NSDAP Political Leaders Gorget
NSDAP Political Leaders Gorget.
The NSDAP Political Leaders Gorget was introduced by the Nazi Party in April 1939 and was to be worn by all flag bearers officially entrusted with carrying NSDAP unit standards, each of which had been consecrated by touching the “Blood Flag” stained with the blood of those killed in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. This one shows light wear but retains most of the original gold bronze finish. The gorget is made from a light metal, about 9 inches long and 4-1/2 inches high, and features a very detailed oak leaf border around a large and impressive right-facing national eagle emblem. The piece also has an extra disc located on the chain marked 522.