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Original WWII Era German Police POLIZEI EIGHTEEN YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD, 1938 Certified

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Original WWII Era German Police POLIZEI EIGHTEEN YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD, 1938 Certified. On January 30TH 1938 Hitler instituted a series of Long Service Awards to recognize loyal long service in the police. The award was originally issued in three classes with the first class award for twenty-five years service, the second class award for eighteen years service and the third class award for eight years service. Second class, die struck alloy construction award with bright nickel/silver plated and frosted white finishes for eighteen years service. The award is in the form of a Pattée style cross with a central, vertically oval, centerpiece. The obverse centerpiece features an embossed oak-leaf wreath encompassing a national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika on a smooth background field. The eagle’s wings extended beyond the oak-leaf wreath onto the horizontal arms of the cross. The reverse centerpiece has embossed, block Latin script, “Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei”, (For Loyal Service in the Police), also on a smooth background field. The arms of the cross have a slightly textured background field with a smooth, raised, outer border edging. The ribbon suspension ring and medal loop are both intact. The award comes with a roughly 17cm long, horizontally ribbed, moire, cornflower blue rayon ribbon. In good but used condition with some storage age and expected issues some slight loss to the silver wash. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. A scarce medal.