You will notice that most organizations have a large and small version patch, I believe I know why that is and I have ran this buy others and they seam to agree with me. Yes some were worn on shorts but this is mostly only seen with the RAD. Looking at photos you can see that the ones that have small insignias on there shirts such as the Luftwaffe are females. I came to this conclusion because using my wife as a test subject the small ones fit between the breasts comfortably verses a large insignia. If you also look at all the female organizations all there patches are small and all the mixed organizations have large and small versions of there patches.
03-02-2015 11:13 PM
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A very good thread indeed.
(Reich Labour Service)
These are indeed the most common one out there. You have the large and small the small is for the shorts. I have several because I bought a lot, It turns out that they were all made by different manufacturers but for the most part there is not any noticeable difference in them so no need for me to keep them all. The only difference was an early large patch that is constructed a little different and is smaller then the common large version.
Reichsarbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend
(Reich Labor Service of female youth)
Large (Only one Known)
Small (Only one Known)
(German Labour Front)
Small (Not so common)
Ubungswart (Not so Common) This is the common of these I have seen 6
Schiesswart (Only one known)
Skiwart (Only one Known)
Sportamt (One of a Kind) I have seen 2
blank (Only one known)
(German Woman Work)
(Hard to Find)
These 1st 3 are the 1st pattern police eagle.
I had bought a collection and already had 3 eagles, but when I got the collection I noticed that each eagle including the ones I had were all different.
Blue (Hard to find) I know of 6
Light green (one of a kind) I have seen 3
Dark Green (Only one known)
These are the 2nd version eagle
I believe that there was a blue of these also and a red of the 1st version.
Red (Only one known) only one any one I talk to knows of .
Small eagle (one of a kind) I have seen 2
The rest of these are some what Common.
I have not tried to compare to see witch ones are seen more then the others at this point.
The differences range from color, beak, neck, head, wing size and wreath.
If You have one that is not here, I would love to know about it and if possible add it to this collection.