Product Description: These Reichspost Sport Shirt Eagles are unissued examples, still on a partial factory roll. These are impressive pieces of insignia. They are Bevo, machine woven construction, with a large political type German eagle and swastika emblem in white thread on a blue background, enclosed within a shield-shaped border. The backing fabric is a typical thin blue rayon. The reverse shows typical details of the machine weaving. These Reichspost Sport Shirt Eagles show some light age, with patina throughout, and a few areas of moth nips or tears to the thin backing. They otherwise remain as they were when they were made, having never been folded or even cut from the roll. You can order as many as you like and we will cut off one or a strip for you, in your order quantity. It is getting increasingly difficult to find unissued patches in multiples still on the strip like this.
Historical Description: Physical fitness and competition were two concepts that were highly valued in the ideology of the Third Reich. All kinds of sports clubs and organizations flourished in the years before WWII, with larger Reich level organizations supervising athletics, promoting events, and issuing awards for sport achievement. The various Nazi era civil, political, military, and paramilitary organizations also promoted or even mandated exercise and sports for their members. To facilitate this, these organizations instituted sport uniforms, which typically included sport shoes, and for warm weather, shorts, and a knit tank top with a woven emblem specific to that organization. In cold weather, the sport uniform generally included dark colored knit trousers and a sweatshirt, usually also with the sports-specific organizational emblem. The woven organizational emblem patch used on the sports patch was often a rather large patch, making these appealing souvenirs for Allied troops as they swept into Germany. Some types of the sports patches are very common today, though intact sports clothing is rarer, and some sports emblems for smaller organizations, made in limited numbers, are very rare.
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