Usually in this ring pattern it is a kind of paint.
Both, paint and enamel, is very sensitive. But if enamel get a hard hit it breaks.
Your ring looks like from an old storage - this finnish one is a worn example.
Both are very nice!
02-02-2014 04:48 PM
The ring is sold for 300e to a buyer from Germany...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
This ring is from 1942. It was issued to Finnish Nazi volunteers who worked the security service for when Hitler visited on Mannerheim's 75th birthday. I have the same ring from my grandfather.
Last edited by Lee Rautiainen; 12-03-2014 at 01:50 AM.
Highly interesting information for me. Lot of thanks.
You still know more about?
Are there any award docs or similar...?
Would be nice to see some photos of your grandfather's ring, Lee.
My ring is in a safety deposit box in Finland, and I live in Toronto. So I can't provide any photos. I do know there are quite a few different Reich/Finland pieces, official & unofficial issue. Rings, badges, & awards for civilians, Nordland, Wiking, 5th SS, '36 olympics, & the Karelia campaign. I've been searching for years to acquire some, but it's hard enough to find Finnish ww2 stuff in Europe, let alone North America.
Because i am only collector of rings i can speak only for rings.
Yes, this ring pattern of the thread is rather rare and very hard to find.
Much more common is an other finnish period pattern, the Petsamo-Rovaniemi ring.
Last edited by odal; 12-04-2014 at 05:18 PM.