Superb - and fully matching! - pair of RAD- (ie. 'Reichsarbeitsdienst') hand-embroidered, officers'-type collar-tabs (of the 2nd pattern) as mounted onto a velvet-based background as was intended for a higher-ranked RAD-officer ('höhere Führer')
The very attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - RAD- (ie. 'Reichsarbeitsdienst') hand-embroidered collar-tab pair (ie. 'Kragenspiegelsatz für höhere Führer des Reichsarbeitsdienstes') was intended for usage by a higher-ranked RAD-officer (ie. 'Arbeitsführer bis Oberarbeitsführer' comparable with the ranks of: 'Major' to: 'Oberst') and comes in a never used- ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued, conditon. The pair on offer here is of the second-pattern type (as was used between the years 1936 and 1941) and is constructed from the specific, black-coloured- and/or: typical 'velvet-type' wool. The pair shows extraordinary hand-embroidery and is constructed from silver-toned 'braid' as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). The attractive collar-tab-pair - which shows the beige-brownish coloured- and buckram-based 'backings' as to be expected - was simply never used nor tunic-attached: it just shows some minimal age ie. staining simply caused by decades of storage only (as can be seen on the pictures). This pair originated from a smaller RAD-related insignia-collection I recently acquired for the web-site. It should be noted that these RAD-related, officers'-type collar-tab-sets as were intended for: 'RAD-Führer des höhere Dienstes' can easily be graded: 'fairly scarce'. I deem that this attractive pair is accordingly priced!