S008673 SS COMMAND FLAG PENNANT EAGLE. (SS Fahrzeug Wimpel Abzeichen)

BACKGROUND: On September 15TH 1936 Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler introduced a series of vehicle command pennants. The design of the pennants varied according to rank with the sequence running from a Sturmbanne (Battalion), commanders pennant right up to a distinctive pennant for the Reichsführer-SS himself. Most of these pennants were only authorized for use by Allgemeine-SS personnel and during the war Waffen-SS commanders and headquarters' units utilized the army pattern vehicle pennants. Another vehicle pennant that had no indication of rank or position was also introduced and was utilized on all branches of SS vehicles as identifying insignia.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Machine woven SS command pennant eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in silver flat wire wire threads on a woven, white, rayon base. The eagle has a roughly, 12.5cm wingspan from tip to tip. The eagle is still on its original, white, rayon factory roll and is complete with its original SS RZM tag. Overall excellent, unissued condition with minimal age toning and the expected yellowing. Very scarce.

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