N019181 BDM/JM JACKET. (BDM/JM Kletterjacke)
BACKGROUND: The BDM, Bund Deutscher Mädel, (League of German Girls), was the female counterpart of the HJ, for girls aged 15-17, and was originally established in December 1928 as the Schwesternschaft der HJ, (Sisterhood of the HJ). In July 1930 the organization was re-designated Bund Deutscher Mädel and in April 1931 the JM, Jungmädelgruppe, (Young Girls Group), for girls aged 10-14, was established as the counterpart of the DJ. On June 1ST 1932 the BDM/JM gained official status as an independent organization of the NSDAP. Uniform regulations were first introduced in 1931 and consisted of a long brown skirt with white collar but it wasn’t until 1933 that BDM/JM uniforms began to become standardized, and on October 10TH 1933 the tan Kletterjacke, (Climbing Jacket), with white blouse and navy blue skirt was introduced.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Light tan colored velour, (imitation suede), construction jacket features a six button front closure with small fold back peak lapels and a lay down collar. The jacket has two, small, non-pleated, patch breast pockets and two, small, non-pleated, patch hip pockets, all with scalloped button down flaps. Straight cut sleeve cuffs have a horizontal, button holed velour strap stitched to the inside seam for fit adjustment. Reverse of the jacket has two vertical tapering darts and dual horizontal fit adjustment straps to both sides, near waistline with nickel/silver plated, magnetic sheet metal adjustment buckles. Interior of the jacket is lined. The buttons are all the bakelite type and look to have their original stitching. "West Hessen Nassau" triangle and HJ diamond are original hand sewn to the left sleeve. Shows the expected age and light period use. Jacket is roughly a size 32" chest. 1934 HJ event badge pinned to the lapel. Also included is a small BDM booklet. Nice clean, untouched example. Great example.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $895.00
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