Product Description: This NS HAGO Pole Topper is a very nice example of a hard to find piece. The NS HAGO (Nationalsozialistischen Handwerks-, Handels- und Gewerbeorganisationen) was formed in 1933 to unite the German middle class, and was absorbed by the DAF in 1935. This high quality, early piece is made of solid brass that still retains most of the original silver plated finish. The surface shows only a light patina, with scattered minor marks. The early type static swastika on the hammer head at the top of the pole topper retains most of the original black paint. The threaded base of this NS HAGO Pole Topper is still affixed to the turned aluminum finial of the original flag pole, which displays the topper nicely. This scarce flag pole topper remains complete and sound, and has outstanding eye appeal. The condition rates as excellent plus.
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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