NSDAP Collar Tab Pair – 1st Regulation Blockwart

$165.00

Condition: Excellent

SKU: JW6987 Category: Tags ,

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Product Description: Matching pair of lovely NSDAP Collar Tab Pair – 1st Regulation Blockwart. These tabs were political leadership positions 1930-1933. Constructed of tan cotton ribbed with buckram cores, trimmed with original silver pre-war bullion collar pipping. Looks to be never been on a tunic.  On each tab is a maker stamp, although it is too light to read.  This is a scarce and desirable set of NSDAP Collar Tab Pair – 1st Regulation Blockwart, in excellent condition.

 

 

 

Historical Description: Collar insignia, in the form of collar tabs (Kragenspiegel) or simple woven Litzen, were very widely used by many German civil, political, military and paramilitary organizations, before and during WWII. In some cases, for example on collar tabs of the Luftwaffe, the collar insignia were rank specific, with devices or rank Tresse that changed as a soldier was promoted. In other cases, such as the pre-1938 Litzen used on enlisted field tunics of the German Army, the collar insignia had no rank identifier, but bore “Waffenfarbe” branch colors that identified a soldier’s unit type. Some German collar insignia were adorned with unit or branch specific metal emblems, while others featured hand or machine embroidery, and still others were made using hand applied wire bullion. Less commonly, collar insignia emblems could be directly applied to the collar itself, rather than being a removable patch. Collar insignia intended for field use was often different from the formal dress insignia used by the same organization. It is no exaggeration to say that many hundreds of different collar patterns were in use during the Third Reich, with some organizations having multiple patterns as regulations changed during the 1933-45 period. Some collar insignia, which was mass produced for large organizations, remains relatively common today, while other insignia types such as those for officers of the highest ranks, or for small organizations, are very scarce.

 

 

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