Product Description: This is a very impressive and desirable Veterans Flag Pole Top. It was used for standards of the Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund (NS-RKB), was formed in 1938 and was disbanded by Hitler in 1943. This one is in wonderful condition with a nice, deep patina. It depicts an iconic 1914 pattern Iron Cross award superimposed on a large Nazi swastika, and surmounted by the Iron Cross and swastika emblem of the NS-RKB. The original bronze finish shows age toning, and minor wear. This Veterans flag pole top shows no damage, the piece is intact and complete with its original threaded post and nut that once affixed this to a flag pole. A great example of the NS-RKB veterans flag pole top, which was only used for am limited time, and is not commonly encountered today.
Historical Description: Virtually all of 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 flag pole (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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