Product Description: This DAF Pole Topper is a very impressive display object, that depicts the distinctive cogwheel and swastika emblem of the German national labor union. It’s a desirable, high quality, early production piece, made of heavy brass that still retains nearly all of the original silver plating. The plated finish has eye-catching luster, with a light, even age patina throughout. There is no maker mark. At the bottom of this attractive pole topper, the threaded steel finial stud that would have been used to affix this to a flag pole is complete and intact. There is no significant damage to note. It’s a very nice and choice example of a DAF Pole Topper, that remains in excellent plus overall condition.
Historical Description: Virtually all the myriad military, civil, political, and paramilitary uniformed organizations in existence during the Third Reich had their own flags and standards as part of their organizational regalia. The flags were carried in parades and rallies. In addition to the special flags, most organizations had special pole tops specific to that group, to further distinguish their unique standards. The pole tops often bore either National eagles, organizational emblems, or typical Third Reich patriotic motifs. The emblem would be atop a sleeve into which the flagpole (generally a wood pole with a black finish) would fit. These were designed to be visually impressive pieces of regalia and are often very eye-catching. Most Third Reich pole tops did not survive the war or its aftermath.
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