|Current price :||$2,325.00|
|# of bids:||18|
|Closes:||4 Days, 21 Hours|
|Started:||4/15/2017 1:00:00 PM|
|Ends:||4/29/2017 1:00:00 PM|
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One of the rarest models of production gorgets, this is a textbook example of the duty gorget worn by the SA-Feldjägerkorps. The SA-FJK existed only from 1933 until 1935 and was an arned SA/Polizei body. In addition to the normal Polizei power to arrest, they were also authorized to arrest any member of the SA and SS. The entire SA-Feldjägerkorps numbered approximately 1560 men and officers, so it was a relatively tiny arm of the police and was absorbed into the Motorisierte Straßenpolizei and the Motorisierte Gendarmerie by March/April 1935.
The gorget body is a dull silver/aluminum color with separately applied gilt metal insignia. The swastikas have the correct 'hammered' pattern with gilt finish. The star of the SA-Feldjägerkorps is mounted centrally and is gilt with the eagle finished in black. The gilt "A" stands for Abteilung (Battalion/Section); the "VIb" indicates the Düsseldorf garrison, while the number "463" was the Dienstnummer (service number) of the SA-FJK member. The reverse is covered with a green pebbled leatherette. The tang is centrally located and is maker stamped by Juncker, Berlin. The gorget retains its original chain which is the same pattern as worn with the SA/SS Standard bearer gorget.
Original examples of the SA FJK gorget are extremely difficult to find, and while many are currently being offered by numerous dealers, every example I've found on the internet is fake. The few that have survived reside primarily in older collections and are seldom offered for sale. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a gorget that will not be found in most collections.