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

    SOLD 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.

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    Original WWII Era Hitler Youth HJ PROFICIENCY BADGE In Silver Certified

    $89.00
    Original WWII Era Hitler Youth HJ PROFICIENCY BADGE In Silver Certified. The Leistungsabzeichen der HJ, (Proficiency Badge of the HJ), was instituted as the first Hitler Youth award by Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach on May 1ST 1934 as an incentive for HJ members to increase their proficiency in military oriented athletics, academics, field exercises, and shooting. The badge was established in three grades of Silver, Bronze and Iron, with the age of the recipient being the determining factor of which grade the individual was eligible for. Seventeen year old's were eligible for the Silver badge, sixteen year old's for the Bronze badge and fifteen year old's for the Iron badge. Each HJ member was issued a Leistungsbuch, (Qualification book), to record their achievements and verify their right to wear the badge when awarded. Originally the badges were worn on the left breast pocket of the HJ service uniform but later regulations altered wear to the right breast pocket. The stamped, polished alloy award is in the form of a Tyr-rune with a circle superimposed to it, upon which is embossed, in runic script, "Für Leistungen In Der H.J." (For Proficiency In The H.J.), encompassing a mobile swastika. To the age darkened reverse is a raised RZM mark, "M1/35" indicating manufacture by  Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida and a six-digit serial number. The pin-back device is intact. In good worn condition some  loss to silver finish. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. 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.

  • Outstanding Original WWII Era German NSDAP (Nazi) POLITICAL FLAG POLE FINIAL Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Outstanding Original WWII Era German NSDAP (Nazi) POLITICAL FLAG POLE FINIAL Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. A polished aluminum flag pole finial, in the form of an eagle whose outstretched wings have a span of 24cm and which clutches a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons. The obverse of the swastika is painted in black enamel, most of which has been retained. From the base of the wreath extends a collar, 70mm deep with a 25mm internal diameter. Two perforations may be seen to its exterior, along with a stamped RZM, "Reichszeugmeisterei" (National-material-control-office), logo and "M3/40/37," being a manufacturer’s code with a 1936 date. There is a few dings on the eagle (see photos) also slight black paint loss otherwise in good condition. A very rare and striking badge.   In good but worn condition some wear. Nice example issued with expected used condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic from 1936. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. These are very desirable to collectors and rarely come up for sale, do not miss this!

  • Original WWII German M-42 Double Decal KIA Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German M-42 Double Decal KIA Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler’s appointment to Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, on June 17TH 1936, he effectively had full control of all the police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. The new dress regulations included an attempt to standardize the helmets of the police and on July 28TH 1936 regulations once again altered the insignia on the police helmets with the new wreathed police eagle emblem to be applied to the left side of the helmet and the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), party shield applied to the right side. The July 1936 police helmet insignia was utilized for the duration of the war. The stamped, sheet steel construction helmet retains about 97% of its slightly rough textured, field-grey paint. The left side of the helmet has a black based, silver, wreathed, police eagle/wreath/swastika decal which is retained about 97%. The right side of the helmet has a NSDAP party shield decal with a narrow black outer border, a red base field with a central, white, circle with a canted, black, swastika. The party shield decal is retained about 74%. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. Original liner band is present the M31 tan leather liner is fully intact with all fingers (two fingers are torn). The liner has a blood stain probable KIA and some light rust from blood inside the shell as well as a small dent (see photos) where a projectile hit the helmet. The interior, reverse, neck guard apron has a stamped, serial number, "Z92"? and marked "EF64", indicating manufacture by Emaillierwerk, AG Fulda, size  size 64. Very nice untouched combat worn and Killed In Action German field Police Helmet. A very good "fresh find" (never in a collection)  example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!