SS Veterinarian Sleeve Diamond

Condition: Near Mint

Measurements: Approximately 2 3/4 Inches Tall by 2 Inches Wide

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Product Description: This is SS Veterinarian Sleeve Diamond is a great example, unissued, in near mint condition. It is an enlisted style, and features a snake emblem neatly executed in silver thread. The emblem is machine woven on a base of black wool. This was worn by SS personnel with an occupational assignment of veterinary medicine. This example has some very minor age toning and is otherwise just as it was when it left the factory. It has no mothing or damage and has never been sewn on a uniform. This was purchased from Ron Weinand, who got this in a Dachau hoard from a retired US Army Colonel on Patton’s staff. The construction and materials on this are textbook Dachau production. This SS Veterinarian Sleeve Diamond measures approximately 2 3/4 inches tall by 2 inches wide.

Historical Description:  The uniforms worn by the various SS branches before and during WWII used a variety of insignia to indicate rank, unit assignment, and role, including collar tabs and shoulder boards, cuff titles, and sleeve diamonds. The sleeve diamonds were initially authorized in October 1935. Each had a distinctive letter, symbol or emblem, with its own unique meaning. SS sleeve diamonds were used to indicate which SS organization the wearer was assigned to, specific roles of SS personnel, special achievements such as proficiency in sports or marksmanship, or to recognize former service in other Nazi Party organizations. Some diamonds were specific to certain SS branches, such as the Allgemeine-SS, Waffen-SS, or the SS-Totenkopfverbände. Other sleeve diamonds could be worn by a member of any SS branch. The materials and construction of original sleeve diamonds varied. Some were either hand-embroidered or machine-embroidered on black wool, while others were “Bevo” machine woven on a rayon base. Generally, silver-gray thread embroidery was used for enlisted ranks and NCOs, while officers wore hand embroidered wire bullion. Diamonds could be edged with silver-colored twisted wire cord for officers, or black and silver twisted cord for NCOs. Originals existed with paper or cloth RZM tags on the reverse, or were unlabeled. In total, there were dozens of different types and variations of these made between 1935-45. Some were produced in limited numbers, and others are more commonly encountered today, but all are desirable and collectible pieces of SS regalia.


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