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ARMBANDS #41200 Kreis Level Political Leader's Armband

This Kreis Level band is a beauty in unissued condition. The colors are flawless and it is totally free of moth damage. This band has not been sewn up the rear.

The armband is decorated with 2 sets of 16mm brocade leaves on the edges. Each set of leaves is flanked by a 1.5mm gold stripe. In the center is the usual white field and black swastika, each separately applied. Both are lined with 1.5mm gold cord. The edges of the band has white cord indicating Kreis level, which was the highest administrative level.

The interior of the band has the original paper issue tag. It is rubber stamped "849" and has a run number of "113648".

A very beautiful and rarely seen armband here, in fantastic condition. If you are lucky enough to have a Political Leader's tunic, this will finish it off perfectly. There is none better.

Mint. $995.00

ARMBANDS #41151 Early Wool SS Armband

This wool SS Armband is of early issue. The field shows a bit of soiling and there are some minor moth holes visible on both sides, but the red wool remains bright.

The band has the standard black grosgrain stripes on the edges. The white grosgrain field is slightly oval, something we like to see.

Inside the band are the original cloth tags. There is one with the usual Reichsführer text and another with the maker and year. The larger tag is black with silver woven printing. It is interesting to note the original thread stitching remains within the band.

A great SS band here, and 100% original.

Excellent. $650.00

ARMBANDS #41041C SA Field Police Armband

This SA Field Police Armband is the standard printed cotton type.

What makes it more interesting than most is the fact that are the remnants of the text "SA" and "FP", printed on the left and right of the field respectively. This, of course, would stand for SA Feldpolizei.

Although these letters are quite worn they are still visible. This is the first example of this kind I've ever had on offer.

Good Plus. $195.00

ARMBANDS #41201 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is constructed from red cotton, with a white central stripe. In the center is the usual HJ diamond and swastika, each being separately applied pieces. It is sewn up the rear.

This armband looks to have been worn a few times but it remains in perfect condition.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

ARMBANDS #41042C Deutscher Volkssturm Armband

This DV Armband is the type worn by the young boys and gray haired old men pressed into service as cannon fodder by the Party in the last ditch defense of the Reich.

The band is rather thin, being constructed from red cotton with black and white stripes. The words "Deutscher Volksturm Wehrmact" are on the face of the band, along with an eagle and swastika.

This example is in first rate condition, looking to be nearly mint.

Near Mint. $125.00

ARMBANDS #41044C Deutscher Volkssturm Armband

This DV Armband is the type worn by the young boys and gray haired old men pressed into service as cannon fodder by the Party in the last ditch defense of the Reich.

The band is rather thin, being constructed from red cotton with black and white stripes. The words "Deutscher Volksturm Wehrmact" are on the face of the band, along with an eagle and swastika.

This example is in first rate condition, looking to be nearly mint.

Near Mint. $125.00

ARMBANDS #41043C Deutscher Volkssturm Armband

This DV Armband is the type worn by the hapless children and gray haired old men used as cannon fodder by the Party in the last ditch defense of the dying Reich.

The band is rather thin, being constructed from red cotton with black and white stripes. The words "Deutscher Volksturm Wehrmact" are on the face of the band, along with an eagle and swastika.

This band is sewn up the rear. There is a small tear about an inch long in the black area of the center, but this is the only issue.

Good Plus. $75.00

ARMBANDS #40975 Cotton SS Armband

We don't see the cotton SS Armband as much as the woolen types. The cotton examples were worn on the shirt sleeve, mostly before the time SS tunic was introduced. This example is in nice condition, with bright red coloring.

Sewn to the edges of the band are the usual black grosgrain stripes. The field is constructed white woven material, as is the black swastika.

If you are an armband collector you'll be interested in the rare variation.

Excellent Plus. $475.00

ARMBANDS #40934 Wool NSDAP / SA Armband

This wool armband is rather unusual, apparently the product of a small maker. It retains good red coloring and is sewn up the rear. There are three minor moth nips on this band.

The white cotton field and woven swastika are separately stitched components. There are still some remnants of the original issue tag inside the band.

An interesting variant here.

Excellent. $135.00

ARMBANDS #40933 Thin NSDAP Armband

These long, thinner armbands were the type worn on a sleeve by athletic judges and the like.

This band is a printed type, with good red coloring, a white field, and the ubiquitous black swastika.

This band is of particular interest as it is inked stamped "NSDAP Partie Berechschaft" on the field.

A nice example here, with an unusual stamping.

Near Mint. $85.00

ARMBANDS #40790 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is in nice condition. All of the components are separately applied and it is sewn up the rear. The swastika on this band is a woven type.

The interior has the original paper HJ issue tag. It is rubber stamped "278" but the run number is partially ripped off.

A very good HJ example here.

Near Mint. $125.00

ARMBANDS #40676 1st Style Veteran's Armband

This band is constructed from black wool and is sewn up the rear. There is no mothing and the wool is in fine condition. Sewn to the obverse of the band is the 1st Style Veteran's insignia.

A solid example here.

Excellent Plus. $95.00

ARMBANDS #40715C SA Motorized Police School "Rhineland" Armband

This armband is the standard red cotton type, sewn of the rear with the usual separately applied white field and black woven swastika. The coloring remains new-like and the band shows no wear.

Stamped on the reverse of the band we read, "M. Sp. Sch Rhd". This stamping indicates this band comes from the SA Motorized Police School located in Rhineland.

A rare SA variant here.

Mint. $350.00

ARMBANDS #40716C SA Motorized School "Westmark" Armband

This armband is the standard red cotton type, sewn of the rear with the usual separately applied white field and black woven swastika. The coloring remains new-like and the band shows no wear.

Stamped in a rectangle on the interior of the band we read, "MSA Sch Wm". This stamping indicates this band comes from the SA Motorized School located in Westmark.

A very interesting SA variant here.

Near Mint. $325.00

ARMBANDS #40717C SA Motorized School "Hessen" Armband

This armband is the standard red cotton type, sewn of the rear with the usual separately applied white field and black woven swastika. The coloring remains new-like and the band shows no wear.

Stamped in a rectangle on the interior of the band we read, "MSA Sch He". This stamping indicates this band comes from the SA Motorized School located in Hessen.

A very fine SA variant here.

Near Mint. $325.00

ARMBANDS #40718C SA Armband with Supply Depot Stamping

This armband is the standard red cotton type, with a separately stitched white field and black swastika. It is sewn up the rear.

Stamped on the inside of the band, in two lines, are the words "SA-HWL / Magdeburg". This stamping indicates this band belong to SA Central Economic and Supply Depot based in Magdeburg.

A very interesting SA variant here.

Near Mint. $325.00

ARMBANDS #40703 SA / NSDAP Armband

This armband is a standard red cotton example and is sewn up the rear. It is in perfect condition throughout, with fine red coloring.

The white field and black swastika on this band are each separately stitched pieces.

A very fine SA / NSDAP band here.

Near Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #40704 SA Sports Armband

This SA Sports Armband is in pristine condition, retaining the fine, original bright red color. It is constructed of cotton and sewn up the rear.

The white field bears a woven SA Sports insignia; a ring of oak leaves around a swastika with a superimposed sword.

The interior of the band retains the original paper issue tag. This tag is stamped "462" and has a run number of "285971".

A very fine SA Sports example here which appears to be unissued.

Mint. $165.00

ARMBANDS #40705C SA Armband with Unit Markings

This SA Armband is the standard red cotton type and is sewn up the back. The red coloring remains good. The white field and black swastika on this band are the printed type.

Stamped on the inside is the SA unit designation, "Sturmabteilung M/36". The "M" indicated a motorized unit.

An excellent SA example here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $150.00

ARMBANDS #40706C Sicherheitsdeinst State Security Assistant Armband

This Sicherheitsdeinst Armband is constructed of green cotton and is open at the back.

Printed on the face of the band are the words "Sicherheitsdeinst - U. Hilfdeinst".

Laid out flat this armband measures 4 inches wide and 16 inches long.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

ARMBANDS #40707C 1920's Reichsführerschule High Leader Armband

This armband dates from the 20's and is extremely rare.

It is constructed of red cotton and is sewn up the rear. It shows minor wear and some of the thread has loosened on the back stitching. The obverse has a large white field printed with a black swastika.

Sewn around the band, touching both sides of the field, is a 20mm gold bullion stripe. The bullion shows much age toning but is still sound. Stamped across the field edge we read, "SA der NSDAP / Tyr Rune".

A very rare, original band here, of particular interest to the ardent SA collector. This piece comes from the estate of the respected SA collector Ed Standicki.

Excellent. $795.00

ARMBANDS #40708C SA Staff Commander Armband

This cotton armband retains the original bright red color and is sewn up the rear. It remains in perfect condition throughout.

The field and swastika are both separately stitched pieces. Stamped on the edge of the field at 10 o'clock is a open-winged SA eagle and swastika. Clearly legible atop the bird are the words, "SA der NSDAP". Beneath is the stamping, "Die Oberst SA Fuhrung / Stabscommandur". In other words this band was worn (or issued) by some pieces of Staff Commander.

A very rare an interesting original SA Armband here. This piece comes from the estate of the respected SA collector Ed Standicki.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

ARMBANDS #40709C SA Reserve Armband

The SA Reserve Armband is a fairly difficult type to acquire. This example is in mint condition and is sewn up the rear.

The red cotton is in fine condition. Each edge has a gray tress-style stripe, and the field and woven swastika are separately stitched pieces.

An excellent band here, and tough to find these days.

Mint. $295.00

ARMBANDS #40710C SA Armband with Unit Markings

This SA Armband is the standard red cotton type and is sewn up the back. The red coloring remains good. The white, linen-like field and black swastika are both separately stitched pieces.

Stamped at the ridge of the field is an open-winged eagle and swastika in a circle. Clearly visible above the bird are the words , "SA der NSDAP". On either side of the eagle is the unit designation; "Sturm 50/33". We see a lot fo these stamped band but only very rarely are they actually legible.

An excellent SA example here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $250.00

ARMBANDS #40711C Wool SA Armband with Issue Tag

This wool SA Armband remains in fine condition, with a good red color. This example is open at the back. The wool is nearly perfect, with just tiny pin holes below the field and on the rear left "flap" of the band.

The white grosgrain field and black swastika are each separately stitched pieces.

The original paper issue tag remains attached on the interior. It is stamped "849" and has a run number of "334206".

A very fine SA example here; we don't see many wool bands with intact issue tags.

Excellent Plus. $225.00

ARMBANDS #40712C SA "Einsatz Sturm" Armband

This cotton SA Armband is in fully mint condition, retaining the original bright red color. It is sewn up the rear.

The white field and black swastika are separately stitched components. On either side fo the field are the words "Einsatz" and "Sturm". I assume this must have been some type of special unit in the SA, but I do not know.

The interior of the band retains the original paper issue tag. This tag is stamped "344".

I would think this is quite a rare band.

Mint. $325.00

ARMBANDS #40713C SA Sports Armband with Issue Tag

This SA Sports Armband is in choice condition and retains the fine, original bright red color. It is constructed of cotton and sewn up the rear.

The white field bears a woven SA Sports insignia; a ring of oak leaves around a swastika with a superimposed sword.

The interior of the band retains the original paper issue tag. This tag is stamped "462" and has a run number of "111465".

A choice SA Sports example here.

Mint. $165.00

ARMBANDS #40654C SA / NSDAP Armband with Black Funeral Stripe

This armband is the conventional, red cotton type and is sewn up the rear. It is in nice condition, looking to have hardly been worn all all.

The band has a separately applied white field and black swastika. Sewn across the center of the band, all the way around, is a black grosgrain stripe. This stripe indicates the band was worn for a funeral.

It is interesting to note that the stitches used to close the band cross those use to affix the funeral stripe.

I have seen many period pictures of SA men wearing these bands, but this is the first, original example I can recall having on offer.

Near Mint. $595.00

ARMBANDS #40664C SA / NSDAP Armband

This armband is the conventional red cotton type, sewn up the rear and remaining in fine condition.

The field is slightly different than we normally see, being a grosgrain type and having three sets of stitches around the edges. Additionally the swastika, at first glance, appears to be a woven type, but upon further inspection is actually constructed of many individual rows of black stitches. It is very nicely done, although it does look slightly unusual to the glance of a discerning eye.

A nice armband here, and an interesting variant.

Excellent Plus. $150.00

ARMBANDS #40663C Wool SA / NSDAP Armband

This wool armband retains a fine, bright red color. It is free of moth damage and is sewn up the rear.

The field and swastika are separately applied components. There is a minor spot of fraying next to the one of the swastika legs.

A nice armband here, with only the most minor of flaws in the field.

Excellent. $175.00

ARMBANDS #40662C Wool SA / NSDAP Armband

This wool armband retains a fine, bright read color and is free of moth holes. There are a couple of tracks but they have not gone through the band. It is sewn up the rear.

The white field and black swastika are both separately applied individual components. Other than a small amount of soiling on the field this band remains in very nice condition.

A good wool SA / NSDAP band here.

Excellent Plus. $200.00

ARMBANDS #40661C SA Sports Armband

This SA Sports Armband is constructed from cotton and retains a fine, red color.

The center of the band has a separately applied white field embroidered with an image of the SA Sports Badge; a wreath of oak leaves surrounds a swastika and a Roman-style sword. The band is sewn up the rear.

On the interior of the band there are remnants of the original issue tag.

A good, solid SA Sports example here.

Excellent Plus. $140.00

ARMBANDS #40660C RAD / WJ Female Lagerschule Armband

This is the first time I've offered an armband of this type and I believe it to be quite rare.

The band is constructed from very fine, light brown wool which remains in perfect condition and is sewn up the rear.

In the center of the band is a female Lagerschule patch. It is in the shape of a shield with a black/bullion line running around edge. The face of the patch is bullion with a swastika set atop a set of wheat stalks. On the lower portion are the initials "L. S." set over a "4".

The interior of the band retains the original issue tag. The tag is the Party variety, rubber stamped "39" and with a run number of "401208".

I don't know the exact purpose of this band, but in any event it is an outstanding original item.

Near Mint. $495.00

ARMBANDS #40658C SA Reserve Armband

This armband is the rarely seen type worn by the Sa Reserve. It is basically a standard SA band with an added bullion tress stripe on the edges.

The band is sewn up the rear. It is interesting to note that this band has been rubber stamped near the upper leg of the swastika, but sadly it has become illegible over the years.

SA Reserve Armbands are very difficult to find. This one has some soiling and some stains but is in otherwise sound condition.

Excellent. $295.00

ARMBANDS #40657C Hitler Youth Armband

This HJ Armband is in nice condition, with all separate construction.

It is interesting to note that this band has been rubber stamped just to the left of the upper swastika leg. The stamp looks to have an HJ diamond in the center, but the rest is illegible.

A very fine Hitler Youth example, with an interesting stamp.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $225.00

ARMBANDS #40656C SA / NSDAP Armband

This armband is of the usual red cotton and is sewn up the rear. The white field and black swastika are both separately applied individual pieces. The white field on the band has some mild soiling, but noting too serious. This example is sewn up the back.

This armband shows very little (if any) wear.

A solid, basic NSDAP example here.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

ARMBANDS #40579 Nüremberg Party Day Armband

armband is constructed of a light red cotton and is sewn up the rear. The edges are lined and give it a fancier look than your average band.

Sewn to the center of the band is an oval with an image of medieval Nüremberg, sitting atop a hill and surrounded by a forest. Beneath his image, in a white ribbon, are the words "Die Stadt der Reichsparteitage". Obviously this band was used by officials or event staff during the Party Day event.

It is quite colorful and does not appear to have seen much usage.

An outstanding item for the armband collector. This is the first example of the type I've seen.

Mint. $195.00

ARMBANDS #40580 Nüremberg Party Day Armband

This armband is constructed of a light red cotton and is sewn up the rear. The edges are lined and give it a fancier look than your average band.

Sewn to the center of the band is an oval with an image of medieval Nüremberg, sitting atop a hill and surrounded by a forest. Beneath his image, in a white ribbon, are the words "Die Stadt der Reichsparteitage". Obviously this band was used by officials or event staff during the Party Day event.

This band is quite colorful and does not appear to have seen much usage.

An outstanding item for the armband collector.

Mint. $195.00

ARMBANDS #40578 Ortsgrüppe Political Candidate's Armband

This Ortsgrüppe Political Candidate's Armband is in very choice, new-like condition and remains open at the back.

The armband is constructed of fine wool trimmed in blue cord, indicating Ortsgrüppe level. The center of the band has an outstanding white field with an applied black swastika.

The inside of the band has the original issue tag which is rubber stamped "23" and has a run number of "48325".

A beautiful example here, and a perfect way to start a collection of Political Leader armbands.

Mint. $295.00

ARMBANDS #40577 Ortsgrüppe Political Candidate's Armband

This Ortsgrüppe Political Candidate's Armband is in very choice, new-like condition and remains open at the back.

The armband is constructed of fine wool trimmed in blue cord, indicating Ortsgrüppe level. The center of the band has an outstanding white field with an applied black swastika.

The inside of the band has the original issue tag which is rubber stamped "23" and has a run number of "483326".

A beautiful example here, and a perfect way to start a collection of Political Leader armbands.

Mint. $295.00

ARMBANDS #40568C Ortsgrüppen Politcal Leader's Armband

This outstanding Political Leader's Armband represents the highest Ortsgrüppe rank. The band is constructed from fine red wool which remains in perfect condition.

The edges of the band are piped in blue cord, indicating Ortsgrüppe level. Within the blue cord is a narrow, 1mm gold stripe. The center has the usual white field and black swastika, each separately applied and each trimmed in 1mm gold cord. There is a pip in the center of the swastika. Running across the band is a line of beautiful brocade oak leaves, lined in 1mm cord.

The inside of the armband is stamped with an arrow and the word "Oben", indicating which side is the top of the band. Presumably this prevented many embarrassing uniform malfunctions.

An outstanding example here.

Mint. $795.00

ARMBANDS #40567C Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Gau Level armband would have been worn by the leader of a main post. It is constructed from wool. Unfortunately hungry moths have had a field day with this piece, leaving quite a number of holes eaten through both sides. They aren't very large holes but they are definitely visible.

The band is trimmed with 7mm gold oak leaves on the edges enclosed in 1mm gold stripes. The center has the usual white field and black swastika, each separately applied and trimmed in gold cord.

This armband is open at the back.

A shame about the mothing, but it is what it is. In any event this is remains a good Political example.

Good. $495.00

ARMBANDS #40518C Army Assistant's Armband

This armband is constructed from yellow cotton and is sewn up the rear. The cotton material shows some signs of wear but it basically in good condition.

The band features a black, open winged eagle clutching a wreathed swastika.

These bands were worn by men acting in some sort of support capacity for the Wehrmacht.

Excellent Plus. $75.00

ARMBANDS #40517C Luftschutz / NSDAP Armband

This armband is constructed from green cotton and is sewn up the rear. The band shows minor traces of usage but is still in fine condition.

Printed in white on the face of the band are the words "LUFTSCHUTZ / NSDAP".

A fine Luftschutz band here.

Excellent Plus. $225.00

ARMBANDS #40341 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is constructed from red cotton, with a white central stripe. In the center is the usual HJ diamond and swastika, each being separately applied pieces. It is sewn up the rear.

This band is slightly soiled and worn. The lower seam must have been cut off when it war removed from a tunic or shirt. This flaw is very, very narrow and difficult to notice.

A decent HJ example here.

Good. $95.00

ARMBANDS #40339 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband looks to have been worn but remains in very fine condition.

The band is red with a white center stripe, with the usual applied HJ diamond with a woven swastika.

A very fine Hitler Youth Armband here, especially if you like examples that have the battle-hardened look provided of a bit of period wear.

Near Mint. $160.00

ARMBANDS #40333 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leader's Armband is in pristine condition. It is constructed of fine wool, with a tiny pinhole as the only flaw. This hole is just above the swastika. The coloring remains bright and the band is open at the rear.

The band is fitted with carmine colored piping on the edges. Inside the piping are 7mm brocade oak leaves. The white grosgrain field has gold piping. The separately applied black swastika also has matching gold piping.

The band retains the original issue tag. This tag is rubber stamped "91" and has a run number of "092727".

A pristine Political Leader's Armband here.

Near Mint. $795.00

ARMBANDS #40334 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leaders Armband is constructed of fine wool that is free of moth holes. There are two sets of two holes at the upper area that look to have been caused by a pin. These holes could very well be ironed out.

The band is fitted with carmine colored, Gau-Level piping on the edges. Inside the piping are 7mm brocade oak leaves. The white grosgrain field has gold piping. The separately applied black swastika also has matching gold piping.

The interior of the band has the arrow that shows the proper orientation of the band.

A very nice example here.

Near Mint. $695.00

ARMBANDS #40335 Ortsgrüppe Politcal Leader's Armband

This Political Leader's Armband is constructed of fine red wool. There is a tiny pinhole in the reverse. It is open at the rear.

The edges of the band are piped in blue cord, indicated Ortsgrüppe level. Above and below the blue cord are tiny, 1mm gold stripes. In the center of the band are 10mm oak leaves done in gold brocade.

The field is white grosgrain piped in gold, earingbs a black swastika which is also piped. In the center of the swastika is a gold pip bearing a Political eagle and swastika. This denotes an administrative post.

Inside the band is the original paper tag. It is rubber stamped "23" and has run number of "190488".

An extremely nice Political Leader's Armband here.

Mint Minus. $795.00

ARMBANDS #40336 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leader's Armband is constructed of red wool and is sewn up the rear. This band shows period wear but has no moth holes. There are in fact loose threads along the edges, indicating it was most likely removed from a tunic.

The band is fitted with carmine colored, Gau-Level piping on the edges. Inside the piping are 7mm brocade oak leaves. These oak leaves are flanked by 1mm gold stripes. The white grosgrain field has gold piping. The separately applied black swastika also has matching gold piping. The field has some mild soiling but nothing too bad.

A very fine example here, showing some period wear but no abuse.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $695.00

ARMBANDS #40199 SA/NSDAP Armband

This SA/NSDAP Armband is constructed of cotton, with fine coloring and sewn up the rear. There are a few threads that seem to indicate this band was cut from a tunic.

The white field is separately applied with a black woven swastika.

A nice, basic example here, showing little to no wear.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $125.00

ARMBANDS #30320 RLB Officer's Armband

This RLB Officer's Armband is a fine, powder-blue color and made of cotton. In the center area, it has a woven white sunburst style figure with the blue letters “RLB” in the center. Below the lettering is a blue swastika.

The edges of the armband have white tress sewn to them, indicating that the armband was meant to be worn by an officer.

A nice example to display with a 1st Model RLB Dagger.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

ARMBANDS #36764 SA Sports Armband

This SA Sports Armband is constructed of fine red cotton, still bright and remaining in Mint condition. Sewn to the center area is a white field, which has a round, woven wreath of oak leaves with a swastika in the center. A Roman-style sword is superimposed over the swastika.

The inside of the band has the original paper issue tag. This tag has the number “275” stamped at the top line, and the run number below is “165294”.

A fine armband here to display with other SA memorabilia.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #40060 Cotton SA/NSDAP Armband

This cotton SA/NSDAP Armband is in very fine condition, having a printed white field and black swastika.

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The red coloring of the cotton remains very rich and the band is sewn up the rear.

An excellent, basic example of the type here.

Near Mint. $110.00

ARMBANDS #40061 Wool SA/NSDAP Armband

This armband has very fine wool construction and is slightly more narrow than we normally see. The obverse has some minor moth tracks but no holes. There are some minor holes on the reverse. This band is sewn up the rear.

The field is a separate white cloth type, which has wrinkled a bit over the years. The black swastika is also of black textured cloth.

An interesting example here, of very high quality.

Excellent. $125.00

ARMBANDS #39967 Wool NSDAP/SA Armband with Paper Issue Tag

This armband is in very choice condition, with deep red coloring. There are three tiny moth tracks on this band but they have not gone through the material and are difficult to notice.

The white field is separately applied and shows little to no soiling. The black swastika is a Bevo type. This band has been sewn up the rear.

The original issue tag remains attached to the interior of the band. This tag has the usual RZM printing and is rubber stamped "226". There is a run number of "554166".

A high quality, top conditioned example here.

Mint Minus. $250.00

ARMBANDS #39831 Wool SA/NSDAP Armband

This wool SA/NSDAP Armband is of highest quality throughout. It has no moth damage anywhere and is sewn up the rear.

The round field is the style that we see on woolen SS armbands, being a white grosgrain and slightly oval. The central swastika is in black grosgrain. There is only minor traces of age on the white field.

It is interesting to note that the paper RZM tag is still with this band. The tag has been sewn together by the stitching that secures the rear of the armband. The RZM tag is in good condition and is stamped “33” and “379537”.

An exceptional armband here. It is difficult to find these high quality woolen examples without moth holes.

Near Mint. $250.00

ARMBANDS #39830 Wool SA/NSDAP Armband

This wool SA/NSDAP Armband is in choice condition, with no moth damage to be seen. It is sewn up the rear.

The red wool remains bright. The field and swastika are rather unusual; the separately applied field is in some kind of soft gaberdine, very nicely machine sewn and taking up almost the entire width of the band. The swastika itself is similar to a BeVo style, with some minor differences. The workmanship throughout is extremely well done.

A very fine and rarely seen variant here.

Near Mint. $225.00

ARMBANDS #37204 Ortsgruppenleiter Administrative Armband

This Ortsgruppenleiter Armband is the highest rank in the Ortsgruppe for Political Leaders. It is extremely bright colored, being in choice, new-like condition. The red wool is in totally perfect condition.

The armband has the blue cord border for Ortsgruppe, and inward of each border cord is gold decorative piping. In the center there are large bullion overlapping oak leaves that measure about 2cm. These oak leaves have double borders of gold cord. The center area has a lined stain white background with a black satin mobile swastika. Both are lined with gold cord.

Opening up the band there is the upward arrow with the word “Ober” indicating which was the band is to be worn. On the other side there is a printed circle with two lines through it. This must identify the armband type but I'm not sure. The center swastika has a pip which features a Political eagle. The gold on the pip has gone to time and it is now down to the zinc.

If you are looking for a very flashy armband of high rank and being in nearly pristine condition, this example should work for you. The armband has never been sewn closed.

Near Mint. $895.00

ARMBANDS #38224 Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leader's Armband is piped in blue cord, indicating that it is Orts level.

The red wool throughout is in pristine condition, with no mothing or any other problems. The armband is open at the rear.

There is a very narrow, 1mm gold cord stripe below the outer blue cord, as well as twin sets of 1mm gold stripes which border the 16mm gold brocade oak leaves. A beautiful combination here, representing the highest Orts rank, being an Ortsgruppenleiter. In the center in a white grosgrain field and a black woven mobile swastika. Both the field and the swastika are surrounded with gold thread. There is a pip in the center of the the swastika, however the gilded finish has worn away.

There is also an original issue tag on this band. It is off-white with blue printing, having an RZM marking and a rubber stamping of “343”. There is also a run number of “104219”.

A great armband here to accent a Political collection.

Mint. $750.00

ARMBANDS #39452C Red Cross Armband

This Red Cross Armband is constructed from white linen and is not sewn at the back.

This example is in choice condition, with, as you might expect, a woven Red Cross in the center.

A choice Red Cross Armband here.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMBANDS #39446C Deutsche Reichsbahn Armband

This armband is constructed from yellow cotton and is sewn up the rear. Woven in black to the obverse of the band “Deutsche Reichsbahn”.

There is also a rubber stamping directly to the right of the “e” in “Deutsche”, illegible to me but I can clearly see an eagle and swastika.

This band has some soiling and wear but is free of fray. I have had these bands before and they were all green. This is the first yellow example I have seen.

Excellent. $225.00

ARMBANDS #39444C Red Cross Armband

This Red Cross Armband is constructed from white linen and is sewn up the rear. The fabric has toned from age but is is even and gives a fine, antique look.

The obverse has a woven Red Cross. The reverse is interesting in that it is stamped with an eagle and swastika stamp, although this stamp must have been placed over something as the swastika stamp is reversed.

A good looking Red Cross band here.

Near Mint. $125.00

ARMBANDS #39443C SA Sports Armband with Issue Tag

This SA Sports Armband is constructed from red cotton and is in fine condition.

The center obverse has a separately sewn white field, with sword and swastika superimposed over a wreath of oak leaves woven in gold thread. The band is sewn up the rear.

On the interior is the original paper issue tag. This tag is rubber stamped, “308” and is has a run number of “130425”. There is also some inked writing beneath the writing but it is difficult to make out.

A fine SA Sports Armband here.

Near Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #39450C Red Cross Armband

This Red Cross Armband is constructed from white linen and is not sewn at the back.

This armband is in choice condition, with the usual woven Red Cross in the center.

A very fine Red Cross example here.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMBANDS #39451C Red Cross Armband

This good lookingRed Cross Armband is constructed from white linen and is not sewn at the back.

This example remains in choice condition. There is a woven Red Cross in the center.

A very fine Red Cross example here.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMBANDS #39626 Werkluftschutz Armband

This armband, although I can’t completely identify it, is definitely associated with the Werkluftschutz organization of the RLB.

The band is constructed from purple cotton with white stripes on the edges. There is no insignia on this band and it is sewn up the rear.

This band is nearly identical to the examples shown on page 372 of Littlejohn’s “Defending the Reich”.

Near Mint. $55.00

ARMBANDS #39439C “Im Deinst der Deutschen Wehrmacht” Armband

This armband was worn by personnel in the service of the Wehrmacht. It is of white cotton with black printing.

It is sewn up the rear. This band shows only minor age and remains in fine condition overall.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMBANDS #38911C SA/NSDAP Armband

This armband is one of the quality woolen types. It is in fine condition throughout, with only a single minuscule moth hole just above the field. It is nice and clean and retains the original bright colors.

It is interesting to note that the original owner must have been a big man, as he has it extended via a piece of nearly matching red wool sewn into the reverse. This alteration is absolutely period.

An outstanding example here.

Excellent Plus. $225.00

ARMBANDS #38762C NSDAP/SA Armband

This armband is in fine, bright red cotton and shows little to no wear. The off-white field is separately applied, as is the black swastika.

This armband is still stiff, indicating that it saw little (if any) wear. It is sewn up the rear.

A fine example of the standard type here.

Near Mint. $115.00

ARMBANDS #38759C SS Greatcoat Armband

This armband comes from a stock of 48 which were brought home by the father of the consignor.

These bands are described by collectors are being for greatcoats that were worn with the SS. This fact has been disputed; perhaps these band were originally intended for the SS but low demand forced them into service with the SA. Whatever the case the all have either cloth or paper SS tags, as does this example.

The tag on this band is of off-white paper with black printing. It has RZM and SS marks, along with a rubber stamped “189” and a run number of “395101”. In addition there is a bolt marking that is also on the reverse. The wool of the band is immaculate and in beautiful, new-like condition. The same is true of the oblong white field and separately applied black swastika.

An absolutely original, pristine item here.

Mint. $595.00

ARMBANDS #38621C Italian Armband with Issue Card

This armband is constructed from heavy cotton, being similar in dimensions to the German type.

The band features red woven chevrons with a black accent line. At the top of the band is the text “R. Esercito Italiano”.

Attached to the armband with a string and a lead seal is a card. I'm not sure what the purpose of this card is as I don't read Italian. The card has official stampings on it as well what are most likely the initials of a bureaucrat. The card looks to be dated “1940”.

An interesting Italian Armband here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $300.00

ARMBANDS #37702C Ortsgruppe Political Block Leader Armband

This choice armband is of all fine red wool construction, showing no mothing. There are a couple of stains that look like residue from old glue or something; they probably could be removed with little effort. Otherwise the red wool is perfect throughout this band.

This armband is piped in blue cord, indicating an Ortsgruppe rank. Inward from the blue is a gold stripe. In the center is a set of gold oak leaves, measuring 10mm. These oak leaves are bordered with gold stitching matching that seen on the edges.

The center field is of white lined satin with a black lined swastika in the center. There is a pip in the middle of the swastika; the gilding is gone from the surfaces of this insignia. The field and swastika are piped in gold cord.

A very fine armband here that will display wonderfully with other Political Leader memorabilia.

Near Mint. $535.50

ARMBANDS #38040C SS Greatcoat Armband

This SS Greatcoat Armband comes from a batch of bands taken by the veteran father of the consignor. The bands were in pristine, unissued condition, complete with the original tags.

The SS Greatcoat Armband did not have the black lines that were seen on the standard band. They are of fine wool, with a lined white field and a separately applied two-piece swastika.

This particular band is a printed, off-white paper. It has the large letter “D” on it, as well as a RZM mark and a black SS circle. It is rubber stamped “275” and has a run number number of “470442”.

A great opportunity to acquire an original mint armband here.

Unissued Mint. $595.00

ARMBANDS #37965 Kreis Level Political Armband

This Kreis Level Armband is constructed out of choice red wool, with no flaws. The wool retains a nice, bright color and is sewn up the rear.

The armband features 16mm gold brocade leaves which run throughout both edges. The leaves are trimmed with white Kreis level cord. In the center is a white field with a separately applied black jacquard swastika. Both the field and the swastika are trimmed in gold.

An impressive armband here that would have been worn by a Department Leader.

Near Mint. $750.00

ARMBANDS #37984 Reich Level Political Armband

This Reich Level Armband is in beautiful, unissued condition, being unsewn and open. The red wool is perfect throughout, retaining the original bright color. The band is trimmed with gold cord at the edges, signifying Reich Level status. Below the gold cords are 7mm brocade leaves which run the length.

The round white grosgrain field has a separately applied black swastika; both the field and the swastika are bordered in a fine gold cord. Inside the band is the original paper issue tag. This tag is off-white with blue printing, and has been rubber stamped “343” and has a run number of “127349”.

A real beauty here.

Mint. $950.00

ARMBANDS #37966 Gau Level Political Armband

This beautiful armband has bright red wool in perfect condition. It is open and unsewn.

The band is trimmed in carmine cord, indicating Gau level status. Below the carmine cord is gold cord, and further below are 16mm brocade leaves which run the length. There is also gold cord below both sets of leaves.

The white grosgrain field has a separately applied black swastika. Both the field and swastika are trimmed in gold cord. The field retains the original brightness, with no soiling.

There is no issue tag on this band, but it appears unissued to me; in any case it is a beautiful piece.

Mint. $895.00

ARMBANDS #37794C Wool NSDAP/SA Armband

This wool NSDAP/SA Armband retains a bright tomato red color. It has a small nip in the on right of the field as well as in the back. Otherwise the wool is still in nearly perfect condition.

The white field is of cotton, separately sewn, with a Bevo swastika in the center.

A very high quality example here.

Excellent Plus. $195.00

ARMBANDS #37677 Gau Level Political Leader Candidate's Armband

This armband is in pristine condition throughout. It is constructed of fine wool which retains a bright red color and is perfect with no mothing anywhere. The armband is piped in a crimson cord. Inward from this cordage is a narrow gold brocade stripe that runs around the edges of both sides.

In the center is an oblong lined white field and a separately sewn black lined swastika. Both the field and the swastika are piped with a yellow cord.

This band is sewn up the rear and also has the original paper issue tag. The issue tag is off-white with blue printing, having an RZM marking as well a rubber stamping of “148”. Below is the run number “159774”.

An extremely nice conditioned armband here that would make for a great display item.

Mint. $695.00

ARMBANDS #36378 Gau Level Political Leader Armband

This fine armband has no holes in the bright red woolen base. It shows only the most nominal of usage. The armband has the seven millimeter gold brocade leaves that run around the edges of both sides. The edges themselves are piped in the crimson red color which is indicative of Gau level usage. There is a fine satin lined white round field which is bordered with yellow cord.

Separately sewn inside, is a black satin lined swastika which is also piped in yellow cord. This fine armband is not sewn up the rear and on one edge there is the faint markings of the arrow with the word “Ober” to indicate which way is “up” for wearing purposes. This armband was worn by the leader of a post. A rich looking example here, and in top condition.

Near Mint. $795.00

ARMBANDS #34926 SA Sports Armband

This all-cotton armband is in nice condition throughout, retaining its original, bright, red colors. There is a minor amount of soiling at the upper edge only.

The field is a white, satin type separately sewn. There is a woven, oak leaf, round wreath with sword superimposed over a swastika in the center.

This armband shows very little wear, and remains in fine, collectible condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $150.00

ARMBANDS #32810 Gau Level Political Leader Armband

This Gau Level Political Leader Armband is a beauty, being the rank of Leiter of a Stelle, which is a post. The armband has beautiful bright red wool background, featuring carmen-color cord trim on both edges. There are small gold brocade leaves which measure about ½ inch that run beneath the cord on both edges.

In the center is a white lined satin field with a separately applied black satin mobile swastika. Both the field and the swastika are outlined in a fine yellow braid. There are no moth holes or any problems on this armband. It looks as though it is in the condition that should have an issue tag, but there is none. This armband is clean and pristine and about as nice as they come.

Mint Minus. $995.00

ARMBANDS #29043 Political Leader's Armband

This impressive Political Leader's Armband still has its very fine red colors. There is one tiny pinhole that is a few inches to the left of the field but it is so small that it hardly shows. The rest of the wool surface looks good. This armband is not sewn up the rear. At the two edges of the armband there is the wine color cord which signifies a Gau level political leader. Inward from the wine piping is a set of brocade oak leaves which measures about 12 or 13 centimeters.

In the center is a lined satin white field to which there is a separately applied black satin swastika. Both the field and the swastika are bordered in thin yellow cord. In the inside, although it is faint to see, the black arrow with the word, “Ober” is still there indicating which direction the armband is to be worn.

A very fine example here and gau level armbands are difficult to come by. This example would have been worn by an administrative polictial leader of a post, a warden, or a cell official.

Mint Minus. $995.00

ARMBANDS #28543 Kreis Level Politcal Armband

This Kreis Level Political Armband is as nice as they come. It still retains its original rich red colors, and it is completely moth free being in choice condition. The armband is piped in white on the edges, indicative of the Kreis Level. Additionally, it has gold leafing that measures about three-quarters of an inch.

This armband is the same as Angolia shows in his SA book on page 66, second from top. These brocade oak leaves are very impressive and are positioned beneath the white cord and the edge of each side of the armband. In the center, there is a white field having satin straight lines running up and down. The field is piped in thin yellow cord, as is the black lined swastika in the center of the field. There is no tag in this armband, but it is in the condition that one would expect to see an issue tag. The armband is unsewn in the reverse, and most likely was never issued.

This armband was for wear by a leader of a department. A real stunner here.

Mint. $995.00

ARMBANDS #28544 Kreis Level Political Armband

This fine Kreis Level Political Armband was for a very high up official, and it is the same as is show in the Angolia SA book on page 66, two up from bottom. The armband retains all of its bright colors, and there are no moth problems anywhere. This armband was sewn up the rear, so it has been used. The edges are piped in white, indicating it was worn by a Kreis Level official. According to the Angolia book, this official would have been the leader of a main department.

Below the white cord there is a set of gold brocade leaves that are about ¾ inch in width. These leaves are piped on gold cord on both sides. A very beautiful sight here. The center area has a round satin textured field. There is some staining in the field of this otherwise perfect armband. In the center of the field there is a woven- style mobile swastika. The swastika is piped in gold, as is the round field.

An impressive armband here, for a very high up official.

Near Mint. $995.00

ARMBANDS #28719C Ortsgrüppe Political Leader Candidate Armband

This Political Leader Candidate armband is produced with a red wool base. The wool is in excellent condition except for on the revere part there is a good size moth hole about the size of a half quarter. Other than that though, the wool is still very beautiful and has its original bright color about it. The armband is trimmed with the narrow blue cord indicating it was worn by Orts level people.

The center of the armband has a round white satin lined field and on the field is a bevo style weaved black swastika. Both the swastika and the round field are trimmed with yellow thread. This armband is the same as the one that is shown in the Angolia SA Book on page 64, upper, in color.

A nice example here which really shows well.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

ARMBANDS #32055 Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband

This yellow cotton Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband shows a little bit of soiling to the surfaces but the yellow color is still bright. It is not sewn up the rear but there are a couple of threads that remain that indicate it probably was sewn on a uniform at one time.

The words, “Deutsche Wehrmacht” are woven into the armband’s surface with black bevo thread. These armbands were worn by personnel that were assisting German forces.

An excellent conditioned example here.

Excellent Plus. $75.00

ARMBANDS #31518 NSDAP Sleeve Band

This NSDAP Sleeve Band is of all cotton construction, and has a printed white field with black swastika in the center. This sleeve band is only 50 mm wide or about 2 inches. They were worn by SA members wearing civilian clothes.

This armband is in full mint condition with its brilliant colors and all cotton construction. The seams are sewn on both edges and the armband is unissued and has never been cut.

A nice item here for display with other SA relics.

Mint. $85.00

ARMBANDS #31519 NSDAP Sleeve Band

This NSDAP Sleeve Band is of all cotton construction, and has a printed white field with black swastika in the center. This sleeve band is only 50 mm wide or about 2 inches. They were worn by SA members wearing civilian clothes.

This armband is in full mint condition with its brilliant colors and all cotton construction. The seams are sewn on both edges and the armband is unissued and has never been cut.

A nice item here for display with other SA relics.

Mint. $85.00

ARMBANDS #31520 NSDAP Sleeve Band

This NSDAP Sleeve Band is of all cotton construction, and has a printed white field with black swastika in the center. This sleeve band is only 50 mm wide or about 2-inches. They were worn by SA members wearing civilian clothes.

This armband is in full mint condition with its brilliant colors and all cotton construction. The seams are sewn on both edges and the armband is unissued and has never been cut.

A nice item here for display with other SA relics.

Mint. $85.00

ARMBANDS #31491C Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband

This Deutsche Wehrmacht armband is the basic yellow cotton type having the words, “Deutsche Wehrmacht” done in black bevo weave.

There is also a rubber eagle stamping which is done over the “W” of “Wehrmacht”. It is hard to read what it says but the image is unmistakable. There is a little bit of dirt or grease on the left corner of the armband as well as a spot in between the two words.

The reverse is sewn up the rear and otherwise it is a good armband.

Excellent Plus. $95.00