BACKGROUND: After Hitler’s accession to power in 1933 he immediately began a restructuring of the national railway system and by early 1937 had succeeded in achieving a centralized efficient National Railway. With this restructuring new uniforms and insignia were introduced for railway personnel in 1933. Additional items of insignia were introduced and modified at various times throughout the war. The round buckle was Introduced in 1940 for wear by RBD officers. Buckle was worn on the black leather belt for service dress and the brocade belt for dress wear.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A roughly 47mm diameter, stamped zinc, circular buckle with gold wash. Buckle features the RBD winged wheel below a swastika, encompassed by a laurel leaf wreath. Maker marked to Assmann and dated for 1940. The buckle comes complete with an original 95cm long brown leather belt. The belt is unmarked. Missing the adjustable pronged catch.

GRADE ****                                                         PRICE $389.00 (Or Best Offer)

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