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  1. Thanks Kenny Andrew, Leon21 and phantom ! Kenny, Yes, good observation, we see these cut down for various reasons, the most common is that they were hand sewn on usually by the recipient and would have been worn on the left sleeve. They are also seen on 'Greatcoats' whether or not regulation which in my opinion would have a larger circumference than that of the tunic so, the length does vary on some, usually it is at a bout 41mm or so. I have also noticed the Emsland award document ( there were a few different types ) have the cuff title cut down and placed with the document or group photograp
  2. Hello, I hope all has been well here. This is my newest piece, The Emsland Cuff Title. I will add more info soon.. G
  3. Hello, A bit late to the party.. Fritz, the first armshield 10/165 would be Gau XVI Westfalen-Nord, Coesfeld I looked at he the photo that is partially obscured and these are most likely based on 5/320 and following, Gau XXXII Westmark 5/320 Grunstadt and Kandel 5/321 Fehringen and Waldfischbach 5/322 Kitzinger and Illingen 5/323 Dillingen (Saar) 5/324 Kandel 5/325 Eschenbach 5/328 Saargemunden and Kirkel There is no mention of a 5/326 or 327 but that may be yet to be discovered. Leon21, you mention 4/256 on picture three which is Gau XXV Hess
  4. This is a RAD Spanierschloss ( Cape Chain ) as worn by the Arbeitsdienst. One is shown in the F.W. Assman catalog, although the makers of RAD items usually offered similar if not identical items, the piece shown here may have been produced by a different Co.
  5. This is the hollow back variant of the Niedersachsen-Ost traditions mutzenabzeichen, Same look but with different weight and a pin clasp instead of the four prongs usually encountered. Overall a nice piece that will fit nicely in the collection.
  6. I purchased this planchett several years ago and have been looking for the tinnie that goes with it for just as long, I found one, a very great condition, heavy and full of detail match.
  7. I have been searching for this one for several years, and when it arrives I will show you why it was needed in my collection.. Till then…. G
  8. A new find and a extremely hard one to acquire..
  9. I was able to secure a few more for my collection, these are very hard to find in any condition and I consider myself very fortunate to have these to share with the group.. Enjoy !! G
  10. I recently had the opportunity to pick up some tinnies I had been looking / searching for.. The last two are still on the way.. Been busy aet work and hope all is well here, I will check back in soon.. G
  11. Fritz, Yes they are all mine except for one.. Arbeitsgau XXIX.. And yes Niedersachsen-Ost is still prevalent today as stated.. G
  12. Here are a few of the RAD traditions, I will post more and the information that describes them in more detail soon.. G
  13. Thank you , leon21, Your document of the Freiwilliger Id booklet for the FAD is as always great deal of information in such a small item, Yes the Meldeamt office was 1 for Bremen as stamped and it seems Max was at Arbeitsgau XXVII, Abt. 5/173 Honor name "Julius Langbehn der Rembrandtdeutsche" located in Harpstedt not far from Bremen and the Schwalbennester or swallows nest on the shoulders of the tunic represent a Musiker or musician.. I have no picture of the arbeitsdienstlager at this time but will make a note if found.. Many Thanks... G
  14. Hello, I collect Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) items and try to track known lagers ( Camps / Barracks ) using period photographs, Dienststellenabzeichen ( Armshields) and other documents.. For instance.. The photo of 2/312 is Gau XXXI Oberrhein, Abt. 2 "Feldmarschall Keith" as honor name located in Suggerath.. I also like to track down RAD locations based on then and now.. In a nutshell, if you wish to join me I would like the company, I am also an Admin. of a Rad research group and a Admin of a general RAD collectors / information page.. Hope to meet you soon... G
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