Original WWII German NSDAP (Nazi) Party Leader’s ORTSGRUPPE LEVEL, GROUP LEADER’S Arm Band Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The NSDAP had utilized the basic identifying swastika armbands as early as 1922 to be worn by party members at all rallies or political functions. Shortly afterwards, (circa 1923), Political Leader’s began wearing a new pattern armband with additional stripes that indicated functional positions within the party. In 1939 a second pattern of Political Leader’s armbands were introduced which denoted administrative or operational functions and level of government. Nice quality, multi-piece wool Velvet and rayon construction Ortsgruppe level, operational armband. Armband features a heavy red wool base with central, white, ribbed rayon circular field with canted, machine woven swastika to center. Both the white circular field and the swastika are bordered in gilt/gold (high quality) bullion threads and swastika has a gold colored metal political style rank pip to center. The armband has a central, machine woven, horizontal strip of repeating gold gilt celleon oak-leaves, with dual gilt wire piping borders to both top and bottom edges. Top and bottom of armband is bordered in light blue rayon piping with a secondary gold gilt wire piping. The armband represents an Ortsgruppenleiter (Local group leader), and was the highest rank at the Ortsgruppe level. Has some mothing (as many of these do) otherwise good condition. Priced accordingly for the condition. Brought home by a U.S. 3rd Infantry Division solider (see photo) of Veteran. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Nice example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.