RARE Original WWII German POLIZEI EIGHTEEN YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD, 1938. (Polizei Dienstauszeichnungen mit Etui) Certified


Original WWII German POLIZEI EIGHTEEN YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD, 1938. (Polizei Dienstauszeichnungen mit Etui) 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. Allegedly another class of the award was introduced in August 1944 to recognize forty years loyal service and consisted of a golden metal cypher with “40” encompassed by an oak-leaf wreath to be affixed to the ribbon of the twenty-five year service award. 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 section blue ribbon.  nice untouched example. In good but used condition, has that great look!  Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.100% Guaranteed to be authentic . Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Please see our other German Medals and Relics From WWII.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE! Scarce!! Don’t miss it!