N007965 NS-RKB CAP VISOR INSIGNIA. (Schirmmützen Abzeichen) 

BACKGROUND: The DRKB, "Deutscher Reichs-Krieger-Bund" (German National-veterans’-association), was formed during WWI, and based on the DKB, "Deutscher Krieger-Bund," originally formed in the 1870s. By 1936 it had incorporated most of the varied veterans’ associations into it, and was itself re-named the NS-RKB, "Nationalsozialistische Reichskriegerbund" (National-socialist State-veterans’-organization), in 1938. 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A stamped metal oval, 22mm wide and 28mm tall, to whose obverse is embossed the outline of the "Kyffhaeuser," a monument to a united Germany located in Saxony, filled in in black enamel with a white enamel background. Beneath the outline of the monument is a red enamel field upon which is embossed a mobile swastika, filled in in black, against a white enamel disk. It hollow-backed reverse is unmarked but has an attachment prong extending from either of its sides. This later pattern insignia would have been affixed to the forward band of the visor cap between an oak leaf surround.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $29.00

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