N030671 NSKK 2ND PATTERN VARIANT CAP EAGLE. (Mützenabzeichen)

BACKGROUND: The development of the NSKK, "National Sozialistisches Kraftfahr Korps" (National Socialist Motor Corps), can be traced back to 1923 when the SA introduced a "Kraftfahr Abteilung" (Motor Section) to transport personnel as required. In 1928 the SA Motor section was expanded to "Kraftfahrstaffeln" (Motor Squadrons). In an attempt to create a national motor corps, the NSAK, "National Sozialistisches Automobil Korps" (National Socialist Automobile Corps), was formed in April 1930 as a NSDAP auxiliary organization subordinate to the SA. In early 1931 Adolf Hühnlein was appointed as chief of the NSAK and proposed the name change to NSKK, which was officially accepted in April 1931. Shortly after the purge of the SA in the "Night of the Long Knives," in June 1934, the NSKK was promoted to an official NSDAP organization, given independent status within the party and absorbed the SA Motor Squadron’s personnel.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Variant second pattern eagle as first introduced in 1934. Machine woven, right facing, NSKK eagle and scripted banner in silver/aluminum flat-wire threads on a woven black rayon base. Insignia still on original black rayon factory roll. Script, "NSKK" in silver/aluminum flat-wire on a black banner. Factory roll edges show minor fraying. One edge of factory roll with black machine woven script, "Muster Ges. Gesch.", (Copyright Protected by Law). Of Note: This style eagle was originally worn on the Service Kepi and was adopted for wear on the overseas caps in April 1939. It remained in use until 1945. Removed from cap. Scarce variant pattern eagle.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $90.00

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