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Old 02-06-2019, 08:35 PM   #61
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that's it. it used to be in a collection in houston. when i saw it it was about 1970-71. interesting it turned out to be bogus. at that time, we had almost no references to speak of. the ones we did have were pretty scarce on factual info.
I had thought that the cut off one was found by Bob Treend? the publisher of D.G.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:53 PM   #62
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Hi,

many thanks echoe and DaveJ for the additional infos !

Bob was on the WAF up to 2012 :

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...er.php?u=10390

He confirmed that he passed "Der Gauleiter" militaria magazine to Leo Watermaier

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...&postcount=147

and now he is operating his own website there :

https://www.germanmilitariacollectibles.com/

Below is a picture of some 1991 "Der Gauleiter" magazine monthly issues.

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Thank you: very interesting. When I first started my research into the BFC (circa 1981-82), the Formans were very interested in what I turned up.


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I used to own the moth eaten example. I got it from a friend that knew I collected SS insignia. It was 100 bucks. Said it was found in the pocket of an Ike jacket in Texas. I had it displayed at the MAX that year 1991 I think. The older dealers liked it, Adrian Forman offered me $5000 for it. I did not take his offer and have since traded it off.
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So, gentlemen, I would respectfully submit that the BFC tab (and indeed the cuff-title too) is the rarest of all the SS insignia because whilst we do know that they existed, and were issued and worn, there is no reliable evidence that anyone has seen a real one since 1945 when the BFC deployed to the Oder Front with the Nordland division.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:24 PM   #65
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Hi,

yes, it is also my opinion. The fact that no good picture surfaced (yet) is the best proof of that.
The second rarest is the Danish flag collar tab in wear in Summer/Fall 1942, but we can't be sure of the "200 copies" said to have been made (i already have 7 originals in archive).
For the Waffen-SS cufftitles, yes "British Free Corps" (again no clear picture exist) then "Charlemagne" and "Arthur Phelps".

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Old 02-08-2019, 02:15 PM   #66
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The second rarest is the Danish flag collar tab in wear in Summer/Fall 1942, but we can't be sure of the "200 copies" said to have been made (i already have 7 originals in archive).
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One went for $5k recently. Still hurts I didn't get it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:30 PM   #67
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Hi,

i know all the owners of the 7 i have in archives.

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Old 02-08-2019, 06:43 PM   #68
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One went for $5k recently. Still hurts I didn't get it.
You wouldn't happen to have a link or know who sold it?

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Hi,

https://www.emedals.com/germany-waff...nco-collar-tab

Worth the price imo...

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https://www.emedals.com/germany-waff...nco-collar-tab

Worth the price imo...

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WOW,
I would have dismissed that as a fake,
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WOW,
I would have dismissed that as a fake,
Thanks
All the next models are fake (especially the "Dachau" look alike ones).

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