EAST GERMANY Faithful Service in Interior Ministry Troops Medal 15 Years


GERMANY, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, Faithful Service in Interior Ministry Troops Medal, 15 Years, no date (1960s-80s), Obverse: arms, FUR TREUE DIENSTE, in radiant star, Reverse: national emblem, chrome, 32mm, equivalent of USSR MVD, AU

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They really liked to give out awards in East Germany. The society was poor in material stuff, give them a badge so they can feel better about the way they used their time.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.