This is the state of the SS in March 1935: the document is a mimeographed page (clearly approved at the Unit level for this rank), announcing Kastenbutt’s promotion (he served with the Leibstandarte) from SS-Mann to SS-Sturmmann. Nothing fancy, just a practical little document on standard paper, certified with a stamp and the ink stamped signature of SS-Obergruppenführer “Dietrich”. The paper is somewhat greyed from age, with discoloration around each hole of the two-hole punch along the left side; the title “LEIBSTANDARTE SS ADOLF HITLER” is lightly faded, with the "LEIB-" portion mostly gone. Very neat historical piece.
- Item #: D-260