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Superb set of insignia removed from a single tunic belonging to SS-Rottenfuhrer Leopold Schwarz, set comprises of the following, BeVo collar tab set including a virtually mint flat-wire runic and matching rank tab with litzen wrapped twice around to form the rank of SS-Rottenfuhrer both retain some of the attaching threads, shoulder boards are red piped and slightly mismatched both have been opened up and had stiffeners inserted and then closed again with some hand stitching, super pair of matching LAH cyphers, BeVo sleeve eagle has just one foldover to the top edge and is in a very light grey,
a rank chevron factory produced as SS-Rottenfuhrer not a field upgrade, a perfect Adolf Hitler RZM cuff title sized to the tunic and retaining evidence of machine application, a section of KVK ribbon again showing attaching threads, 2 pairs of Schwarz's spectacles are also included both with his name and unit on his prescription note, a super complete set!!
Hans-Dieter Benz,SS-Ostuf.Stab,Pz.Jg.Abt.5 Born 16-11-20, fell in Poland 22-8-44 Jablonna.
Grouping comprises of his dress 3 place medal bar, 3 place ribbon bar, his black wound badge, general assault badge and sports badge, all awards are pictured worn on his tunic in several of the album photos! Photo album has been assembled during the 60s at a guess, it has over 90 photos with at least 50% uniform or service shots, of note is pics of officers, headgear, and at least one of double cuff titles being worn by the subject officer SS-Schulebraunschweig and another I cant quite make out, there is 4 binders of personal correspondence from Benz to his wife I would estimate 300-400 minimum,plus several telegrams between July '40 and Aug '44 the last letter was written just 2 days prior to his death.
Another binder contains again copious amounts of family docs and photos, including certificates, passports, plus,plus, some SS Documents for the RuSA and other NAZI documents.
A fabulous research project!
Never have I had one of these before! Fabricated in Oakleaf camouflage material, interstingly the inside seams have been fashioned using the same HBT tape as found in Panzer wrap over tunics for the waist adjustment, formerly the carrier had shoulder straps which have since been cut off tight to the bag.
Would look super on a mannequin with some stick grenades inside. 100% period item!
Mint un-issued matching pair runic tab complete with its original paper RZM-SS control tag, almost impossible to find in this condition!
Excellent original un-messed with pair, all steel and nails remain! As served in WW2! Approx size 8 leather remains supple.
Would grade excellent apart from repair panel to the seat, nicely marked interestingly with french stamps also with name label, good size.
Superb LAH Officer grouping of insignia and his mounted medals, direct from the family some years back obtained by a German dealer of note, there is the officers name with the group which has yet to be successfully researched.
Probably the most instantly recognisable pattern of embroidered sleeve eagles, again clearly tunic removed showing only light use,
nice to know it was an LAH officers!
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