There are mostly just Eastern European and Biker Rings posted by new collectors , some Canteen Rings of the Skull type and many Fake Honor Rings and a few Real SS Honor Rings . As for private purchase SS Rings I don't see the need to take such a chance on a small piece of silver with Runes on it . To easily faked using the same advertisements you mention , and not being an issue item why not collect TR Tie Pins , I guess it's just too much of a Bling Thing for me . Cheers and welcome to the Forum
I know G who is doing the book. He knows his stuff.
Nice items and thanks for sharing them.
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An excellent gathering of some Very fine rings-both private purchase and official! The tagged TK is especially nice to see-I like the fine detailing to it. These new old stock rings come along once in a great while and in a seemingly infinite number of varieties but to me, despite the value of the Honor Ring, the star of the lot is the massive swastika ring-definitely not a commonly seen piece and more than considerably rare. One wonders if it was, perhaps, once belonging to an SS of some rank in Holland.
I, too, like the enamel runes rings and you are certainly right-they are extremely difficult to come by even in Europe, much less the States. Unfortunately, the fakers have gotten into high gear making very good copies of them now and in huge quantities, so, for me, about the only ones to pick up now are the battlefield dug pieces. No doubt there are more than a few that have been passed over because of this, but it's about the safest way these days.
What is the name of the recipient of the HR? Have you tried researching it? Thanks for posting! Always refreshing to see genuine rings and in great conditions! I think, perhaps, 95% of the ones we see here anymore are the endless flood of modern made European fake trash, so when good ones come by, they're always a treat to see!
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I wish rings was more available here in the U.S. Seems like most guys have trays and trays of them. I'm lucky to have what I have. It was work getting those.
The TK has been researched. Attached is one copy from a researcher. Another is finishing up one. He dug a little deeper and found more info. Nobody special or big but still able to put a little history to the ring.
Where is a good place to find even ground dug examples of SS and skull rings in your opinion?