Neat - albeit tunic-removed and regrettably single - example of so-called: 'SS/SD'-related NCO-pattern shoulderboard (ie.: 'Schulterstück für Unterführer im SD o. Sicherheitsdienst') as used by an SD-official with the rank of: 'SS-Oberscharführer'
This is an attractive - albeit regrettably single but nevertheless not that easily encountered! - example of a clearly used- and/or tunic-removed, so-called: 'SS/SD'-related NCO-pattern shoulderboard (ie.: 'Schulterstück für Unterführer im SD o. Sicherheitsdienst') as was used by an SD-official holding the rank of: 'SS-Oberscharführer' (or: sergeant first-class) and that comes in an overall nice- (ie. clearly used- and/or once tunic-attached-), condition. The shoulderboard - which is constructed from bright-green- (ie. 'hellgrüner'-) coloured- (and woolen-based) cloth and having a black- ie. 'schwarzer'- (ie. NOT darker-brown-!) coloured, 'secondary upper-branchcolour' - comes in a clearly used- and/or worn, condition (as can be seen on the pictures). The fairly 'shiny' appearance of the 'upperdeck' is present and/or nicely preserved (something that is to be expected with a 'Polizei'- ie. SD-related shoulderboard). The board - that shows a single ('Buntmetall'-based- and/or regular-sized) pip attached - is just a bit 'tarnished' and dirty caused by normal age and/or storage for decades (as can be seen on the pictures). The board - which measures approximately 11,2 cms. in length - came without tongue: it was clearly used as a piece of the 'sew-in'-pattern (as can be seen on the pictures). This particular shoulderboard originated from a smaller 'SS/SD'-collection that I recently acquired. Simply an attractive piece of 'SS/SD'-related-insignia that is not that easily found: I deem that I have priced this attractive and truly used NCO-board accordingly!