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A Very Rare Early NSDAP (Nazi) Party S.A. Kepi Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History


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$845.00

A Very Rare Early NSDAP (Nazi) Party S.A. Kepi Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History.  The SA, “Sturmabteilung” (Storm-troops), were originally formed in August of 1921 as a protective guard unit for the political leaders of the fledgling NSDAP, “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei” (National-socialist German Worker’s-party). As with the Nazi party, the SA was structured along para-military lines. Most of its recruits were from the ranks of the various “Freikorps” groups of the day, composed mainly of disgruntled ex-soldiers, and they were first utilized at a Nazi party meeting in Munich in November of 1921. Originally, members of the SA had no official headgear, and most wore a grey, Austrian-style ski cap until the introduction of the soft kepi in 1924. It was modified in 1929, taking, effectively, its final “coffee can” form. A tan cotton twill kepi with a flat crown, semi-stiff sides and visor. There are two ventilation just below the crown edge to either side. Nice original 1927 pattern eagle and gilt button. Original chinstrap and buttons are complete. The kepi’s short, stiff visor is covered in tan cotton twill. The interior crown is lined in brown oilcloth. A bit of loss to the inside oilcloth. Complete alkor sweatband. Roughly a size 56. Very Rare! Very Early!  100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided.