N022690 1934 PATTERN POLITICAL CAP EAGLE. (Mützen Adler)

BACKGROUND: Allegedly the first pattern Third Reich political national eagle was personally designed by Adolf Hitler himself and was introduced on November 4TH 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 April 1939.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Second pattern (1934), die stamped, alloy, national eagle 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 a roughly 51mm wingspan. Reverse of the eagle is a mirror image of the obverse. Reverse still has all three soldered attachment prongs intact. RZM marked. Nice example.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $178.00

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