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Title Tube of SS issue frost salve
Nationality German
Period c 1942-45
Price £45.00

Marked: 'Frostschutsssalbe // Wehrkreissanitarspack VI // Osnabruck // SS-Packung', also with 'Leere Tuben sammeln' ('collect the empty tubes' - the original recyclers!), this stuff was used to protect the lips and nose from the cold and possibly, in extreme conditions, the feet and hands. It would have been most useful on the Russian Front.

The cork seal inside the lid is present, although it has been opened. However, very little appears to have been used. The salve appears to be similar to a scentless vaseline preparation.

The tube has various nicks and dings, as one might expect, but, considering its age, it is an amazing survivor.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Equipment : Third Reich : SS Police Fire]

testimonials

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005

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