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jvanzo 07-22-2010 09:28 AM

Woven Volkssturm armband
 
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I'm almost afraid to ask, but what do you gentlemen think of this Bevo style woven Volkksturm Wehrmacht armband?

Diane 07-25-2010 06:25 PM

BeVo Volksturm Armand - Neat!
 
Wow!

I like it. Unusual to say the least. If it were offered to me I'd buy it!


MfG,


Diane


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Bob Hritz 07-25-2010 07:32 PM

Original Volksturm leaders armband.

Congratulations, I have sought one of those for years, without success.

Bob Hritz

Jody 07-25-2010 08:30 PM

Volksturm Armband
 
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Originally Posted by Bob Hritz (Post 4134399)
Original Volksturm leaders armband.

Congratulations, I have sought one of those for years, without success.

Bob Hritz

Hello,
Bob has said it all. These are real and very rare. One was offered to me back in the mid-80's (Tom Schutt had it) and I turned it down because it was too much-$45. I regret not picking it up.

This is a good example of an item being very rare, yet it is not too exspensive and very little people know about them. This makes three now that I have seen.

Regards,
Jodythumbsup

Richard P 07-25-2010 09:36 PM

That is the first one I have ever seen...but then I routinely ignore them so I probably never would have seen one without you posting. Very nice and thanks for posting.

Richard

ETN 07-25-2010 10:44 PM

Nice. I would love to find one of these myself.

nutmeg 07-26-2010 12:14 AM

I have never seen that before either and I've bought tons of the printed from estates for years!

jvanzo 07-26-2010 09:59 AM

How much is it worth today?
 
It's nice to hear that it's an original one. I was going to make a Volkssturm uniform impression with it, but now that you guys say it's an original leader's armband, I believe it should rest in a collection rather than a fake display. What would be a fair asking price?

Jody 07-26-2010 10:58 AM

Volksturm
 
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Originally Posted by jvanzo (Post 4135118)
It's nice to hear that it's an original one. I was going to make a Volkssturm uniform impression with it, but now that you guys say it's an original leader's armband, I believe it should rest in a collection rather than a fake display. What would be a fair asking price?

Hello,
I feel you have the advantage. Most folks don't know what it is. I would offer what a mint standard one goes for plus 10%.

Lets face it, as rare as it is, it is not worth a ton of money either to most collectors.

Regards,
Jodythumbsup

JamesUS 07-26-2010 01:27 PM

Since it is uncommon and in such good condition, I would say $80 low $150 high for this piece.

Craig W.C. Brown 07-29-2010 10:02 AM

Have had one for years; Weitze offered one a couple of years ago for (I think) for about 250 Euros...
How do we know it is specifically for a VS leader and precisely what VS rank is meant by "VS leader"?
Seems to me it could be a scarce (early?) production variant.

bertastan 08-03-2010 11:16 AM

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Here is mine I got a few years ago.
Stan

bertastan 08-03-2010 11:16 AM

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jvanzo 08-04-2010 11:41 PM

It's SOLD
 
I sold the armband

John T 12-06-2012 02:25 PM

These bevo ones are interesting. I wonder if they have any association with SS instructors.

Dmv 12-06-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by John T (Post 5624294)
These bevo ones are interesting. I wonder if they have any association with SS instructors.

John, why do you have that thought on this old topic?

John T 12-07-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Dmv (Post 5624545)
John, why do you have that thought on this old topic?

oh, just speculation because the quality of the material and the look of these pieces with the satin sheen reminds me of cuff-titles, really something not brought out in the above photos,

John

August 09-10-2019 11:20 AM

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I recently bought the book "Hitler's Last Levy - The Volkssturm 1944-45," by Hans Kissel. On page 104 there is a photo of Kreisleiter Meil wearing a VS armband which
appears to have the sheen and stiffness of a woven example discussed here.

Please excuse the rough scan of the photo (it's a bit clearer in the book) but here is perhaps a record of these rare armbands being worn?

NickG 09-10-2019 12:07 PM

Nice catch! Yes you are right! Definitely not a printed one! High quality!
Nick

kyles bullets 10-08-2019 10:26 AM

There was a great thread on these on WRF, where a member discovered the type style used on these bands had not been designed until the 80's. Have since tried finding the thread, and the post was deleted from the thread for whatever reason.


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