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Allgemeine & Waffen SS -
SS Panzer Member's Runic Breast Badge Mitglied Brustrune Abzeichen
Item #: JMC5
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Hand embroidered SS runes in bright silver/aluminum wire threads on a cut-out black wool base. The base is roughly, 45mm tall and 35mm wide. The badge is in overall good condition with small areas of light nap wear to the black wool base and minor age tarnish to the runes. Scarce runic breast badge. This is part of a small early SS grouping as seen in the photos. Other items included a rare black cloth former SS members runic insignia, 1SS tab with 1 being removed, early SS NCO shoulder board and finally the EM knot.
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler’s obsession with pagan runic symbolism manifested itself in runic emblems used by the SS, the most famous of which was the dual sig-runes used on the collar tabs and helmets decals of the SS. The dual sig-runes design was initiated by SS-Sturmhauptführer and graphic artist Walter Heck in May 1933, who sold his design to the SS for 2.50 Reichs Marks. The runic SS breast badge was originally introduced on January 16TH 1937 for wear by former Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), personnel serving with the Ordnungspolizei, (Order Police). In July 1943 wear of the runic SS breast badge was extended to all full fledged SS personnel who were serving in one of the Waffen-SS units that were not entitled to wear the SS runic collar tab such as the 4.SS-Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division, the 7.SS-Freiwillingen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen", the 11.SS-Freiwillingen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Nordland", and the 13.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Handschar", among others. The runic breast badge was to be worn beneath the left breast pocket on the service and field uniforms. The SS runic breast badge was worked on a police green, a field-grey and a black wool base for wear on the appropriate colored uniforms.
Price: $600.00 USD (Sale Pending)