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Month: July 2016

Newsletter No 208 July 25, 2016

Newsletter No 208 July 25, 2016

The SS Standard Bearer’s Gorget M-38 by Dr. Frank Thayer From its inception, SS standard bearers wore the SA gorget but on September 11, 1938, a new gorget was introduced for SS wear. The RZM logo and manufacturer’s code were stamped into the center tang. The gorget, stamped out of nickle-silver, was 19cm wide by 13.5 cm in height. The chain-link suspension was similar in design to the suspension links of the SS dagger, M-36 in that there were alternating…

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Newsletter 206 July 11, 2016

Newsletter 206 July 11, 2016

The Broken Sword: Deceit and Destruction in Florida July 7, 2016 By Alicia Fong MCR News From: Laura Hawkins [mailto:firearms@affiliatedauctions.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:30 AM To: Vermont Trotter Subject: . We also just received the sword, it is magnificent !!! In September of 2015, Vermont Trotter, a resident of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, sent a valuable historical sword to the Affiliated Auction house of Tallahassee, Florida. He did so at their request. The firm had been recommended to Mr….

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Newsletter No. 205 July 6, 2016

Newsletter No. 205 July 6, 2016

We are presenting a partial copy of the German catalog from the Armeemarinehouses of 1914. This catalog listed all of the uniforms and equipment available to officers of the German Imperial Army and Navy at the outbreak of war. As a good part of this lengthy catalog merely lists items without illustration, we have selected all of the illustrations and are showing these in abbreviated but convenient form. And to answer various queries from collectors about the products and appearances…

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