Wednesday, September 2, 2015

So apparently this was stamped about five years after the dissolution of the Sturmabteilung in June of 1930?


SA. der NSDAP.
Standarte J 21
Weißenfels, Klosterstraße 8

Sturmabteilung der Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
Standarte J[ägerstandarte] 21
Weißenfels, Klosterstraße 8



     Cf. this wry comment on the Kyrieleis forgeries, at just the point at which they were being recognized as such: 
The good A. Döring, who in 1835 acquired an Aulus Gellius, would never have allowed himself to dream that after him [Martin] Luther might immortalize himself in that [same] volume as well. 
Der gute A. Döring, er 1835 einen Aulus Gellius erwarb, liess sich wohl nicht träumen, dass nach ihm auch Luther sich in diesem Bande verewigen würde. 
(Otto Aug. Schulz, “Ein unerhörter Schwindel mit Luther autographen,” Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen 13 (1896):  511 (510-513), translation mine).

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