Political Cap Eagle, 1934 Pattern, NSDAP
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DESCRIPTION: Second pattern (1934), silvered die-stamped alloy national eagle (Hoheitsabzeichen) clutching an oak-leaf wreath which encompasses an embossed, canted swastika on a recessed black painted background field. The left facing eagle features extended, pointed wing tips with an approx 50mm wingspan. Reverse of the eagle is a mirror image of the obverse. Eagle is marked RZM 91 and retains its original two mounting prongs. Used early-on caps of numerous NSDAP organizations such as SS, NSFK, SA, etc. Appears as unused.
BACKGROUND: Allegedly the first pattern Third Reich political national eagle was personally designed by Adolf Hitler himself and was introduced in November 1927. Originally the first pattern eagle was worn on the Kepi by SA and SS personnel and wasn’t adopted for wear by NSDAP political leaders until 1931. Uniform regulations of January 1934 introduced a second pattern political style national eagle. This second pattern, political national eagle was modified in 1936, again in 1937 and a final pattern was introduced in April 1939.