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Fake "VolksstRUm' Armband?
Old 09-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Fake "VolksstRUm' Armband?

Saw this for sale online.

Something about it just doesn't look quite right...

VolkssTRUM?

Did the Germans mis-spell it? or did someone ruin an armband, or?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Was there ever such an armband, perhaps with correct spelling?
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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I saw a couple at the MAX show??
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:50 PM   #3
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Any ideas about this band?
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:10 AM   #4
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It appears to have a second spelling problem with an extra "something" between the "R" and "M" in "WEHRMACHT". I don't imagine it's an example of sabotage. WW 2 Ltd. old stock???
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The spelling errors should say enough
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:33 PM   #6
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ahhhrrr

"volksstrum" is komplete wrong " volkssturm" is right.

Sturm = Storm
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:32 PM   #7
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A side note-- a local weatherman on a TV channel has the last name "Strum". Certainly it must have been "Sturm" originally and perhaps got misspelled when the family came to the US who knows when. For a meteorologist that's a double unfortunate spelling.
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He's at it again....
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Question He's at it again....

Well, the first, mis-spelled armband apparently sold...
So, our hero has a couple of different ones up for sale.

Sorry for the small pics, but it's the best I could do.

The first one says "Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht",
and has a a very early-type, small-winged eagle printed on the
left. It's the type one sees on very early SA kepis.
On the right, is printed a Party eagle.

Bonus points for added artwork?

The second one says, simply, "Einsatz Sturm". Note the spacing difference
between the two words, relative to the white circle.

Has anyone seen anything like these before? Is there a remote chance
they are original from WW2, as the dealer claims?

By the way, the condition is immaculate -- why, one could almost say
they look like they were made yesterday!!

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Old 10-02-2019, 09:15 PM   #9
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where are they for sale?
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:37 PM   #10
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Well, the first, mis-spelled armband apparently sold...
So, our hero has a couple of different ones up for sale.

Sorry for the small pics, but it's the best I could do.

The first one says "Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht",
and has a a very early-type, small-winged eagle printed on the
left. It's the type one sees on very early SA kepis.
On the right, is printed a Party eagle.

Bonus points for added artwork?

The second one says, simply, "Einsatz Sturm". Note the spacing difference
between the two words, relative to the white circle.

Has anyone seen anything like these before? Is there a remote chance
they are original from WW2, as the dealer claims?

By the way, the condition is immaculate -- why, one could almost say
they look like they were made yesterday!!

John
This other type of volkssturm has been around for a while from other sources as well, but originality is not for sure 100%. I know someone that claims that one he has is from a relative, but no further information.

The Einsatzsturm could exist, as I have seen examples stamped as such or added pieces of cloth that designate the duty. Attached is a Einsatztrupp modified NSDAP band in a publication from 1968 as an example
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