German WWII or Pre-war Political Leaders tunic. Typlical Political leader tan twill wool tunic. This ones white piped for Kreis level. Tunic is the open neck style, has upper pleated pockets and solid lower pockets. Four button front, all buttons are the PL style with gilt finish and RZM M5/82 markings on the backs. Tunic is white piped on the collar, and the collar tabs are machine sewn on. Tabs are Brown velvet with white piping and gilt eagle, oak leaf and single leaf bar underneath for the rank of Ober-Abschnittsleiter. On the front left breast pocket, there are loops for a medium ribbon bar, the one is the photo is included with the tunic. There are several loops for medals and a set of loops Vertical usually for the golden party badge. On the sleeve is the NSDAP party armband for Political leaders, white piped and upper and lower gilt woven leafs, the band still has the RZM tag on the back for a Leiter einer Hauptstelle, its sewn on the top and lightly sewn on the bottom. There is moth damage to the armband, but its not as bad as the photo shows, the close up picture brings it out more then seen when the tunic is displayed. Golden brown liner is full with the stripped off white sleeve liners. This tunic had a tailors tag in the neck which is since gone, no RZM tag is the pocket. This most likely means the tunic is strictly private tailor made as the missing label shows and never had the RZM tag, this tunic most likely was an early one and was updated for the 1939 regulations. Having had several high ranking PL tunics over the years only one had the RZM tag, the others only had tailor labels. Tunic does show normal use, some wear around the neck inner, but minor, no mothing to the tunic itself. Liner has a few pricks to the material, very minor as the photos show, this was worn. If this tunic was mint, the price would be MUCH higher, still a nice tunic.
German Pre-War NSDAP Leaders brownshirt. This ones nice. Political Leaders Brownshirt, in excellent condition. Lightblue piped for Ortsgruppen level, rank of a Block leader. The collar tabs are the low rank tabs, also Lightblue piped with the Swastika tape trim. Shirt has all matching RZM marked Political leaders buttons in Silver. All the buttons are held on with Brass rings which is proer for this early shirt. Pebbled belt ramps all along the bottom edge are also Brass. Cuff buttons are same with a Brass ring holding them together. The Brownshirt has the rare RZM tag for PL Leaders with the early PL eagle stamped on it, tag is great no damage. Also inside are the RZM ink stampings in the middle of the back and also on the collar back. This is a top example of this style Brownshirt. Its just missing the NSDAP Party armband, which slips on the sleeve, easy to replace!
An Unissued Political set of Y-Straps. Unissued, and mint these are Y-Straps used by the SA, NSDAP and other PL Orgs. Light brown leather, light weight set. The buckles are the proper pebbled style, and all three snap hooks are pebbled and DRGM and RZM M5/289 stamped on back. Also on one strap is the makers name RARE. From a large horde found many years ago in Austria.
Another rare SA uniform set, SA Bergrock (mountain) uniform set. Matching tunic and trousers, and both are UNISSUED. Never worn and never had insignia on them. For SA troops, The Bergrock set, or Mountain uniform set starts with the tunic. Short cut wool tunic has only the upper pockets, open neck style the arms or sleeves have inside cotton liners that are elastic around the wrists, only on the Bergrock tunics. Tunic has fantastic RZM tag inside, stamped BERGROCK. The tunic is unissued and has no mothing or damage. The trousers are a mountain troop style, Side pockets woth flaps, ahd the legs tapper at the bottom and have draw strings. They also have the mint RZM tag inside. Just a note, this set is unissued, and all sets that have been for sale over the years were a wharehouse find, all unissued, no insignia, if you see a mint set with tabs and boards, most likely its done postwar. The only tunics I have seen that would be considered original with insignia were well worn. The Bergrock set is a rare set to find anymore.
Rare of the Rare SA Officers tunic and trousers. This an extemely rare find, and what makes it really rare is the fact that its a matching set! Summer weight cotton twill tunic and trousers, tunic is brown twill, and features Rear Belt buttons and belt ramps. Silver pebbled buttons on it are solid back and RZM marked! Collar is open neck style, and has sewn on tabs Red based, first is the "Mrh" collar tab for Staff, the other side is Officer rank for Untersturmfuhrer, both silver wire piped. Next is the ORIGINAL to this tunic Party armband hand sewn on the sleeve. Has loops for one medal which is included. Tunic is gold fine cotton lined and has the remains of the tailors tag in the neck. Not named. Has shoulderboards, sewn in and are also Staff red based and silver cord tops. Next are the matching trousers, made of the exact same cotton material and features the riding style cut, and button up and the calfs. Something different to both items, are hand sewn white tags small in size and both have numbers on them, maybe cleaning tags? or Tailor tags?. Both tunic and trousers show use, this was a worn set AND is an UNTOUCHED set, all insignia is original to this tunic! Therer are several small "picks" to the material on both, some little holes here and there I do not know if its from wear of storage. This set have been there, is Staff ranked and is Summer weight to boot! You will not find a set like this anywhere. Rare SA!
A pair of early SA trousers. These are well worn and they show it! They came with an early SA Brown shirt that was also well worn. There original and made of cotton, and have the laces or ties at the calfs, small waist and no markings as is normal with early SA items. True Old Fighters pants, and well worn!
Here's something you don't see, a removed SA Greatcoat collar. Taken off a coat, its complete, full length used, shows wear but would be good for a repair to another coat. SA brown top, plus you can see where the collar tabs were.