SS Private Purchase Ring.

The Devils Bank
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SS Private Purchase Ring.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:40 pm

Finally got this ring just after Christmas, and I just love it.

This " gorilla" type ring was quite recently found in a SS NORD Bunker near Kiestinki, Finland.

SS Nord was the 6th SS Gebirgsjäger Mountain Division "Nord".

It was stationed in Finland and northern Russia between June and November 1941.

It fought in Karelia, until the Moscow Armistice in September 1944, when the Division was transferred.

By the end of 1941, it had suffered heavy casualties.

Obviously a private purchase example, popular to that era, it's lucky to have been found in this (cleaned up) condition.

Finland was co-belligerent with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union, and was dependent on food, fuel and armament shipments from Germany.

In spite of this, Finland retained an independent democratic government.

Stamped 800, this is the level of Silver.

Fantastic.. =p~
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muckaroon1960
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Re: SS Private Purchase Ring.

Postby muckaroon1960 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:01 am

That's a great ring. Are you going to wear it? I've been looking for a skull ring similar to the one Keith Richards wears in Pirates of the Caribbean. :thumbsup:

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Re: SS Private Purchase Ring.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:33 am

Well done Pete :thumbsup:

Regards Mark

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Re: SS Private Purchase Ring.

Postby Dave_Holden » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:15 am

This is a nice ring Pete, I like it a lot. Great detail and its important to look inside of these sort of rings and its very typical of the way they were hand-rolled and panned - fine example and if only again it could talk :thumbsup:

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Re: SS Private Purchase Ring.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:19 pm

I would have loved to have known it's history Dave.

As you say, if only it could talk.. :ymsigh:

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