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Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance

Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance
Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance
Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance
Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance
Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance
Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance
Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance

Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance

Flemish-SS Belt Buckle | Provenance


Today, few original examples of the Flemish-SS belt buckle are known to exist. Not surprising when one looks at the low membership numbers of this organisation at the time.


Flemish-SS buckle manufactured in steel. The buckle with central slightly raised SS Runes within a wreath of oakleaves with a German style dimpled background. The reverse with a metal double prong attachment, and a brass fastener. Weight 44g.

Condition report: The buckle in very good towards excellent condition. Probably unissued and with storage age only. Some general age patination and a few spots of rust.

Scarcity factory: 10/10

Notes: Belgium has always been internally divided into two diverse groups of peoples and regions, the Flemish and the Walloon’s. In Antwerp, two former members of the main Flemish right-wing pro-Fascist party, Ward Hermans and René Lagrou, formed an independent pro-nazi, group modeled after the German, Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), entitled, "Algemeene Schutsscharen Vlaanderen, (General-SS Flanders). The policy of the ASV was greater German control in Flanders. The Algemeene Schutsscharen Vlaanderen were outfitted in uniforms which were very similar to the German Allgemeine-SS uniforms with different insignia. In October 1942 Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler brought the Algemeene Schutsscharen Vlaanderen under the control of the SS and re-designated it as, Germanische SS in Vlaanderen, (Germanic SS in Flanders). Although membership of the overall Germanische SS exceeded 3500.  The Vlaanderen-Korps had a membership of approximately 500.

Provenance: This belt buckle, along with other war souvenirs were brought back at the end of the Second World War by Lieutenant Peter (Pady) Yateman MC,  late of the 12th Bn, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC). In 2007 Yateman sold his war souvenirs to a collector, who has remained the custodian of them from 2007 until consigning them to us in 2022. A signed document details the items, and how they were acquired directly from Yateman. There is also a copy of a page from the local British Legion detailing Yateman's war history.

Additional notes: See also the SS Vlaanderen-Korps cuff title (our inventory code g009621). This, and the Flemish SS belt buckle were probably found in the same stores when Yateman was fighting in Belgium. The epaulette and Iron Cross (also picked up by Yateman, have our stock code g009623.

Price: SOLD

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