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..and close-up shows some honest wear .

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...and the backside .

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Also got 2 of these Volkspolizei sleeve Chevrons that were worn low on the lower part of the sleeve .I think they stood for years of service ---,in this case 20 years .The silver bullion tresse looks very nice to me .Besides the green wool backing ,it has a second glued on gray linen backing .

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..and close up of the center line overlap and it's stitching .

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I also got this DDR -visor cap insignia that seems a little different than the norm . It is stitched onto a heavy duty green faced material by dark brown thread going throug holes that are in the ends of the leaves . I found this very interesting , since it is the first one I have seen with this attachment system .

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Here a close-up that shows the small holes at the end of the leaves and the thread going through them .

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The backside shows the thread going aroud the edges of the metal insignia on the frontside .

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Not Polizei --but got this nice set of DDR Red Cross badges -I thought you might find interesting .

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Close-up of the upper section.

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..and close-up of the lower section . The lower spange has a addition with a " I ", meaning 1st class .

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Bernd,

Good to see you this past weekend at the militaria show. Also, a good pickup on the gold DDR buckle. Did you get that at the show? I seldom see these gold ones for sale.

Here is the U.u.W. uniform that you need for your insignia.

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George : Nice tunic , -now I need to get one ! Is that a women's tuni, since therea are no upper pockets ??. The DDR navy EM buckle came with the set of shoulder boards . It was nice to see Linda and you at the show .Bernd

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Bernd,

No, this is a man's tunic because it buttons left to right. Oddly enough, these U.u.W. tunics did not have breast pockets for either male or females and were cut appreciably the same except for which side they buttoned on and the cut of the chest and hips of course.

Here is the female version of this tunic.

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Originally posted by ORPO:
The 1947 is a not a date but is a style or cut number I believe. Excellent photos!

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1947 is the "Betriebsnummer" or makers code.

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I just got this great looking DDR-Police Crash Helmet inthe mail .

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..and a side view.

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..and the other side .

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..and backside view.

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..and close-up of the insignia decal .

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Interior shows the the leather and padded side and neck skirt can be taken off per a zipper . Manufacturer's letters on the zipper are "ULTRA".

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Interior view shows white crossed woven straps and leather finger liner , plus a red thick foam liner all the way around .

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The helmet has no Manufacture's logo anywhere , except the underside of one of the fingers of the leatherliner at the back overlap has:
"II/X". And the size marking of "55" is on one finger to the inside surface.

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..and close-up shot of the zipper .

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..and end of the zipper .

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..and one more view of the helmet front .
I just love this helmet , since it seems to be good quality work compared with some of the other DDR stuff !

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Bernd,

Nice motorcycle helmet. Here is a view of them in wear.

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And, here is a view of one with a two-way radio modification. I have never seen one of the radio equipped helmets for sale.

Also, notice the female traffic cop in the background.


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Here is a medal for the KVP.

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Here is the reverse of the medal.

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Roy,

A very nice boxed KVP medal. Is your medal serial numbered?


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Thanks, Orpo!

It is serial numbered 012869. Do you know if these can be researched like the Soviet awards?

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Roy,

These early numbered medals are not really researchable unless you have the matching Urkunde. Here is a 1954 dated Ehrenurkunde with the matching numbered Volkspolizei Honor Badge. The VP quit numbering their medals some time in the late 1950s and those are impossible to research without an Urkunde of course.

This early cased pin back version of this highest police award was made by an old line Third Reich badge maker (frankly I forget which company at the moment) and it is a very well made heavy enamel badge. Notice this early award does not have the DDR Wappen on the flag as do later versions.

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Here is a close up view of the back of the numbered badge showing the multi-piece construction and markings.

I have several of this fellow's medals and Urkunde. The last one is dated 1960 when he was a Lieutenant Colonel.

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Orpo,

Thanks again! Your VP Highest Honor badge is very, very nice! Compared to the later East German awards, I find the earlier pieces to be very well made.

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RoyQ,

You are welcome and thanks for the kudos on my early VP Honor Badge.

Here is one of his last awards that I have that is not numbered. This long service medal in gold is dated 1960 and you will notice that the Urkunde has no place for the medal number like on the earlier award document. So, this medal would not be researchable at all except for the fact that it is accompanied by the document. Another interesting thing to notice is that the earlier Honor Badge Urkunde is signed by the Chief of the VP while this later document is signed by the Minister of the Interior.

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I had these for years , but just found out that these are early VOPO Collar Tabs , worn from 1954 to 1965 .

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The have nice bullion work on black wool backing .

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..and a close-up . The pairs are still tied with some black string to each other .

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The backsides show the heavy stock paper backing material ; one in white and one in yellow color .

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..and piping ends tied down at the corner ;here you also see the string that ties the pair together .

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