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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 #40659C National Sports Armband

This armband is the first example of the type I've ever seen. It is constructed from red cotton and is sewn up the rear.

The edges of the band are trimmed with fine bullion tress. In the center is a likeness of the National Sports Eagle. This bird is depicted with open wings and looking to the viewer's left, with a swastika set on the breast. The eagle is surrounded by a circle and a wreath of overlapping oak leaves. Beneath the bird is the date "1944".

A most interesting armband here that most have been worn during some type of sporting event. A great piece for the collector of rare variants.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

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 #40655C Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is in a highest quality example in exceptional condition. All of the components are separately applied. It is sewn up the rear.

To the left of the upper swastika leg is some sort of HJ rubber stamping. The diamond can be clearly seen but the text is mostly illegible.

A very desirable HJ example here.

Near Mint. $250.00

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 #40569C Kreis Level Political Leader's Armband

This Kreis Level band is in pristine condition and very impressive. It has not been sewn up the back.

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 "23" and has a run number of "076955".

A very beautiful and rarely seen armband here, in choice condition.

Mint. $895.00

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 #40547C Transport Leader's Armband

This armband is the first of the type I've ever encountered, and I think they are quite rare.

The band is constructed from green cotton and is sewn up the rear. Printed on the front of the band, in black, is the word "Transportführer". This of course translates to "Transport Leader". Below are the words "Gau Hessen / Nassau", which was most likely the jurisdiction of this official.

Rubber stamped next to "Nassau" is an early open winged eagle and swastika. There is also some partially illegible text; I can only make out "Arbeit Partie".

I can't say for certain exactly what the duties of a Transportführer were, but obviously a great deal of material (and people) were being moved about all the time during the war, and someone had to make sure it went smoothly.

An absolutely original item here.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

ARMBANDS #40654C Deutsche Volksturm Armband

This DV Armband is the type worn by the hapless children and gray haired old men used as cannon fodder b y 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 "Deutsche Volksturm Wehrmact" are on the face of the band, along with an eagle and swastika.

This band is sewn up the rear and looks to be in unused condition.

Mint. $125.00

ARMBANDS #40545C Wool NSDAP / SA Armband

This wool armband is a very high quality item. The wool remains in perfect condition, with no moth nips anywhere, and is sewn up the rear.

Separately applied to the face of the band is the standard round white field and woven black swastika.

This band is of much better quality than those we normally see, and would make a perfect display item.

Mint Minus. $200.00

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 #40516C RLB Enlisted Man's Armband

This RLB EM Armband is constructed from light blue cotton and is sewn up the rear.

The front of the band has a 2nd Style RLB insignia, consisting of a woven white sunburst with a black central swastika.

The band is quite clean and crisp, showing little wear. A very fine RLB example here, perfect to display with your dagger.

Near Mint. $175.00

ARMBANDS #40405C Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is one of the best conditioned examples I've ever seen, if not the best. It is virtually brand new.

The red and white cotton is clean and bold and it is sewn up the rear. The diamond field has a woven black swastika and is a separate applied piece.

The interior has the original crisp issue tag. The tag is of white paper with red printed RZM and Hitler Youth markings. It is rubber stamped "344" and has a run number of "392183".

A pristine HJ armband here, perfect for the very fussy collector.

Mint. $195.00

ARMBANDS #40404C Wool NSDAP/SA Armband

This wool NSDAP/SA Armband looks like it just came out of the factory. The deep red wool is in perfect condition and the white field is a high quality grosgrain. The black swastika is a separately applied piece.

The band is open at the rear. It is interesting to note that the bolt stampings are on the band; they read "NSDA" and "Armblnde". The original paper issue tag is intact and as crisp as the day it was attached. The tag is rubber stamped "209", with a run number of "460371".

A real beauty here, one of the best of the best.

Mint. $295.00

ARMBANDS #40338 Wool NSDAP/SA Armband

This wool NSDAP/SA Armband is particularly nice as it shows some period wear but is free of abuse. The wool is completely free of holes.

The oval field is constructed of white grosgrain, showing mild age but free of soiling. The swastika is separately applied.

The band is sewn up the rear. There are a couple of stitches here and there that seem to indicate that it was taken from a tunic.

A very nice armband here, with lots of character. Woolen bands of this type are scarce.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $195.00

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 #40332 Wool NSDAP/SA Armband

This woolen NSDAP/SA Armband is in very fine condition, having no moth holes. It is still open at the rear.

The wool remains a rich red color. The white field is of grosgrain; the lines in the material are turned slightly clockwise, so it is not straight up as we normally see them. I think these kind of little quirks really add character to a piece! The field has a fine, separately applied black swastika.

A fine, example here, with an interesting anomaly in the field pattern.

Near Mint. $195.00

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 #40139C SA Sports Armband with Issue Tag

This SA Sports Armband remains in very choice condition throughout, constructed of bright red cotton. The field is white grosgrain with a wreathed swastika and superimposed sword woven in gold.

This band is sewn up the rear and has the original paper issue tag. The tag is rubber stamped "18/1745" and a run number of "008978".

A top quality SA Sports example here.

Mint. $160.00

ARMBANDS #40137C SA/NSDAP Armband

This SA/NSDAP Armband is the usual cotton type. It is in absolutely perfect condition and is completely mint. The red cotton is extremely rich and bright. The band has a separately applied white field and black woven swastika.

The original tag is attached to the inside of the band. It is stamped "343" and has a run number of "192708".

This is a high quality band and would be almost impossible to upgrade.

Mint. $150.00

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 #39437C SS-Postschutz Armband

This is an extremely rare armband and the first of the type I have ever offered.

It is constructed of dark yellow cotton and is sewn up the rear. Across the obverse is an open-winged Postal eagle, grasping a wreathed swastika and looking to the viewer’s left.

Printed beneath the bird are the words, “SS/Postschutz”. The Postal Protection Service was merged with the SS in March of 1943, coming on the control of Himmler. This armband is no doubt evidence of this transition.

A very rarely seen item here, and very desirable.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

ARMBANDS #38252 Army Assistant's Armband

This Army Assistant's Armband armband is constructed from a fine yellow cotton.

On the front facing of the band we see a woven black open-winged Army eagle clutching a wreathed swastika. It is sewn up the rear and shows little to no wear.

This type of armband was worn by people who assisted the Wehrmacht in various support roles.

Excellent Plus. $65.00

ARMBANDS #37703 NSDAP/SA Armband

This armband is the all cotton variety that has a printed white circular field and a black swastika.

The armband is sewn up the rear and is in totally pristine condition, appearing to be unissued.

A very fine original armband here, and one that would make for a great display piece.

Mint. $125.00

ARMBANDS #40058 Wool SS Armband with Issue Tag

This woolen SS Armband retains its bright colors and is sewn up the rear. It has a small moth hole near the bottom black stripe, and some larger moth holes on the reverse.

The black SS border stripes are in grosgrain, as is the oval shaped white field and black swastika.

The interior of the band has the original paper SS tag. This tag is rubber stamped "7" and has a run number of "241565".

A good SS Armband here, perfect to display with your daggers.

Excellent. $495.00

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 #39975C SA Reserve II Armband with Paper Issue Tag

This SA Reserve II example is the rarely seen type with twin stripes of gray tress running along the edges. This tress is in excellent condition, and the band is sewn up the rear.

This band retains the original deep red color and remains in perfect condition. The white field and black grosgrain swastika each are separately applied. This band has a fairly clear rubber SA stamping, featuring an open-winged eagle and swastika. It clears says "SA der NSDAP 31 / Bamsberg / Altona".

The original paper issue tag is attached to the interior of the band. It has the usual RZM stamps and is rubber stamped "40". There is also a run number of "401205".

A rare SA Armband here, in very nice condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $395.00

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 #39976C SA Sports Armband with Paper Issue Tag

This SA Sports Armband is in choice condition and is sewn up the rear. It has all of the original bright red coloring. In the center is a white field with a woven gold wreathed swastika and superimposed sword.

The paper issue tag has the usual RZM markings, as well as a rubber stamping of "23". The run number is "263607".

An outstanding SA Sports example here.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #40003 SA Sports Armband with Paper Issue Tag

This SA Sports Armband is in choice condition. The original red color is intact and it is sewn up the rear.

In the center of the armband is a white field bearing a wreathed swastika with a superimposed sword, done in woven gold.

The original paper issue tag is inside this band. It is rubber stamped "156" and has a run number of "169744".

An outstanding example of the type here.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #39942 Bahnschutz Member’s Armband

This Railway Member’s Armband is constructed of gray cotton and is sewn up the rear.

Woven letters across the front of the band read, “Im Deinst / der Deutschen Reichsbahn”.

A fine example of a rarely seen armband here.

Near Mint. $225.00

ARMBANDS #39833 RAD Leader’s Armband

This RAD Armband is quite rare, and I think it is the first of the type I’ve offered. It is a most impressive, example, constructed of a fine brown cotton that is sewn up the rear.

The edges of the band are trimmed in aluminum bullion that loops very much like rope. In the center is an open-winged bullion eagle which looks to the viewer’s right. It grasps a wreath of oak leaves set with an RAD spade. The spade is set atop a pair of wheat stalks. The bullion work to this design is extraordinary.

This piece does not look to have been worn and is in extremely choice condition. A great item to add to an RAD collection, or display next to a RAD Leader’s Dagger.

Mint. $595.00

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 #39776C Political Leader’s Gau-level Armband

This armband would have been worn by the leader of a main department.

It shows period wear to the red velvet but it is free of moth holes. This band is sewn up the rear. It consists of 16mm gold brocade leaves that are bordered by 1.5mm gold stripes. In the center is a white lined grosgrain field along with a black swastika. The swastika and field are also lined with 1.5mm gold stripes. The field shows quite a bit of soiling, and has a tiny hole just to the left of the top swastika leg. This hole is extremely small. The whole affair is bordered with carmine stripes indicative of Gau level.

Many bands of this type we see are unissued; not the case here. This adds much character.

Excellent. $495.00

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 #39445C Early SS Cotton Armband

This early SS Armband is the type that was worn with a shirt as opposed to a tunic. It looks to come from the early 30’s.

It is constructed from red cotton, with two sewn black stripes. These moire stripes look slightly more indented than the later styles. Separately sewn to the center is a white field which slightly overlaps the stripes. A black wool swastika is sewn to the field. It looks as though it was cut from a single piece of wool, another indication of a very early band.

This band is in good shape, with no visible fray. It does look to have been worn quite a bit however. The white field has toned from age, but if anything this adds some character.

Excellent. $495.00

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 #39337 Early SS Armband

This early SS Armband is the all wool type and it is open at the back. There are a few moth holes on this band, most of them on the rear.

The bright red coloration is still all there, as as the two black grosgrain stripes on the edges. The separately applied oblong field is of white grosgrain. Attached to the field is the usual black swastika in the same material.

The reverse of the band has the original cloth tag still attached. This tag is marked “RZM 21/36 SS’.

A fine display example here as the mothing will not show. This band would look great next to an early SS dagger.

Excellent. $595.00

ARMBANDS #39186C Early SS Armband

This early SS Armband is constructed of fine wool. There are no moth holes or other problems evident on this band, and the original rich red color remains nice and bright.

The armband has the two black grosgrain trim stripes at the edges. The white field shows only the most minor traces age and is separately sewn. Also separately sewn is a black grosgrain swastika. The armband is sewn-up the rear.

A fine original example.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $695.00

ARMBANDS #23675 Early SS Armband with Paper Issue Tag

This SS Armband is constructed from fine red wool. There is a moth nip right at the bottom seam where the band bends towards the back of the armband; this does not show from the front. Other than this the band is very clean and retains a rich, red color.

There are two black grosgrain stripes at the top. The off white grosgrain field is oblong and the black swastika is separately applied.

The original paper tag is still attached to this band. It has the usual RZM and SS markings and is rubber stamped “23”. The run number is “294663”.

A great early SS Armband here.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

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 #38323 SS Greatcoat Armband

This wool SS Greatcoat Armband is one of the group of 48 that I acquired directly from the son of a veteran. The vet liberated these bands from a supply depot and they are in pristine, unissued condition.

The band has beautiful red wool construction which is perfect throughout. Sewn to the center is a white grosgrain field and a separately applied black swastika of the same material.

The reverse of the band has a black cloth issue tag, having a silver RZM mark within a circle, the number “50” over “37”, and a set of SS runes in a circle.

There has been some debate in the collecting regarding the existence of an SS armband without black stripes meant to be worn with a greatcoat. Whatever the truth of the matter is this band is 100% original and makes for a great variation.

Mint. $595.00

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 #31489C Stretcher Bearer's Armband

This Stretcher Bearer's Armband is of white cotton material. It has a black BeVo rectangle which encloses the purpose of the armband spelled out in two words, “Hilfs-Krankenträger”.

These words translate to “Stretcher-Bearer”; these were the people that had the unenviable task of retrieving your mangled body from the battlefield, dutifully carrying it to the waiting knives of the surgeons and hopefully remembering to police up any limbs you may have become separated from. Not a job for the faint of heart.

The armband is sewn up the rear and, other than just very slight brown toning from from age, is in choice condition.

An excellent armband here, worn by some very brave men.

Near Mint. $125.00

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 #37492 Early Woolen SS Armband

This SS Armband is fabricated out of an outstanding red wool. It is completely free of mothing on the obverse, with just a couple of very minor nips on the reverse. They are not bad, though.

The armband has black grosgrain strips on the border, and in the center is an oblong white field. Separately sewn to the field is a black grosgrain swastika.

A very fine example here, particularly if you are going to display it as the obverse is in a great state with a good, clean field.

Excellent. $595.00

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