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NM SS-Totenkopf Standarte "Oberbayern"
Officer's Cufftitle in Flatwire

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SS1173
M 33.SS-Panzer Division "Totenkopf"
Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1149
E SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 "Deutschland" Officer's Cufftitle in Hand Embroidered Bullion with Gothic Text & Cloth RZM Tag.
Tunic Removed.

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SS1183 $2000.00
M- SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 "Deutschland" Officer's Cufftitle in Flatwire With Gothic Text & Cloth RZM Tag

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SS1181
NM- SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 "Deutschland" Officer's Cufftitle In Flatwire With Gothic Text & Paper RZM Tag

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SS1146 $1900.00
NM+ SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 "Deutschland" Officer's Cufftitle in Flatwire With Latin Text

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SS1182
E+ SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 "Deutschland" EM/NCO's Cufftitle, RZM Pattern With Latin Text. Tunic Removed.

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SS1184
M- 2.SS-Panzer Division "Das Reich"
Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1154
F Partial 2.SS-Panzer Division "Das Reich" Officer's Cufftitle in Flatwire With Silk Borders

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SS1180
NM+ SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 4
"Der Führer" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1160
NM+ SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 4
"Der Führer" Cufftitle, RZM Pattern

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SS1177
NM+ SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 10 "Westland" Officer's Cuff Title in Hand Embroidered Bullion with Paper RZM Tag

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SS1174 $2500.00
M- SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 10
"Westland" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1162 $2000.00
M- 5.SS-Panzer Division "Wiking" Cufftitle
"BeVo-Like" with Rayon Text & Silk Borders

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SS1170 $2000.00
M- 5.SS-Panzer Division "Wiking" Cufftitle
RZM Pattern With Paper RZM Tag

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SS1169 $2000.00
M- 11.SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier
Division "Nordland" Cufftitle in BeVo
with Paper RZM Tag

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SS1163 $2000.00
M 34.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division "Landstorm Nederland" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1165
M- 23.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Division "Nederland" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1164
NM Nordland Cufftitle, RZM Pattern
With 2 RZM Tags

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SS1168 $2500.00
E Nordland Cufftitle, RZM Pattern
With Silk Borders. Tunic Removed

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SS1167 $2500.00
M 21.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Skanderbeg" Cufftitle, "BeVo Like"
With Rayon Text & Silk Borders

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SS1171 $1800.00
E SS-Vlaanderen (Germaansche SS Belgium) Cufftitle RZM Pattern with Paper RZM Tag

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SS1176 $2000.00
NM 10.SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg"
Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1151
F+ 9.SS-Panzer-Division "Hohenstaufen"
Cufftitle in BeVo. Tunic Removed

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SS1152
M SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment
48 "General Seyffardt" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1159
M- SS-Gebirgsjäger Regiment 12
"Michael Gaißmair" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1161
M- SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 6
"Theodor Eicke" Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1158 $2500.00
NM "Obersalzberg" Honor Cufftitle
Machine Embroidered with No Borders

I was unable to find any information on this veteran acquired cufftitle, so I would appreciate a little help if any of you can offer some insight.
SS1186 $1600.00
M- 32.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division
"30 Januar" Honor Cufftitle
Machine Embroidered with No Borders

A cufftitle was authorized for this Division, but supposedly "never issued". This particular title was veteran acquired along with SS1186 listed above, so I have to assume some were produced, but it's doubtful if they were ever issued.

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SS1187 $1600.00
M- "Grenz-Polizei" (Border-Police) Cufftitle
RZM Pattern with Flatwire Text

Issued to SS Personnel designated "Hilfsgrenzangestellte" (Auxiliary Border Personnel) who assisted the Customs Service with national border defense and security.

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SS1175 $2000.00
M- 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier Division
Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1147
NM 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier Division
Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1166 $1750.00
NM 4.SS-Polizei Panzergrenadier Division
Cufftitle, RZM Pattern.
SS1178
M- 8.SS-Kavallerie-Division "Florian Geyer" Cufftitle in BeVo SS1155 $1500.00
E- 17.SS-Panzergrenadier Division
"Götz von Berlichingen"
SS1157 $1500.00
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NM+ 1.SS-Panzer Division
"Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"
Cufftitle in BeVo
SS1148
M- SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 11
"Reinhard Heydrich" Cufftitle in BeVo
SS1156
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M- 16.SS-Panzergrenadier Division
"Reichsführer-SS" Cufftitle in BeVo
SS1150
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NM+ 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division
"Prinz Eugen" Cufftitle, RZM Pattern
with Paper RZM Tag

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SS1179 $1500.00
F SS-Kriegsberichter
(War Correspondents)
Cufftitle in BeVo

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SS1153 $1200.00
M- SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 3 "Thüringen" Flatwire "All Ranks" Cufftitle.

Commanded by Theodor Eicke, the SS-TV (SS-Totenkpfverbande) was created in 1936 to staff the concentration camps, which at this stage were used to hold political prisoners and similar undesirables. This branch was originally comprised of 5 battalions that were re-organized in 1937 into these 3 regiments: 1 Oberbayern at Dachau, 2 Brandendurg at Buchenwald, and 3 Thuringen at Sachsenhausen which by December 1937 had grown to 7 battalions.

Introduced in 1939, this absolutely beautiful flatwire title features 6 strand flat wire borders, sewn over ends, and machine embroidered aluminum flatwire text. The back of the text is protected with a black cotton material, hand sewn with a single strand of aluminum wire.
SS1019 $2300.00
NM SS-Feldgendarmerie (SS-Field Police) "Bevo Like" Cuff Title.

Although the SS-Feldgendarmerie units were much smaller than their Wehrmacht counterparts, their responsibilities were much the same. Each field division of the Waffen-SS had it's own field police unit who were used to maintain order, discipline, and security within their own lines. SS field police units were well known for "taking care of their own" while leaving most rear-line issues to the Heer Feldgendarmes or "Kettenhunde."Heer field police units were nick named Kettenhundes or "chain dogs" by the soldiers who feared them...and because of the distinctive Gorgets they wore around their necks. The SS-Feldgendarmerie had a nick name too, but their's was a bit more sinister. SS units were known as the "Kopfjäger" or "Head Hunters" which obviously referred to the Totenkopf (deaths head) skull emblem on their caps, but a deeper meaning was probably routed in their severe reputation for being efficient and often brutal enforcers of military law.

Introduced in August of 1942 the SS-Felgendarmerie cuff title was produced in one version only...the "BeVo-Like-1" as it's referred to in the collecting community. More like a flat wire cuff title in my opinion, these rare titles were machine embroidered on the same band that was used for flat wire officer's cufftitles, but the borders and font were done in a silk or "cellion" thread rather than aluminum flat wire. It's assumed an officer's flatwire version was never introduced, but silk was utilized for other officer's insignia as well so this title was probably bestowed on NCOs and Officers alike. This particular title was abolished in November of 1944 and was issued to a very small group so they are considered extremely rare, especially in near mint and unissued condition as we see here. I searched the internet for another example so I could see what the current market value is, but I was unable to find another one being offered any where. If you're able to find another authentic example in the same condition for a lesser price I'll match it, or I'm always willing to consider a trade for ?
SS915 $2000.00
NM- 18.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Horst Wessel BeVo Cufftitle.

Established in January of 1944, the Horst Wessel Panzer Division was formed around a cadre from 1.SS-Infanterie-Brigade and included mainly Hungarian volksdeutsche. (Ethnic Germans). This Panzer Division was primarily used for anti-partisan duties until it was sent to the Eastern front, with the exception of one regiment that fought the Slovak uprising in August of 1944. They later fought as a single unit in Hungary and again in Czechoslovakia where they were completely destroyed and forced to surrender to the Russians in May of 1945. Ironically, this division was named after the SA "hero" Horst Wessel. I strongly suggest you search his name on the internet for more information on this controversial soldier who was better known not as "heroic" German figure, but instead a as a "drug-addicted pimp." While living in an apartment with his "prostitute" girlfriend, Wessel refused to pay his rent and reportedly threatened to beat his landlady who feared she would lose the rights to the apartment she subletted to Wessel because a prostitute was living there. Rather than contacting the police for help, she went to a local tavern frequented by Communists. The Communists saw this as an ideal opportunity to avenge themselves on Wessel for an earlier attack. Two men, Ali Höhler, a ruthless man with underworld connections, and Erwin Rückert, an active party member, went to Wessel's apartment. When he opened the door, Höhler shot him in the head. Wessel died several weeks later from his injuries.

Measuring 17.5 inches long, this BeVo Wuppertal cufftitle was machine woven in black and mouse gray rayon thread. The reverse features the correct salt and pepper pattern, a consistently sized thin dotted line at the border, and loose threads between the letters. There are a couple small "nips" near the ends which are unsewn with minimal fraying...typical of this and other models like the Reichsführer-SS listed above.
SS839 $1000.00
M 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division
"Prinz Eugen" RZM Pattern NCO Cufftitle.

Formed in April of 1942, the 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division (7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division.) "Prinz Eugen" was composed of ethnic Germans from the Balkans. Formed as an Anti-partisan unit, they spent most of the war in Yugoslavia. They were awarded the title in honor of Prince Eugene of Savoy who was a military hero in the Turkish Wars in the early 1700's.

Measuring 19.5 inches long, the band is machine woven from black rayon with machine embroidered silver/gray Latin script. Bordered with seven aluminum strands with folded over machine sewn ends, one of which shows minor remnants of glue from the paper RZM tag. A near perfect example with no damage other than a very small snag to the "P".
SS837 $1500.00
E+ Osttürkischer Waffen-Verband der SS BeVo Cufftitle.

During the German invasion, thousands of Soviet soldiers were taken prisoner. By August 1941, there were closed to half a million Soviet prisoners of war so the Germans had to place them in temporary internment camps. Due to the sheer number of inmates, conditions in these camps were terrible and so hundreds of thousands of Soviets prisoners were dying from starvation and decease. Rather than suffer a slow and horrifying death, many of the Russian prisoners volunteered for German military service. The Germans needed the manpower since casualties were amounting on the Eastern Front. They formed "Ost" (Eastern) Battalions from recruited prisoners of war and deserters. These Battalions were fitted among the German Regiments and Divisions. Some of the volunteers from the Ost Battalions performed police duties, but most of these Legions were used to fight anti-partisan operations in Russia and later in Yugoslavia. One of the most distinguishing combat formations was the Turkistan Legion. This Legion was formed in the spring of 1942 as part of the German 162nd Infantry Division, referred as the "Turkoman Division." It saw extensive action in Yugoslavia and Italy. In November 1943, the "Ostmanische SS-Division" was formed comprising of three separate eastern groups: Turkistan, Idel-ural and Crimea. Reichsführer Himmler was very interested in this Eastern SS formation because his intent was to utilize some of the cadre personal for a training unit with the hope of raising further Eastern volunteer units. Because of volunteer shortages the unit was later designated as "1.Ostmusselmanisches SS-Regiment" in July 1944, and in October 1944, with more volunteers and conscriptions it was re-named as the "Osttürkischer Waffen-Verband der SS.

Measuring 14 inches long, this BeVo Wuppertal cufftitle was machine woven with green, black, and white rayon thread. The reverse features the correct salt and pepper pattern, a consistently sized thin dotted line at the border, and loose threads between the letters. There's what appears to be a spot of glue and a small nip on the lower edge at the "fen" in Waffen. The ends are unsewn with minimal fraying...typical of this model. Incidentally, although most definitely produced, it would appear (based on photographic evidence) that the cuff band was never issued.
SS842 $425.00
SS SS SS DAGGERS, SWORDS, AND TABLEWEAR SS SS
E++ Early SS Silver Pantherhead Sword with Red Eyes By Alex Coppel & Sohn or "ALCOSO" of Solingen.

This rare beauty was taken from the Brant Murphy collection and is pictured on page 314 of "Exploring the Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS" by Thomas Wittmann. This sword would have been carried by an Allgemeine SS officer or NCO before the official SS officer's degen was introduced in 1936. If you have a copy of Wittmann's reference guide you'll see this sword pictured (before Brant purchased it) with a loosely and incorrectly tied early SS sword knot with a black leather strap, but now it has an NCO portapee tied correctly. I'm not sure why Wittmann pictured the sword with an officer's knot then sold it to Brant with an NCO's...perhaps the NCO portepee was on the sword when Wittmann purchased it, but he decided to changed it to an officer's for his book as that knot would be more appropriate for his photo. Regardless, it has the same portapee it came with when Brant purchased it, but I happen to have an early SS knot with a black leather strap as well as a mid period SS officer's knot with a brocade strap and runes on the stem. If you prefer an officer's knot I'll be more than happy to swap it out for an additional fee....my price will depend on which type you choose.

According to Wittmann, this is Alcoso's "Pattern Nr. 119 equipped with red glass eyes and blued version scabbard finish"...90% of which is still intact with age spidering from top to bottom and very mild surface rust on, and around the drag. The steel shell is still straight with no major damage, but there are 2 shallow (1cm in diameter) dimples approximately 4" and 5.5" inches above the drag on the obverse, the worst of which is visible in my bottom photo on the left. The cast nickel fittings are exquisite with a mild gold colored patina, typical of nickel alloys with a small percentage of copper. The hilt features a well defined lion's head with rarely seen red eyes and a spread winged eagle clutching a swastika for the cross guard. The quillion is fairly simple with a plain langet on the reverse where the owner could have engraved his initials. The "P" guard and backstrap or spine feature a highly detailed oak leaf and acorn motif with cross hatched enhancements on the leaves in the central motif of the backstrap. The black celluloid over wood grip is perfect with no cracks or damage. It's wrapped with 3 double twist silver wires, one of which broke near the cross guard on the reverse, but it's been neatly repaired so it will not come unwrapped unless someone tampers with it.
SS955 $4800.00
E WWI Mounted Artillery Sword with Double Etched Blade (no maker) and a Veteran Altered WWI/WWII SS Officer's Troddle.

This exquisite Imperial sword was WWII US veteran acquired and remains in "as found" condition. In other words, it's just as it was when it was brought home by the capturing vet and has never been altered, tampered with, or circulated with in the TR collecting community.

This Imperial Prussian sword has a plain hilt with a bright nickel plating, most of which is still intact with some minor lifting to the top of the pommel and "P guard" aka "knuckle-bow". The shark skin grip shows some minor surface wear, but it's in incredible condition considering it's age, and complete with the original double twist, triple wire wrap which has darkened with a rich age patina. The slightly curved plated steel blade measures 32" inches (81.3cm) with a deeply acid etched laurel leaf motif running 14" (35.5cm) inches along the spine. The etched panel on the obverse is framed with floral motifs with a bridled horse head at the top and a grouping of equestrian hunting articles at the bottom. The central blued panel features the original owner's Regiment in raised Gothic script "II.Thür.Feld Artill.Regt.N°55." which translates "2.Thüringische Field Artillery Regiment Number 55" which was part of the 38th Division of the Prussian/German Army formed on 1.4.1899 in Erfurt. The Reverse blade etching features a similar motif but with a female Griffin at the top instead of a horse...an ancient mythical creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. The blued central panel is absolutely beautiful with a 10 man mounted artillery unit pulling a cannon. Both panels retain 99% of the frosting and 95% of the bluing, some of which shows minor carbon spotting and wear. The steel scabbard is straight with a subtle dimple on either side in the center where it appears to have been pinched. The black enamel finish is 80% intact with typical wear on the drag, as well as flaking, spidering and a light surface rust to the bare metal through out. The troddle is what really makes this beauty a rare find. I wasn't able to correctly identify the knot because I know very little about Imperial edged weapons, but the strap is undeniably from a WWII SS Officer's troddle.
SS980 $2700.00
NM 2 SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Silver Forks.

These elegant forks feature a simple twisted wire design framing the obverse handles with the intertwined "LAH" logo hand engraved at the base. Each "LAH" monogram shows minor differences indicating they were done individually, expertly hand etched and without a template. The reverse is stamped with a 3 part trade mark: The first is Gothic "F" inside a circle framed with dots. I believe this is actually a date mark, but I haven't been able to confirm. The 2nd features 3 highly detailed towers over the number "37". I believe this is the Altona or Hamburg City Mark which was used in various forms by different manufacturers located within the city. The number "37" is an "Assay" mark indicating silver purity. The last mark appears to be the manufacturer's monogram with a Latin "S" superimposed over a smaller "J".
SSC843 $250.00
SS SS SS MEDALS, AWARDS, BADGES, AND TINNIES SS SS
NM- Non Portable 6th SS-Gebirgs Division NORD Campaign Award.

This incredibly rare award was presented to a member of the 6th SS-Gebirgs Division NORD who participated in numerous battles in Finland before participating in "Operation Nordwind" just a few days after Christmas in 1942. This elite Division spent most of its time in the far north of the Eastern front fighting under the harshest conditions imaginable, and further participating in Operation Nordwind, the last German offensive on the Western front.

Visit this site for more information on the 6th SS-Gebirgs Division NORD and the battles they fought with their Finnish comrades: http://6ssnord.com/history.html

The award its self is quite large measuring nearly 3 1/2 inches (8.8cm) in diameter. Cast from brass with a dark brown burnished finish, most of which is still intact. The obverse features a large edelweiss with "EINSMEER.FRONT.WEINACHTEN.1942" (Ice Sea Front Christmas 1942) around the perimeter. The artist who designed this beauty left his mark, a simple K, to the right of the edelweiss stem near the bottom of the award.
SS815 $3000.00
SS SS SS CUFFLINKS AND RINGS SS SS
SS SS SS CLOTH AND METAL CAP INSIGNIA SS SS
NM RSI (Repubblica Sociale Italiana) or 29 Waffen-SS Italian Skull Insignia.

This decoration was worn as a cap badge, collar device, lapel pin, etc. The official RSI Armed Forces was formed on 28 October 1943, which gave birth to the new Republican Army on 9 September 1943. Many Italian units that did not accept the armistice went on to fight on the German side. Four Infantry Divisions were formed under the new RSI Government and trained in Germany: The Italia, Littorio, San Marco and Monterosa. These skulls were popular with the Italian Black Brigades and were made even before the Armistice, but they are most commonly attributed to the 29 Waffen Grenadier Division Der SS (Italienische Nr.1). The first Italian Legion was formed and trained at Münsingen in the Black Forest area in southern Germany. It was from these men that the 1st Assault Brigade of the Italian SS Legion was formed, which later became the 29 Waffen Grenadier Division der SS following the battle at the Anzio beachhead in 1944.

Stamped from aluminum or a light silver colored alloy with a dark gray burnished finish. Unmarked on the reverse with a spring pin and minor corrosion.
SS866 $250.00
M Waffen-SS Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troop) Edelweiss Insignia

Intended for wear on the Bergmütze and M43 caps, this rarely seen insignia was machine embroidered with yellow and silver/gray rayon thread on a black wool backing.
SS1112 $250.00
SS SS SS SHOULDER BOARDS AND STRAPS SS SS
NM- Medical SS Hauptsturmführer Shoulder Board Set.

These are sew-in type boards constructed with a dull aluminum Russia braid chord and a dark blue wool waffenfarbe on a black wool backing. Complete with all 4 original gold washed rank pips and 2 cadecaus (intertwined serpent and staff) devices for medical staff. There's some minor wear from being used, especially around the button holes, but there's no damage or mothing to the wool with some minor white corrosion on the tops, most of which can be seen around the cyphers.
SS916 $600.00
NM Waffen-SS/SD Untersturmführer Shoulder Board Set.

Sew in type constructed with a dull aluminum Russia braid chord with a Polizei green wool waffenfarbe on a black wool backing. Looking at the front I can see evidence that they once had one set of pips. The aluminum chord, piping, and wool backing are all near mint with no wear or mothing.
SS699 $500.00
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E- Waffen-SS Infantry Untersturmführer Shoulder Board Set.

Slip on type constructed with a dull aluminum Russia braid chord that shows a lot of wear with a split in the center which is probably from the 2 sets of pips that have since been removed. The white wool waffenfarbe shows some minor soiling, but there is no mothing to it or the black wool backing which also shows evidence of the 2 sets of pips.
SS698 $250.00
SS SS SS COLLAR TABS AND DEVICES
See my Insignia page for rank pips.
SS SS
NM 1st Pattern Allgemeine SS-Oberführer Collar Tab Set with pre RZM Manufacturer's Tag.

More description coming soon.
SS1029 $3000.00
E++ Waffen-SS EM/NCO Temporary Concentration Camp Guard Collar Tab.

This tab was issued to Wehrmacht or Luftwaffe personnel on temporary duty as concentration camp guards. This is a Dachau made tab, machine embroidered with silver/gray rayon thread on black wool with a fine buchram backing and a single silver/gray stitch around the edge of the wool on the reverse.
SS967 $300.00
LAYAWAY
M 25.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Hunyadi" (Hungarian Nr. 1) Collar Tab

This is a very rare collar tab issued to volunteers of the 25. Waffen Grenadier-Division der SS Hunyadi. Period photographical evidence proves that this "H" pattern collar tab was produced, but it's doubtful if it was issued or worn to any great extent.

Typical Dachau construction, machine embroidered "H" in silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. The capturing US veteran wrote "GERMAN "SS" SOLDieR INSigNiA" on the fine buchram backing with black ink.
SS1120 $375.00
M 30.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Belorussia" (Weißruthenische Nr. 1) Collar Tab

Weißruthenien (in German) aka "Belorussia", was the first region of Russia to be occupied by the Third Reich, and the last region to be relinquished back to the Red Army. This region was north of the Ukraine and south of the Baltic states, bordering Poland to the west. In 1941, Belorussians, who were allowed a limited amount of independence, formed the BNS-Belaaruskaya Naradnaya Samapomach (Belorussian People's Self-Help Organization), which was basically a puppet government that allowed personnel to form armed home guard units who fought against Soviet Partisans in the area. BNS members loyal to the Third Reich were designated "Schutzmannschaft Brigade Siegling" (Protection Troops Brigade) when they moved into Germany in the summer of 1944 after Belorussia was retaken by Soviet offensives. Commanded by SS-Obersturmbannführer Hans Siegling, the brigade was upgraded to division status and re-designated 30.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Russische Nr. 2) in August of 1944 with the addition of Schuma personnel and Ukrainian volunteers and conscripts. In January of 1945 the Division was downgraded and re-designated as 30.Waffen-Gebirgs-Brigade der SS (Weißruthenische Nr. 1), with another upgrade/restructuring in the spring of 1945 when it received it's final re-designation 30.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS (Weißruthenische Nr. 1). Due to the racial makeup, RFSS Himmler didn't consider them a true SS division so he forbid the wear of runic collar tabs. 4 different collar tabs are attributed to the Belorussian divisions, and although period manufactured at the Dachau work camp, it's doubtful if any of them were actually issued or worn....which could explain why all of the Belorussian collar tabs I've acquired over the years have been in mint and unissued condition.

This extremely rare collar tab features a wolf's head machine embroidered with silver/gray rayon thread on a black wool with a fine buchram backing and the distinct Dachau white stitch running around the perimeter on the reverse. Mint and unissued, a very rare find!
SS1116 $350.00
M 11.SS-Panzergrenadier-Freiwilligen-Division "Nordland" Collar Tab

Utilizing personnel from dissolved Germanic legions, the 11th Waffen-SS Volunteer Division Nordland was made up primarily of Dutchman, Danes, and Norwegians. RFSS Heinrich Himmler insisted that this division was not a true "SS" division so he forbid the wearing of runes on the collar, but he did allow the wear of runes below the left pocket. Many members ignored this order and wore the runic tabs anyway, although the approved insignia was the 4 armed open sunwheel swaz or "Sonnenrad."

This rare tab features the Nord Sonnenrad machine embroidered with silver/gray rayon thread on a black wool with a fine buchram backing and the distinct Dachau white stitch running around the perimeter on the reverse. Mint and unissued, a rare find in any condition!
SS1117 $325.00
M 21.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (Albanische Nr. 1) Collar Tab

Formed from Albanian Muslims and a cadre of German personnel in April of 1944, the 21st Waffen-SS Division "Skanderbeg" was supposed to serve as anti-partisans in the Balkan Region, but it proved to be unreliable with over 3500 desertions with in the 1st 2 months, so the division was disbanded after only 6 months of service. Reliable members were transferred to the 7th SS Prinz Eugen Gebirgs Division forming the "SS-Gebirgs-Jäger Regiment 14.

Another rare piece of Waffen-SS volunteer insignia, this tab features a helmet topped by a goat's head machine embroidered in silver/gray rayon on black wool. This unusual emblem can be traced back to the 1400's Albanian National hero George Kastriotti, aka "Iskander Beg" or "Skanderbeg". The son of the Albanian Prince Emathia, Skanderbeg was captured and raised as a Muslim by the Turks when he was only 7 years old. He served as a General under Sultan Murat II until he renounced his Muslim faith and drove the Turks out of Albania in 1944. The reverse features a fine buchram backing with the distinctive Dachau white stitch running around the perimeter.
SS1115 $200.00
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M 13.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Handschar" (Kroatische Nr. 1) Collar Tab

Formed in 1943 under the orders of Adolf Hitler, the Handschar Division was made up from Muslims from the Bosnia/Herzegovina region of Croatia, along with a cadre of German personnel from the 7th Waffen-SS volunteer Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen". The term "Handschar" refers to the hand held scimitar that represented the distinctive blade that was carried by Turkish police in the Balkan region, as well as the Bosnian coat-of-arms utilized during the reign of the Hapsburg Empire.

This Dachau manufactured collar tab features the Handschar scimitar and swastika machine embroidered with silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. It's backed with a fine buchram with a double row of white stitching running around the perimeter.
SS1118 $200.00
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M 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Russia" (Russische Nr. 1) EM/NCO Collar Tab.

The Russian SS volunteer division was made up of members of the "Kaminski Brigade." This unit never really reached division status with only 6-7000 members and was disbanded following the murder of nearly 10,000 Polish citizens during the Warsaw Uprising. Members probably wore blank tabs or what ever insignia they had when they were transferred to the division. This tab was eventually introduced depicting a Maltese Cross over crossed swords, but there has been some argument about whether it was ever issued or worn due to the short period of time this division was in existence. Note: the numerical designation "29" was reassigned to the Italian volunteer division 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Italienische Nr. 1) in March of 1945.

This fairly rare collar tab features a Maltese Cross and swords machine embroidered with silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. Like all Dachau made insignia, it's backed with a fine buchram with the distinctive white stitch running around the perimeter on the reverse.
SS806 $125.00
M 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Russia" (Russische Nr. 1) Collar Tab

The Russian SS volunteer division was made up of members of the "Kaminski Brigade." This unit never really reached division status with only 6-7000 members and was disbanded following the murder of nearly 10,000 Polish citizens during the Warsaw Uprising. Members probably wore blank tabs or what ever insignia they had when they were transferred to the division. This tab was eventually introduced depicting a Maltese Cross over crossed swords, but there has been some argument about whether it was ever issued or worn due to the short period of time this division was in existence. Note: the numerical designation "29" was reassigned to the Italian volunteer division 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Italienische Nr. 1) in March of 1945.

This fairly rare collar tab features a Maltese Cross and swords machine embroidered with silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. Like all Dachau made insignia, it's backed with a fine buchram with the distinctive white stitch running around the perimeter on the reverse.
SS1119 $125.00
E- SS Brigade Ehrhardt Collar Tab Device.

This rare insignia was worn by members of the disbanded Ehrhardt Brigade which was formed shortly after WWI under the command of former Navy Captain Ehrhardt. It bares the G.K.S.D. or Garde-Kavallerie-Schutzen Division (Guard Cavalry Rifle Division) emblem. In 1933 the OSAF or Oberster SturmAbteilungenFührer (Supreme SA Leader), which happened to be Hitler at the time, ordered these fragmented veterans to be incorporated into local SS units. Shortly afterwards it was completely absorbed by the SS and ceased to exist, so this insignia was only worn for a very short period of time and is therefor extremely rare.

This rare beauty definitely saw lots of use, but it's still mounted on the original issue card so the BE member who wore it must have saved it after the BE was disbanded. Stamped from brass with both wire prongs and about 50% of it's silvered finish intact with some green corrosion in the oak leaves.
SS1090 $300.00
SS SS SS SLEEVE EAGLES, SHIELDS, BADGES, AND CHEVRONS SS SS
E+ 29th Italian SS Sleeve Eagle.

When the Italian SS legion was first formed in 1943 volunteers wore a hodge-podge of Italian Army garb, usually European service green which was slightly greener than the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS "field grey". Italo-German collar insignia was backed with red wool with the Fascist reed bundle or SS runes in off white for EM/NCO personnel and silver wire for Officers. A special version of the arm eagle was devised as well, combining a variant SS arm eagle with the Italian fasces as seen here. Red backed insignia was eventually replaced by black on June 15th, 1944 when Heinrich Himmler authorized the change. It's presumed Himmler rewarded Italian volunteers by making them full fledged SS men in recognition of the bravery they displayed while resisting the Anzio landings.

More description coming soon.
SS1026 $1300.00
NM- 29th Italian SS Sleeve Eagle.

When the Italian SS legion was first formed in 1943 volunteers wore a hodge-podge of Italian Army garb, usually European service green which was slightly greener than the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS "field grey". Italo-German collar insignia was backed with red wool with the Fascist reed bundle or SS runes in off white for EM/NCO personnel and silver wire for Officers. A special version of the arm eagle was devised as well, combining a variant SS arm eagle with the Italian fasces as seen here. Red backed insignia was eventually replaced by black on June 15th, 1944 when Heinrich Himmler authorized the change. It's presumed Himmler rewarded Italian volunteers by making them full fledged SS men in recognition of the bravery they displayed while resisting the Anzio landings.

More description coming soon.
SS1025 $1100.00
E RARE! DLV- Deutscher Luftsport-Verband
Former SA/SS Flieger Officer's Badge.

In September of 1933 the Flieger SA/SS was absorbed into the DLV (German Air Sports Association). Former Flieger SA/SS members were authorized to wear this round monogram badge featuring intertwined SA and SS runes on the upper right arm of their DLV tunic. This rare badge was produced in hand embroidered silver bullion for officer's and gold colored bullion for senior officers.

Hand embroidered on a 55mm Luftwaffe blue/gray wool disc with what appears to be several types of gold colored bullion thread, but I believe it's actually heavily tarnished silver that has yellowed after decades of exposure. The runes are outlined with a single heavy gauge strand of black and cream colored rayon threads. The reverse is reinforced with a black cotton fabric with most of the thin paper backing intact.
SSC1021 Price
Reduced
$500.00
M SS Fencing Team Sleeve Diamond

Physical fitness was a primary concern for all personnel serving with in the Third Reich Armed Forces, so each new recruit was issued a basic sports uniform featuring a unique patch for each individual branch. Fencing teams were also quite popular, especially with SS personnel and leaders like Reinhard Heydrich, so distinct uniforms consisting of a padded jacket with a runic sleeve diamond were issued to members of the SS fencing team.

The SS runes on this unique sleeve diamond were machine embroidered in a "BeVo like" pattern with a silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. The buchram backing was made stiff with a water based animal bi-products glue... all of which are recognized characteristics of Dachau "work camp" SS insignias.
SS1114 $400.00
M SS Former Hitler Youth Sleeve Diamond.

Dachau made, machine embroidered with white cotton thread on black wool. Mint, unissued, and absolutely perfect.
SS543 $100.00
M SS Medical Orderly EM Sleeve Insignia.

Machine embroidered with silver gray cotton thread on black wool. Dachau made and 100% original!
SS146B $90.00
M SS EM/NCO Signals Personnel
Sleeve Diamond Trade Badge

SS Personnel who completed courses and achieved proficiency in specific trades were authorized to wear distinct specialty badges such as this. This old tradition was adopted by the SS who originally wore the same circular insignia of the Army, until they eventually developed their own distinct black badges, some of which were diamonds like this example which would have been issued to a qualified Signals (radio operator) EM or NCO.

This badge features a machine embroidered "blitz" in silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. Typical Dachau construction with no evidence of wear and all of the "iron on" adhesive intact on the reverse. This is a water based animal bi-products glue that could be reactivated with a steam iron so the diamond would remain in place while sewing.
SS146G $100.00
M- SS EM/NCO Signals Personnel
Sleeve Diamond Trade Badge

SS Personnel who completed courses and achieved proficiency in specific trades were authorized to wear distinct specialty badges such as this. This old tradition was adopted by the SS who originally wore the same circular insignia of the Army, until they eventually developed their own distinct black badges, some of which were diamonds like this example which would have been issued to a qualified Signals (radio operator) EM or NCO.

This badge features a machine embroidered "blitz" in silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. Typical Dachau construction with no evidence of wear and most of the "iron on" adhesive intact on the reverse. This is a water based animal bi-products glue that could be reactivated with a steam iron so the diamond would remain in place while sewing.
SS764 $95.00
M SS EM/NCO Signals Personnel
Trade Badge

SS Personnel who completed courses and achieved proficiency in specific trades were authorized to wear distinct specialty badges such as this. This old tradition was adopted by the SS who originally wore the same circular field gray insignia of the Army, until they eventually developed their own distinct black badges, some of which were diamonds like this example which would have been issued to a qualified Signals (radio operator) EM or NCO.

This badge features a machine embroidered "blitz" in silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. Typical Dachau construction with no evidence of wear.
SS1113 $80.00
M- Waffen-SS Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troops) Edelweiss Sleeve Badge.

Machine embroidered with silver/gray and yellow rayon thread on a black wool backing. Dachau made, mint, and unissued.
SS1093 $175.00
M SS NCO Gas Protection Trade Badge

SS Personnel who completed courses and achieved proficiency in specific trades were authorized to wear distinct specialty badges such as this. This old tradition was adopted by the SS who originally wore the same circular field gray insignia of the Army, until they eventually developed their own distinct black badges, some of which were still circular like this example which would have been issued to a qualified Gas Protection NCO.

This badge features a machine embroidered gas mask in silver/gray rayon thread on black wool. Typical Dachau construction with no evidence of wear.
SS1126 $80.00
M- Waffen-SS "Ost" (Eastern) Foreign Legion "Turkistan" Sleeve Shield.

The Turkistan Legion was one of the most distinguished combat formations of the Ost Battalions, formed from recruited prisoners of war and deserters. They saw extensive action in Yugoslavia and Italy before the "Ostmanische SS-Division" was formed in November of 1943, comprised of 3 Eastern groups including Turkistan, Idel-ural, and Crimea. RFSS Heinrich Himmler utilized some of the cadre personnel in this Eastern SS formation for a training unit with the hope of raising more Eastern volunteer units. The unit was later designated "Ostmusselmanisches SS-Regiment" due to a shortage of volunteers in July 1944, but was redesignated as the "Osttürkischer Waffen-Verband der SS" in October with the addition of more volunteers and conscripts. See SS842 Osttürkischer Waffen-Verband der SS BeVo Cufftitle below for more history.

This second pattern shield was issued in 1943 and was worn on the upper right arm. BeVo like machine embroidery in pink and blue satin rayon thread with a silk bow and arrow in white on a black satin rayon backing.
SS515 $350.00
M 20.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Estnische Nr. 1) Sleeve Shield

Volunteers from occupied Estonia answered Germany's call in August of 1942 when asked to come forward and fight along side the SS in their battle against the Bolsheviks. 3 Battalions were raised in 1943 forming the 1st Estonian SS Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Additional volunteers and Estonian soldiers transferred from the Wehrmacht expanded the unit to Brigade strength in 1943, and Divisional strength in January 1944 with the formation of the 20.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Estnische Nr. 1). The blue, black, and white shield was authorized for wear by Estonian personnel serving with the 20th Waffen-SS Volunteer Division, as well as those Estonians who served with 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Nordland".

Dachau made, this shield was machine embroidered with blue, black, and white rayon threads on a black wool backing.
SS1110 $195.00
M 13.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Handschar" (Kroatische Nr. 1) Sleeve Shield

Formed in 1943 under the orders of Adolf Hitler, the Handschar Division was made up from Muslims from the Bosnia/Herzegovina region of Croatia, along with a cadre of German personnel from the 7th Waffen-SS volunteer Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen". The distinctive red and white "checkerboard" Croation national shield was authorized for wear by all divisional personnel in April of 1943.

Dachau made, this shield was machine embroidered with red and white rayon threads on a black wool backing.
SS1107 $125.00
M 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Lettische Nr. 1) Sleeve Shield

Germany's invasion of Russia in 1941, and their continuous war against Bolshevism in the East, resulted in a severe shortage of able personnel willing to serve with the German Armed Forces. As the criteria for acceptance decreased, foreign volunteers who would have been considered "unacceptable" in 1939, were conscripted into service with the Waffen-SS. By the end of the war, more than half of the personnel serving with the "elite" Waffen-SS were in fact non-Germans. Raised in February of 1943, the 15.Lettische SS-Freiwilligen-Division, which was made up of Latvian volunteers, was eventually re-designated as the 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Lettische Nr. 1), and a 2nd Division, 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Lettische Nr. 2) was formed in May of the same year. Like other foreign volunteers, Latvian personnel from both Waffen-SS divisions were issued a National shield whose design was based on the Latvian nation flag dating back to 1279.

Dachau made, this shield was machine embroidered with red and white rayon threads on a black wool backing.
SS1108 $115.00
M 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Italienische Nr. 1) Sleeve Shield

Italy's pro and anti-Fascist citizens found themselves embroiled in a virtual civil war following the arrest and imprisonment of Benito Mussolini in July of 1943. Germany eventually rescued their ally in September which lead to the formation of the puppet government known as "Republica Sociale Italiana" aka Italian Social Republic. By October and November of the same year, Germany enlisted pro-fascist Italians who formed the 1. Italienische Freiwillingen Sturmbrigade Milizia Armata (1st Italian Volunteer Assault Brigade of the Armed Militia) which was based in southern Germany. The brigade returned to Italy in January of 1944 where it participated in the battle of the Anzio beachhead in the spring of the same year. By September, the Brigade was upgraded to Divisional status and was eventually designated 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Italienische Nr. 1). Like other foreign SS volunteers, Italian SS personnel were issued a National sleeve shield, but it's not known if they were ever issued or even worn.

Dachau made, this shield was machine embroidered with red and yellow rayon threads on a black wool
SS1109 $100.00
M 21.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (Albanische. Nr.1) Sleeve Shield

Formed from Albanian Muslims and a cadre of German personnel in April of 1944, the 21st Waffen-SS Division "Skanderbeg" was supposed to serve as anti-partisans in the Balkan Region, but it proved to be unreliable with over 3500 desertions with in the 1st 2 months, so the division was disbanded after only 6 months of service. Reliable members were transferred to the 7th SS Prinz Eugen Gebirgs Division forming the "SS-Gebirgs-Jäger Regiment 14.

Dachau made, this striking Albanian National shield featuring a double headed eagle, was machine embroidered with red and black rayon thread on black wool. Unissued, and absolutely perfect.
SS144a $85.00
M- SS Aserbaidschan (Eastern Legion Volunteer) Arm Shield.

2nd pattern shield featuring the National colors of Azerbaidjani which is located in Southern Russia. Eastern volunteers saw the Germans as liberators, so many Troops were transferred into the Waffen-SS in late 1944 early 1945 when Germany suffered tremendous losses on the Eastern Front. However, most of these Legionnaires were transferred to the Western Front. Many of them were disappointed because they volunteered hoping they would be able to fight Communism so Germany eventually transferred the remaining volunteers back to the Eastern Front.
SS964 $45.00
E- SS Panzer Rottenführer
or Panzer Obergefreiter
Tropical Rank Chevron

This slightly mothed chevron features two 9mm cello diamond tress rank stripes in tropical tan, machine sewn on black wool for Panzer units. There's some cement on the reverse from being mounted in a photo album.
SS1034 $80.00
M SS/Panzer Sturmmann Rank Chevron.

9mm aluminum diamond pattern tressing sewn to a black wool triangle with black and white cotton thread. Unissued condition with no wear.
SS766 $75.00
E+ SS/Panzer, or NSKK Rank Chevrons:

A. SS Sturmmann Chevron. One 10mm aluminum tress stripe on black wool. Evidence of being sewn to a tunic with minor wear.

B. SS Rottenführer Chevron. Two 10mm aluminum tress stripes on black wool. Evidence of being sewn to a tunic with minor wear.

C. SS Rottenführer Chevron. Two 10mm Mouse gray rayon tress stripes on black wool. Evidence of being sewn to a tunic with minor wear and soil.
SS867 $75.00
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NM- Sleeve Star for an SS-Oberschütze.

Silver/gray cotton thread machine embroidered on black wool. Unissued with some soil from being handled.
SS868 $75.00
SS SS SS ARMBANDS SS SS
M Norwegian SS Brassard Insignia.

This disc was worn on a black brassard or armband by the "Rikshird" which was the National or State Hird...Hird being an ancient Norse word for the King's followers or "Liegemen". The design features the "Sun Cross" of Saint Olaf who was the Patron Saint of Norway. The Norwegian Nazi party or the "Nasjonal Samling" (National Unity) was founded in May of 1933 by Vidkun Quisling who was appointed "Minister President of Norway" by Hitler in February of 1942. Following Germany's invasion of Norway on April 9th, 1940, approximately 50,000 Norwegian soldiers volunteered to serve with the Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, and Wehrmacht, but most of them served with the Waffen-SS.

Machine embroidered in rayon with a gold "Sun Cross" on a red rayon disc. This piece has been cut and folded, but it was never sewn to an armband or tunic.

SS855 $350.00
E+ SS/Gestapo Litzmaanstadt Ghetto ID Brassard or Armband (Ärmelbinde).

Constructed from a thin off white linen fabric with a single "L" for Litzmaanstadt machine sewn in the center and 2 black ink stamps on either side. The stamp on the left reads "Getto-Verwaltung"(Ghetto-Administration) over "Litzmaanstadt" with a faint purple "SS-40"(SS-1940) stamp in the center and the following on either side: "Eing." which I think is short for Eingliederung which translated means assignment or classification. Directly below that is "An" then the purple "SS-40" stamp followed by "am.........", the meaning of which is unknown to me. "Abteilung" (Department) is in the bottom left corner, and to the right of that is "durch......". I believe this is short for durchgangslager which is a transit camp for prisoners of war.

The stamp on the right is a bit more difficult to read because it's done in the old German text, but I believe is says "Geheime Staatzpolizei" or Secret State Police which abbreviated was the "Gestapo". Under this appears to be "Staatzpolizeihelfer(?) which would be a State Police helper, followed by "Litzmaanstadt" and the personnel serial number(?) "937743" underneath. Although this piece shows some minor soil and yellowing, it doesn't appear as though it was ever used.
SS907 $700.00
SS SS MISCELANEOUS SS CLOTH INSIGNIA SS SS
E 2nd pattern SS Sports Patch.

Machine embroidered BeVo like construction on a 10cm rayon disc. Removed from an athletic garment with most of the attaching thread still in tact around the outer edge. There's some minor soil on the left side with a tiny worn spot on the lower leg of the left rune.
SS870 $250.00
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