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Title NSDAP leader's arm band
Nationality German
Period c 1940

This is a fine example of an Ortsgruppenleiter's armband, the pale blue edging indicating Ort level of party leadership, and is complete with party tax tag. Never having been made up, it has obviously been looted from a tailor's shop, and survived in a veteran's collection, carefully folded away out of sunlight.

The inner circle and swastika are made of ribbed silk, the red cloth field of superfine broadcloth with only minor traces of moth tracking here and there. The oak leaf motif is in flat gold thread woven into the body of the cloth. The swastika and surrounding field are further enhanced by gold bullion wire.

These bands were worn by the so-called 'goldene fasanen' (golden pheasants), the party bigwigs who ran German civil administration in the name of the party. There are 38 varieties of NSDAP leadership arm bands, a true challenge for the serious collector!

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Tunics : Third Reich : Party]


Hi.recived the svt 40 bayonet today.great item.

P L, Sweden, 06.08.2012

The bayonet is a splendid addition to my collection...

C T, UK, 03.12.2008