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  1. #31
    More updates on the early pattern HJ straps article, including first pattern Landjahr.

  2. #32
    New information on RFS straps on the post 1938 straps article.

  3. #33
    New updates to the Post 1938 straps article and the DJ article. More updates to come soon.

  4. #34
    Lots of updates and some new scarce straps posted this week! Some amazing straps have come out lately, looks like some old collections are being sold off.

  5. #35
    New updates on Marine HJ, Signals HJ, Bann Munchen, Akademie, RJF and Gebeitstab straps. Enjoy!

  6. #36
    A few new updates in the post 1938 straps article, including Landjahr and a nice photo showing the attachment method of slip on straps for the HJ Koperbluse.

  7. #37
    Had to reload a lot of the photos due to problems from the vbulletin switchover a while back. Also updated NPEA section.

  8. #38
    Some new updates including rare administrative official straps, thanks to Widukind for sharing photos of the rare set.

  9. #39

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    very nice grouping and interesting info to it too.

    love them and even more the direct info on each individual item in the list.

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gefolgschaft View Post
    Post 1938 Pattern late war General HJ 'sew in' pair. This pair was manufactured without Bann numbers, designed to have metal numbers affixed. The pips reflect the HJ rank of Scharführer. The manufacturing of these was allowed by the RZM from September 1944 to simplify matters by companies that were in fact RZM controlled. A manufacturer had to ensure the straps were well-made, then was allowed to sell them at wholesale. They had ensure proper embroidery. However, this is apparently something that did not happen all the time, and they can be found with somewhat crude looking stitching them. On occasion, late war straps with a rather poor embroidery are found, and they are assumed to be faked, when the regulations are not adhered to. This is also the time that metal letters and numbers came into use. Earlier this was strictly forbidden. Manufacturing of shoulder boards for leaders was continued and controlled by the RZM until the end of the war.
    was there a regulation on the metal pieces too? all made out of nickel or are there other possibilities? just wondering about that....

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