SS BeVo Runic Tab

Condition: Excellent

Pattern: BeVo


SKU: C3039 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This SS BeVo Runic Tab is an outstanding and textbook original example of this desirable, iconic collar tab variant. This is factory made with Bevo style machine weaving, and is an issue type that would typically have been worn by enlisted men and NCOs of the Waffen-SS. These Bevo collar tabs are generally associated with later war production. This one is tunic removed which is always a nice bonus. The front features the runic emblem of the SS, woven in silver-gray thread on a black backing. The back of the tab shows the folded thin rayon edges of the woven emblem, and a typical white lattice stiffener. There are no stains, tears, holes or other damage to note. This SS BeVo Runic Tab would be very hard to upgrade, and remains in wonderful, excellent condition.




Historical Description: Collar insignia, in the form of collar tabs (Kragenspiegel) or simple woven Litzen, were very widely used by many German civil, political, military and paramilitary organizations, before and during WWII. In some cases, for example on collar tabs of the Luftwaffe, the collar insignia were rank specific, with devices or rank Tresse that changed as a soldier was promoted. In other cases, such as the pre-1938 Litzen used on enlisted field tunics of the German Army, the collar insignia had no rank identifier, but bore “Waffenfarbe” branch colors that identified a soldier’s unit type. Some German collar insignia were adorned with unit or branch specific metal emblems, while others featured hand or machine embroidery, and still others were made using hand applied wire bullion. Less commonly, collar insignia emblems could be directly applied to the collar itself, rather than being a removable patch. Collar insignia intended for field use was often different from the formal dress insignia used by the same organization. It is no exaggeration to say that many hundreds of different collar patterns were in use during the Third Reich, with some organizations having multiple patterns as regulations changed during the 1933-45 period. Some collar insignia, which was mass produced for large organizations, remains relatively common today, while other insignia types such as those for officers of the highest ranks, or for small organizations, are very scarce.



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