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Title NSDAP (party) cap eagle, 2nd model
Nationality German
Period c 1936-45

These were introduced around about 1936 and may well have been made right up until the closing stages of the war. Typically seen on SA sports kepis and occasionally on the peaked service cap, it was replaced by a later model with a longer wing span somewhere in the early 1940s.

This is made of pressed tin with a zinc finish. Originally it may have been gilt, as zinc is notorious for absorbing any silver/gilt wash. Its condition is average for this sort of piece, with rust to the reverse. One of the prongs is missing.

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

[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Party]


Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

The packet has arrived safely and the content is very nice!

R P, Italy, 08.02.2008