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ARMBANDS #39944 Woolen SS Armband

This SS Armband is in very choice condition, with only a tiny moth hole to the right of the lower leg of the swastika and another on the reverse. Other than these minor flaws the wool is in good condition, with bright red coloring.

The band has the standard black grosgrain stripes on each edge. The separate white grosgrain field is slightly oblong, something we like to see, and has a separately applied swastika in black grosgrain.

This band is sewn up the rear. The original paper issue tag is inside the band, with the usual SS markings and rubber stamped “2”. It has a run number of “378066”.

An extremely nice SS example here, perfect to display next to a fine dagger.

Near Mint. $695.00

ARMBANDS #39943 Railway Protection Member’s Armband

This armband is a very high quality example, appearing to be constructed of fine green silk. There are no holes, blemishes or soiling on this armband, and it is sewn up the rear.

The upper obverse has a black woven Railway eagle which looks to the left and clutches a swastika. Beneath this is the name of the organization, also in black woven lettering, “Reichsbahn”.

An extremely nice armband here, and one we seldom see.

Mint. $350.00

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 #39941 SA Armband

This SA Armband is the cotton type, but is a very high quality example. It retains the original bright red coloration and is in pristine condition. It is sewn up the rear.

The white field and woven black swastika are both separately applied.

The original issue tag remains attached to the interior of the band. There are no rubber stampings on this tag but the number number is “364421”.

You don’t see many cotton SA bands with this kind of quality.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #39940 SA Reserve II Armband

This armband is of highest quality construction and remains in choice condition throughout.

The fine red wool has no mothing whatsoever. There are two white edge stripes on this band, both of grosgrain. The white field is of identical construction, with no soiling or problems, and with a separately applied swastika in black grosgrain.

The interior of the band has the original paper issue tag attached. It is rubber stamped “23” and has a run number of “272785”.

These bands were identified in the old Angolia book as being worn by SA Reserve Group II. I have also heard they were worn by secretaries and other key personnel in the SA. While I am not sure who exactly wore these, this example is absolutely original and the finest of the type I have ever had to offer.

Mint. $350.00

ARMBANDS #39939 POW Armband

This is a rare armband, the first of the type I have ever carried. It is constructed of cotton in a light orange color, with separately applied diagonal stripes and being sewn up the rear.

The front of the band reads, in woven black letters, “Kriegsgefangener” or “Prisoner of War” in German. The reverse of the band is rubber stamped with the usual eagle and swastika stamps, but the text on these is not legible.

I do not know why these bands are so rare, but this is the first I’ve had to offer.

Near Mint. $250.00(#081517)

ARMBANDS #39934 Hitler Youth Armband

This HJ Armband remains in very fine condition throughout, with good cotton construction and bright coloring to the red center stripe.

A white cotton HJ diamond and woven swastika has been sewn to the center of the band. This band is sewn up the rear.

The original paper issue tag is still inside the band. It is stamped ‘27”. There run number is “029385”.

This band has no soiling and looks to be unissued. A very fine HJ bad here.

Mint Minus. $150.00

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 #39779C SA/NSDAP Armband

This SA/NSDAP Armband is the conventional cotton type. Although the red colors re still bright there is some age discoloration, but nothing serious.The band also has several stitches remaining from the time when it was attached to a shirt.

The field shows quite a bit of soiling.

A good, standard example showing normal period wear and tear.

Excellent. $100.00

ARMBANDS #39778C Postal Armband

This Postal Armband is constructed out of yellow cotton and is sewn up the rear.

Unfortunately there is a hole on the obverse near the bottom edge. The Postal eagle is woven in black thread and clutches a wreathed swastika. To the right of the Postal eagle is a rubber ink stamp of an open-winged eagle and swastika with illegible writing around the edges.

This band shows period wear and it’s a shame about the hole, but it is priced accordingly.

Good Plus. $45.00

ARMBANDS #39777C Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband still has good, bright colors. It does show a little bit of fraying on the bottom edge but, if anything, it is honest period wear.

The band has the standard white center stripe with two red stripes. In the center is a separately applied HJ diamond with a black Bevo swastika.

A good band here that gives you a feel for the time and remains in good, displayable condition.

Excellent. $100.00

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 #28736 Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband

This civilian assistant armband is still brilliant yellow in the front, but does, unfortunately, carry a slight stain on the reverse side. Still a good looking 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' armband though.

Yellow armband with black writing. Made of cotton and still in great shape.P>

Besides the slight stain this band is in nice condition throughout and retains it's firm construction.

Excellent Plus. $75.00

ARMBANDS #39448C Volkssturm Armband

This Volkssturm Armband is in the usual cotton, with red edges and a black center.

In the black center are a pair of open winged eagles and swastikas, along with the words, “Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht”.

These bands were worn by the doddering old men and crazed HJ children used as cannon fodder in the last ditch defense of the Reich.

This band is in nice condition throughout.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

ARMBANDS #39447C Postal Protection Armband

This armband is constructed of yellow cotton and is sewn up the rear. It bears a woven Postal Eagle, looking to the left and clutching a wreathed swastika.

To the left of the bird is a rubber stamp, also with an eagle and swastika. Sadly it is too faded to easily read.

A nice Postal example here. These aren’t too common anymore.

Excellent Plus. $150.00

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 #39442C Reichsbahn Armband

This Reichsbahn Armband is a beauty, remaining new-like throughout. It is constructed from green cotton that is sewn up the rear.

Woven to the upper portion of the band is an open-winged eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastika. Below this, in black, is the word “Reichsbahn”. Just to the right of the eagle is a rubber stamping of an eagle and swastika that reads “Reichsbahn”, as well as more text I can’t quite make out.

A great Reichsbahn example here, with a very fine stamping.

Mint. $250.00

ARMBANDS #39441C 1st Style RLB Officer’s Armband

This RLB Armband is constructed from blue cotton and is sewn up the rear. The band has a bullion tress strip sewn on the upper and lower edges. In the center is a woven sunburst with the initials “RLB” set atop a swastika.

The reverse of the band is marked “Gesch Gesch”.

A fine RLB example here, in fine condition and with nice toning on the bullion portions.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $250.00

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 #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 #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 #39531 Veteran’s 2nd Style Armband

This Veteran’s 2nd Style Armband is constructed from black wool and is sewn up the rear.

The obverse is in excellent condition, but there reverse has a some minor moth holes. These, of course, do not show if the band is displayed.

Affixed to the obverse is a red shield shield with a black Iron Cross outlined in white. In the center of the cross is a black swastika within two circles.

This armband would make a display example paired with some Veteran’s insignia.

Excellent. $65.00

ARMBANDS #39440 Hilfs-Krankerträger 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 something akin to “Auxiliary stretcher-bearer”. The regular soldiers appointed as Hilfskrankenträger knew only the basics of first aid and remained with their units, as opposed to a full-fledged Krankenträger who was a member of the Sanitätsdienst specifically trained in his role.

The armband is sewn up the rear and is in choice condition.

Mint. $85.00

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 #39438C Party Sleeve Armband

This armband is the very narrow type worn down by the elbow. I believe people involved with sports/refereeing wore this type of band. It is identical to the example shown on page 464 of Littejohn’s “Defending the Reich”.

This example is cotton with a printed white field and black swastika. Rubber stamped to the left of the swastika is “NSDAP”.

A nice example here.

Excellent Plus. $75.00

This band is the usual Political type constructed from red cotton. The red coloration remains bright and there is only minor soiling here and there. This band is sewn up the rear.

The white field and swastika are separately applied.

A nice, standard example here wth some minor period wear.

Excellent Plus. $110.00

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 #39051C Early SS Armband with Reichsführer Cloth Tag

This early SS Armband is initial production, constructed of red wool and sewn up the rear. There is no mothing on this band and it is in perfect condition, with a very deep red color.

Both edges are trimmed in black grosgrain. In the center is a separately applied white field and black swastika.

The inside of the band is complete with the original early cloth tag. This tag is of rectangle of black cotton with silver printing. It reads, “Vom / Reichsführer SS / befohlene Ausführung”. On either side of the last two words are a set of SS runes withing double circles and a RZM marking.

A high class, early SS Armband here, in very choice condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00

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 #38862 Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband

This Deutsche Wehrmacht armband is of all yellow cotton. The armband retains its original bright colors. There is a rubber stamp on the right of the word “Deutsche”, featuring an open-winged eagle.

The words, “Deutsche Wehrmacht” are written in black Bevo yarn in a Gothic style. The armband was definitely worn, showing mild wear and light staining.

These armbands where worn by civilians who aided the German military.

Good. $65.00

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 #38640C Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is in choice condition throughout, appearing to be unissued but without an issue tag.

The band is constructed with tomato red fabric with a white line across the center. Sewn in the middle of the band is a white HJ diamond with a black woven swastika.

An excellent HJ example that would display well.

Near Mint. $140.00

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 #38468 Hitler Youth Armband

This HJ Armband shows some signs of period wear and has a very small tear at the top edge. It also has a little soiling and a couple of very small holes. The reverse of the band has a series of stains.

It is the standard type, of red cotton with a white central stripe. The diamond field is separately applied as is the BeVo swastika.

A good item here if you like battle worn pieces.

Good. $85.00 (#061416)

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 #38324C 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 “21” 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 #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 #38271C SS Woolen Armband with Issue Tag

This armband has very fine red wool which is totally intact and with absolutely no mothing. It is sewn up the rear.

The band, of course, has the black grosgrain stripes on both of the edges. In the center is a white field, being slightly oblong as we like to see. Separately sewn to the field are two stripes of black grosgrain that make up the mobile swastika. It is also interesting to see that the original thread that was used to tack the armband on to the wearer's tunic is still in place throughout the edges of the band.

Inside the band is an off-white paper issue tag with black printing. It features the RZM markings as well as a set of SS runes. There is a rubber stamping which is a little unclear, but it could possibly read “327”. The run number below is “261624”.

A really great, early, original armband here that is sure to please the ardent SS collector.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00

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 #38241 Cotton SA Armband

This SA Armband is in very fine condition. It is constructed from good cotton and is sewn up the rear.

The bright red colors of the material are intact and, in the center, is a separately sewn white field. The field has the usual black BeVo mobile swastika.

An outstanding SA example here that shows little to no wear.

Near Mint. $125.00

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 #37967 Reich Level Political Leader Armband

This Reich Level Political is in choice, new-like condition throughout. The bright red wool of the band is in totally perfect condition. It is trimmed with gold cord on the edges, signifying Reich level status. Below the gold cords are 7mm brocade oak leaves that run the length of the band.

In the center is a white grosgrain field with a separately applied black swastika. Both the field and swastika are trimmed in gold cord. This band is open on the rear. Inside we see the original issue tag. It is made of paper with blue printing, and is rubber stamped with “148” and the run number “172002”.

This armband is as nice as you will ever see; it won't be around long!

Mint. $995.00

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 #32183 NSDAP/SA Cotton Armband

This cotton NSDAP/SA Armband appears unissued and still retains its bright tomato red colors. Sewn to the center is a white cotton field. This field shows a little bit of crudeness in the circular shape of it but nevertheless it is original.

Separately sewn to the field is a black satin mobile swastika also slightly crude but original.

These armbands early on were all made by hand and we do see this less than perfect shaping quite often. A nice armband here.

Mint. $150.00

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 #37765 SA Sports Armband

This SA Sports Armband has sound red cotton construction. On the obverse is a white field with an embroidered gold wreath. A sword is superimposed over a central swastika. This band shows some minor soiling but is still in good condition.

The original paper issue tag is still attached to the reverse of the band, It is rubber stamped “308” and has a run number of “085906”.

A good example of the type.

Excellent. $140.00

ARMBANDS #37606 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This armband is constructed of fine red wool and remains in perfect condition with no mothing. It is sewn up the rear. The band features the crimson color cord on both of the edges. Inward from the edges we see a narrow band of gold brocade leaves, being about half an inch wide. Both rows of leaves are flanked with sewn gold cord.

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 armband shows some mild traces of wear but is unsoiled and has no fray anywhere. It is the type that would have been worn by a Post Leader.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $650.00

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 #33965C SS Greatcoat Woolen Armband with Paper Tag

This SS Woolen Armband is completely pristine throughout. It features bright, red wool colors, being completely moth-free, and crisp. The armband is not sewn up the rear. The field is a slightly oblong, white lined satin with separately constructed black satin swastika. The inside of the armband has the original paper issue tag, with the rubber stamp number "189". The run number is 395102. This paper tag has the RZM and SS runes printed on its surfaces. This armband comes from a quantity that was brought home from a veteran from a warehouse, and acquired by me.

Mint Plus. $495.00 (#012315)

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 #29387 Unissued SA Sports Armbands with Issue Tag

This unissued SA Sports Armband is in perfect condition throughout and was acquired personally by me from an 88 year old 101st airborne veteran. The armband retains its beautiful bright red cotton color and sewn in the center is a white satin round field.

Bevo woven to the white field is a gold colored SA sports badge. This sports badge has a wreath of oak leaves with a Roman broad sword over the center. Below the sword is a mobile swastika. O the inside this armband still has its original blue and white paper tag. It is rubber stamped, “308”. Below this is the run number of the item, “118058”.

Mint. $175.00 (#062713)

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