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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

The parcel arrived today and I am delighted. It feels such a privilege to be holding a piece of history.

G C, UK, 14.03.2017

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

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