POLETOPS #41435 DRL Reichs Sports Pole Top
This pole top is not an example that we see too often and it is quite striking. It measures 10 ˝ inches tall, and features a double sided, nickel-plated spear-like design. In the center is a Sports eagle, with closed wings and looking to the viewer's right. There is a raised swastika on the breast of the bird.
The lower area has the mounting hardware used to attach it to a pole. There is a hole on either side to accept a screw.
There are a few dings on the hardware but they are not too bad, as well as some minor wear to the plating throughout.
A rarely seen pole top here.
POLETOPS #37490 Bakelite Veteran's Pole Top
On the obverse facing is a Roman-like sword pointing upward with an overlapping wreath of oak leaves around the lower section. On the crossguard of the sword is a disk having an immobile swastika in the center. Written around the border of the swastika are the words “Symbol Wird Waffe” or “Symbol Becomes Weapon”. Someone has written “1945” on the blade of the sword, probably a GI.
On the reverse the pole top is the same except the center area has an nicely detailed Iron Cross complete with serrations, a vaulted center swastika, and the date of “1939” on the bottom leg. There is a ribbon device on either side of the iron cross that bears the date of “1940”.
The bottom portion of the pole top is cylindrical with four mounting holes. I understand that this is a very rare pole top; I've seen reproductions of it that were made of metal. There originals were Bakelite and are often broken. This example is all intact and in very good condition.
POLETOPS #37489 NS Kriegerbund Veteran's Pole Top
This pole top is quite large, measuring about 12˝ inches overall. The base metal is probably brass as it is extremely heavy. The entire piece has a nickel plating which shows some usage but is basically intact.
This particular piece is an early variant of the design, and is maker marked "GES GESCH/OTTO GAHR". It is in the form of an oval wreath of overlapping oak leaves which enclose a Roman-like sword which is pointing upwards. In the center of the sword blade is black painted Iron Cross with a large mobile swastika in the center, having red highlights around the legs.
The mounting cylinder at the bottom has two hole on one side and a third on the other for mounting it to a pole.
A very nice pole top here, in good condition.