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I officially proclaim this is one of the top 5 Honor rings out there... For me it has it all:

An early pattern
Just enough wear to show he didn't keep it at home,,,he wore this baby!
Winner of high combat and party awards
An famous/infamous SS man.
Ron has files and files on him..

I don't know the order or which the other 4 would be,,,but for me certainly top 5er!

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With all the discussions going on about cast or die techniques, thought it would be nice to look at a nice historical ring again ( no I am not bragging!).
Ron

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hi ron
dont worry about bragging about the bittich ss honor ring its a very historical honor ring bittisch has a great record to go with it thanks god bless andy militarynut

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Man,, IF I had that ring I'd go bragging about it all the time.. Smartest thing you did was years ago authenticate it, get his name out and then the counterfeiters left it alone..

It's a great 1st pattern HR with a great history.. You welcome to post new photos what ever you like,,there can't be too many!,,Than Ron..,G.

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Since Operation Market Garden is at this time, I thought I would bring this up again in case new members may have missed something. Bittrich was the 2nd SS Panzer Corp commander.
Ron

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Tanker, Nice ring! Thanks for bringing back to the top.

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I know folks get tired of seeing things over and over, but didn't have anything else to do so I thought I would looked back through and read again. Hope new collectors will enjoy. For me , a nice break from the manufacturing controversy. Here a re a couple of pics of Bittrich at Mauthausen.
If mods feel I am being to repetitive, please feel free to deleted any of my unnecessary post. Take care to all, Ron

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At Mauthausen!,, Wow, what a shot...

Looks like his left hand is bandaged [?].. That a Deutchland cufftitle?, And, is that a Wound badge on his left pocket?


* I just saw on page 2 a nice close up. He does have the 1st pattern Wound Badge so that could be what we see on this Mauthausen photo..

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Yes, it is a WW1 black wound badge. He was wounded twice in WW1. You will some pics of him wearing his WW1/WW2 awards together.
The injury/bandaged hand was during his days Regiment "Deutschland" commander. The pic at Mauthausen was in June 41.

Yes, that is the WW1 WB
Here is a link to his WW1 flying unit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdstaffel_37

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Always a pleasure to see anything with this ring. New photos always welcomed..

Man!, that SA / SS pocket/breast insignia has got to be one of the rarest pieces of insignia there is!

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My home made ring container. Sorry for the over posting. smile

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Ron,, you never have to apologize to show that ring!! That HR checks all the boxes for me.. Excellent HR,,,dare I say it? a one looker!

* Yeah maybe a nice updated shot,,even just a couple,,,a nice frontal etc.,, we have the new photo sizes now too! whistle wink

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Thank you Gaspare. I think the best close ups I could ever do are the first 3/4 pics on page one. Not sure how I got them that close up and clear, but never could do it again but fortunately saved. Ron

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Indeed a very amazing and important piece of history! I am quite jealous. I wish I had a container like that for my TK ring!

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That’s the holy grail to me. Everyone has theirs, but this one is the holy of Holies to me

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Thank you gentlemen for the support and compliments. Ron

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Hope there will be some HR's at the SOS.

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Ron,

just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure to refresh my memory looking again at this superb piece of history.

Ric

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Thank you. Most kind. Glad folks still enjoy it and the history. Ron

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