S012279 SCHUTZPOLIZEI DES REICHS REVIER OBERWACHTMEISTER'S SHOULDER BOARD. (Schulterklappen)

BACKGROUND: On June 17TH 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies, including the Feuerschutzpolizei, (Fire Protection Police), within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. One of the new uniform regulations was the introduction of new style shoulder insignia and the introduction of specific Truppenfarbe, (branch of service colors), to identify the assorted branches of Police service. Personnel serving with the Schutzpolizei des Reiches, (National Protection Police), were allocated green truppenfarbe.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Second pattern, slip on shoulder board as introduced along with new uniforms in July 1936. The shoulder boards feature dual, outer edge, matte silver/aluminum Russian braid with evenly spaced, interwoven brown "V"s, encompassing dual, inner, brown braids. Mounted on a green wool truppenfarbe base. Glue spots to the reverse indicating it was most probably in a scrap book at some point.

GRADE ****                                        PRICE $70.00

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