Original German NSDAP (Nazi Party) Political Leader “ORTSGRUPPE” LEVEL COMMUNITY LEADER’S COLLAR TAB. (Kragenspiegel) Certified
Original German NSDAP (Nazi Party) Political Leader “ORTSGRUPPE” LEVEL COMMUNITY LEADER’S COLLAR TAB. (Kragenspiegel) Certified. The NSDAP, “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei” (National-socialist German Workers’-party), was originally founded, in Munich, in January of 1919. Known then as the DAP, “Deutsche Arbeiterpartei” (German Workers’-party), when Adolf Hitler joined it, in the autumn of 1919, he set about reforming what was basically a debating society into an active political party. Appointed as its first chairman in July of 1921, Hitler restructured the party along para-military lines in four ascending levels of government, consisting of the “Ortsgruppe,” the “Kreisleitung,” the “Gauleitung,” and the “Reichsleitung,” with each group being distinguished by a specific color of piping on the collar tabs and visor cap. Uniform regulations for Nazi political leaders were addressed as early as 1920, underwent numerous modifications, and were largely finalized by May of 1939. “Ortsgruppe” level collar tabs, as indicated by its post-1938 blue piping and light brown velvet base. It is the fourth pattern, as worn between 1939-45, featuring a gilt-washed alloy national eagle, clutching a wreathed, static swastika in its talons. Four gilt-washed alloy “pips,” each of which have small eagles surmounting static swastikas embossed to their centers. These indicated the rank of a “Gemeinschaftleiter” (Community-leader). Nice example showing the expected minor age and wear overall good condition. In Excellent but used condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE artifact! don’t miss it! Excellent CONDITION! . Great example!