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Title Unterscharfuhrer SD epaulettes, collar patch set
Nationality German
Period c 1939-45

This pair is a clean example, probably ex-tailor's shop, of Sicherdienst NCO's insignia. These 'delightful' people were the security service of the SS, responsible for the foreign intelligence activities of the SS under Heidrich and also for his other more sombre business of execution squads in Eastern Europe and occupied Russia.

The Unterscharfuhrer was a grade of NCO roughly equivalent to our sergeant. The headquarters of this organisation was in the Prinz Albrecht Strasse, Berlin, much feared by anyone who fell into their hands.

The condition is superb, the toxic green of the underlay and the variegated bullion piping being the clue to what these are. The plain black collar patch was a mark of the SD. All other units of the SS had either the lightning bolts for insignia, or some other divisional badge.

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

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


Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.

C D, UK, 12.01.2010