age not to know a piece of SS regalia when it falls out of the sky on them.
Hence, we here strive to build the capacity of others with the least wear and tear to the psyche and to engage the world's best minds and noble souls in the project.
and, despite my thirteen thousand one one hundred and fifty eight posts, I have only 213 credits...
Thank you for the further information on the origins of your nice cap. It resides in a first-class collection and with a gentleman collector.