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#54715 02/26/2007 02:48 AM
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Hi everyone, just thought I would take a moment and say hi. I do know some members already from another forum. I have been collecting post WWII Polizei insignia for the last twenty years. During that time I have managed to pick up a few pieces, although it seems every time I read a thread here I am completely humbled.

The collections are absolutely amazing, and I really appreciate all the established collectors sharing photos of their insignia here.

My focus is on patches and hat badges. Does anyone know if there has ever been a comprehensive work on these two subjects ?

Honestly, I need all the help I can get..... After a few hours of reading threads I seem more lost than ever, five wings, six wings, three wings, mohawks, bowling pins, pointy feathers.... I'm ready to pack it up and start collecting styrofoam coffee cups !!! Eek

Thanks & Happy Collecting !!

Andrew


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#54716 02/26/2007 04:08 AM
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Andrew,

Welcome aboard! Smile

I think you will find that there is an awful lot of information here that will be of use to you. We tend to be a rather helpful bunch as there are not a lot of us police collectors. Feel free to ask questions and we will try to confuse you further. Wink

I am also interested in some postwar Polizei items as well as the Imperial and Weimar Republic time periods. Do you limit yourself to insignia or do you pick up other goodies as well?

George


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#54717 02/26/2007 04:48 AM
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George

Thanks for the welcome. The first piece I ever had was a BGS Eagle & Tab patch set...... that was the end for me. At my peak I had about 150 hats & helmets, and about 100 uniform sets from WG alone. I also had a fairly extensive rank & hat badge collection.

A divorce in '98 put a damper on all of that. Had to sell off about 80% of my German collection to pay for the attorney. I didn't get back into collecting German insignia till about 2004, and have been trying to slowly rebuild.

I have managed to obtain a few items recently which I am waiting to arrive in the mail. Once I have them in I will take a photo and share.

With my foundation in collecting I know that knowledge takes time, but the learning curve always seems tough in the beginning.

Andrew


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#54718 02/26/2007 05:02 AM
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Welcome Andrew!

As George already mentioned, you will find lots of polizei related information here and we certainly donít limit discussion to any certain era or only cloth/uniform items. When time permits, check out some of the branch specific threads pined at the beginning of the forum and hopefully you will find something of interest. Have fun searching and feel free to comment & question anytime!


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#54719 02/26/2007 05:08 AM
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Dave

Thanks for the welcome here. I spent some time looking through the pinned threads. It helped me to realize how little I know Wink

I thought It would be easy for me, focusing on Polizei insignia. How little did I know. I am amazed at the amount of differences in all the eagles. Oh well, if something doesn't challenge you intellectually, how much fun can it be !!!

Andrew


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#54720 03/05/2007 11:51 PM
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Welcome Andrew! We must be neighbors as I am one of the central Illinois Boys.
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#54721 03/06/2007 02:16 AM
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Ron

Thanks for the welcome. Seems I am due east of you, just south of Springfield and or dectaur.

Andrew


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